Memento Monday: Loqi Shopping Bag featuring Gustav Klimt

This souvenir is a gift from my work friend, Holly, who went to Spain a few months ago. I requested her to get me the souvenir that got away which I posted about previously. While she couldn’t get the exact one I wanted, she did get a really pretty one by a Spanish artist. I was ecstatic! Holly, sweet as she is, bought me this shopping bag featuring the artist Gustav Klimt. It was a pleasant surprise! The souvenir I wanted featured Klimt’s work, The Tree of Life. Thank you, Holly! xoxo

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Sunday Review: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

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As often as hubby and I travel, we have not stayed at a Hard Rock Hotel. Our first time was a pleasant experience that I wouldn’t mind repeating. Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 The location is ideal as it is only … Continue reading

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A Fiery Reflection

On our way home from a weekend in Washington, D.C., I glanced at the side mirror from my seat as a passenger, and saw the sunset reflecting on it. I immediately grabbed my phone to take a picture, and I have been waiting for the right opportunity to post it. It has come!

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Free Friday: Trevi Fountain, Rome

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One of the popular free attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. Even during the off season, tourists flock to the fountain. It was a challenge to take pictures without anyone photo bombing.Fontana di Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: One Rockin’ Door

On our recent trip to South Lake Tahoe in California, we stayed at a Hard Rock Hotel, and I enjoyed checking out the doors featuring scenes from rock concerts by famous rock bands. This one looks really cool.I asked my husband who he thinks the artist is on this door. His reply was an uninterested, “How should I know?” What a killjoy! 

I think, it’s Mitch Jagger. What do you think?

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Destination: Portugal

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A Spring trip to Portugal wasn’t in our plans. Hubby and I intended to join one of my sisters-in-law and her husband to a Fatima pilgrimage in September. However, vacation scheduling at work got in the way. I have to … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Margherita?

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I thought that Pizza Margherita has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. But the couple of times we ordered Pizza Margherita in Italy, there weren’t any visible basil!When we ordered Margherita with prosciutto in Pompeii, no basil either.These pizzas may … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Roma Tote Bag

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I have a weakness for bags, so when I saw this tote bag at a souvenir store in Rome, I bought it! With the Colosseum print on it, and the word ROMA in huge letters across it, there is no … Continue reading

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Sunday Review: FH Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome

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Finally, I get to sit down and write a review of this hotel we stayed at in Rome on our trip to Italy. It is long overdue. We went on an escorted tour, so it was the tour company’s choice … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Danger That Is Mount Vesuvius

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Mount Vesuvius is silent, but dangerous. One can’t miss it, standing at the main square of Pompeii, the ancient city that is now a popular attraction because the presently quiet volcano erupted back in AD 79 covering Pompeii with ashes … Continue reading

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