Monthly Archives: July 2014

Visit Villa Minna in Provence

Intellectual wines are wines that are too much work to understand.  It requires breathing, aeration, much contemplation to grasp the full character of the wines.  Villa Minna makes such wines.  The wines are subtle with delicate aromas, a distinctive minerality, … Continue reading

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Eight Travel Tips

Travel abroad can be exciting, adventurous, educational, and experiential.  It can also create a bit of anxiety and fear.  Much comfort and confidence comes from pre-trip preparation.  Here are 8 tips for safe, relaxed, and enjoyable travel. 1. Once you … Continue reading

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A Day in Istanbul

Istanbul is as colorful and diverse as the spices and brilliantly colored fabrics at the Grand Bazaar.  People are from all over the world and of every religion.  The city and the people are examples of extremes.  I had never … Continue reading

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