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Europe 2014

Forte di Bard, Italy

The drive to Forte di Bard led us through many tunnels, carved into the mountainside and at times, under rocky overpasses, guarded by a mesh cage to prevent pieces of rock from falling onto the car. There were also quite a few castle like structures ...

Casinò di Campione, Italy

A few days ago, a local friend told us about Casino Campione d'Italia and suggested that we check it out while we were in town. He told us it is the largest casino in Europe and that it has 9 floors of table games and slot machines, with a stunning v...

Tartarughe Ninja

Sometimes it's the little things about somewhere new that make you smile. Like walking by this quaint movie theater in Mendrisio and seeing a poster for Tartarughe Ninja, aka Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! ...

Sagra Dell Uva (Grape Festival)

The Sagra dell Uva, or Festival of the Grape, is an annual festival that takes place in Mendrisio at the end of September, which lucky for us happens to be this weekend. Consequently, we spent the day buying freshly baked macarons, herb infused goat ...

Exploring Grand Hotel Billia

Grand Hotel Billia is, without a doubt, one of the nicest properties that I've stayed at during my (many) years of travel. There are several hotels that have won me over with their charm and impeccable service and attention to detail; The Pacific Hot...

Fog Covered Mountains in Aosta Valley

This morning, I was surprised to see a thick, fog rolling over the mountains of Aosta Valley. The scene reminded me of something straight out of a Led Zepplin song or one of my favorite childhood books, The Hobbit. At any moment, I half expected to s...

Leaving Slovenia…

Today was a full day of travel. After six days in Nova Gorica, we were excited head West from Slovenia to Saint Vincent, located in the Aosta Valley region of Italy. Nova Gorica is a beautiful, small town, with lots of local charm and a really nice c...

A Rainy Day in Nova Gorica

When we woke up today, it was to the sound of rain. Anxious to get out and explore the town of Nova Gorica, we snuggled up under an umbrella and managed to stay semi dry as we went for a walk around the town. Our first stop was for supplies and so we...

Perla Hotel and Casino

Even after a good night's rest, we were still on the tired side when we woke up this morning, mostly due to a day of travel and jet lag. However, after a semi successful search for Red Bull (we found regular, but no sugar free), we managed to caffein...

New York City to Nova Gorica, Slovenia

I fell asleep in New York, woke up in Venice, and now I'm in Slovenia. It's been less than 24 hours and I've been in three countries. I'm tired, but overall, I'm feeling pretty good. We had to get to JFK Airport extra early last night so that we c...