Tag Archives: travel
This Week: AZI (the Trastevere, Rome)

This Week: AZI (the Trastevere, Rome)

After walking nearly 20 miles in 24 hours, I nearly spent my last night in Rome hanging out in my stellar hotel room at the Trilussa Palace Hotel, but the excellent hotel happens to be located in the Trastevere, an area known for its cobblestone streets, nightclubs and restaurants, so despite my exhaustion and the […]

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Everything’s going to be ciao, ciao, ciao

Everything’s going to be ciao, ciao, ciao

Trying to select which map of Italy to use in today’s post left me stymied, so I compromised by selecting only my favorite 18. ↔ Today’s mobile phone map applications seem almost magical, but the ultimate device of its time was the printing press, which enabled killer apps like newspapers, books and of course, maps. […]

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If I Lived Here: The view’s great but nobody stays very long

If I Lived Here: The view’s great but nobody stays very long

Last month while visiting California, I had the opportunity to see the now retired lighthouse at Port Reyes National Seashore. While the lighthouse isn’t the subject of today’s post, please take a moment to visit the Port Reyes National Seashore website and learn more about its fascinating history. I don’t want to spoil it, but let’s […]

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Guest Post: Exploring Southern France with J. (Nick) Nichols and Rebekah Zaveloff

Guest Post: Exploring Southern France with J. (Nick) Nichols and Rebekah Zaveloff

Thanks to KitchenLab’s J. (Nick) Nichols for contributing this guest post about he and his wife Rebekah Zaveloff’s annual trip to Southern France with his parents and family. ♦ The doldrums of winter seem to be a good time for all of us involved with home design to take a break in whatever form possible […]

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Hotels Amenities: How important are they?

Hotels Amenities: How important are they?

Work took precedent on this rainy day, but after slogging through a few rough drafts, my brain was fried, so I took a walk around San Francisco’s Union Square, surprised to observe the large number of hotels where I’ve stayed on past trips. In fact, thanks to Priceline, I’ve stayed at several different hotels on […]

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Guest Post: Le Trip’s Jill Mitchell on life in Provence

Guest Post: Le Trip’s Jill Mitchell on life in Provence

I “met” Jill Mitchell when I e-mailed her about a fantastic vintage snake anatomy print I spied while visiting her Ebay store.  An American who chronicles her life in Provence on her blog Le Trip, Jill organizes day trips, tours and travel packages for those of us who do not live like she does.  But […]

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