We made an impromptu trip to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy- one of the least visited but where many of the traditional Italian specialties hail from, including Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.

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Valle d’Aosta

It was a few days past New Year’s, and the marble offices were closed for another week (Italy gets long winter breaks, in addition to month-long vacations in August), so we had time to take an excursion to the Italian Alps to get in our first ski of the season. The weather forecast predicted snow […]

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French Excursions

So we admit this post is long past due because we actually traveled to Paris back in October, but were most recently in France again to see a fairy-tale-like castle in the French countryside.

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