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  1. J

    Zurers in Italy 2019

    Monday, May 6: Day 1 The brilliance of the plan to fly from Newark (for the cheap airfare) was compromised somewhat by rain and traffic and the trip took longer than expected. Combined with incredible lines for security--even with TSA Pre-check-- and we only had time for quick sandwich before...
  2. PokeyMindy

    My 50th Birthday Present to Myself, ITALY!

    By Pokey from Massachusetts, Fall 2004 Venice, Florence, Radda in Chianti, Assisi, and Rome. Oct. 3-22, 2004 This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Venice, Magic and Mosquitos Finally! After almost one year of planning, the day is here! Oct. 2nd, I head down via Amtrak...
  3. PokeyMindy

    Florence and Emilia Romagna: We Ate, We Cooked, We Drank (and Shopped)

    By Pokey from MA, Spring 2009 I return to Florence and then embark on a Food Lover's Gastronomic Tour of Emilia Romagna with my friend ColleenK. We are foodies and love to eat, drink, shop, and mostly laugh! This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Day 1, April 26th/27th. I'm so...
  4. Doug Phillips

    Hanging Out in the Algarve and London

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2002 October 15-November 1 2002 - Twelve days in the south of Portugal with four days in London before returning to Canada. The Algarve doesn’t get much respect on Slow Travel, but for us it was a great introduction to the concept of Slow Travel, long before...
  5. Doug Phillips

    Tuscan Rambles

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Spring 2004 Two weeks in the hill towns of Tuscany, with a side trip to Elba and an unexpected encounter with the Giro d'Italia, May 1-15, 2004 This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Introduction and Planning My beautiful wife (BW)...
  6. Doug Phillips

    Footloose in Provence & Paris

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2005 Thirteen days in Provence and four days in Paris, including some wonderful food and wine, a day in Nice, and an unexpected encounter with "Good Year" - September 10-27, 2005 This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Introduction and Planning...
  7. Doug Phillips

    A Traveller in Paris

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2006 October 21-28, 2006. A very enjoyable week in Paris in a great location in the Marais, featuring a different restaurant each evening, an afternoon mini-GTG, very smooth transportation connections and local travel. A real bonus was unexpectedly good...
  8. Doug Phillips

    Roman Holiday

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2007 My 2006 Slow Travel Prize was a week in an apartment in Rome. This evolved into twelve days in Italy, based in Rome, followed by two days in Paris in September 2007. There were four of us - Liz, Doug, Steve and Brad Phillips. We had a great time, including...
  9. Georgia & Zig

    Yes, Zig Has Written About our Bavaria Trip!

    By Zig and Georgia from Kentucky, Spring 2010 Trip Description: Spring of 2010, Zig and Georgia travel to Zurich, Maria Laach, Oberammergau for a Passion play, Salzburg, Vienna, Munich and more! This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Thursday May 13 - Lexington to Atlanta to...
  10. Doug Phillips

    Return to the Luberon

    By Doug Phillips from Ontario, Fall 2007 A 10-day return visit to the south of France, following 12 days in Italy and two days in Paris with our two sons. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Return to the Luberon In September 2007, my Beautiful Wife (BW) and I did...
  11. J

    Umbria, Tuscany and Lake Como

    By Jabez from United States, Spring 2003 Two week adventure covering Umbria, Southern Tuscany and Bellagio on Lake Como. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Background Before I begin my travel report, let me give some background. My wife (Judy) and I (Jim)...
  12. J

    October in Lucca, Chianti, Montalcino and Rome and Two Slow Travel Converts

    By jabez from Georgia, Fall 2005 October 8 - 25, 2005 Busseto, Lucca, Chianti, Montalcino, Rome and Milan This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Background The last three years Judy and I have traveled to Italy, my sixth trip overall. Last year was a true Slow...
  13. Georgia & Zig

    What We Did on Our Summer Vacation (2 weeks, 2 people with 2 carry-ons)

    By Zig and Georgia from Kentucky, Spring 2005 May 16-31,(2005) Our first European trip(according to Zig): Arriving in Rome, train to Florence, Venice, Siena, bus to Elba, and train to Rome with only our carry-ons. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Travel from Kentucky...
  14. Doug Phillips

    A Traveller in the Drome

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Spring 2008 June 14-28, 2008. Two weeks based near La Begude de Mazenc, a small village in Drome Provence - with day trips into the Vercors, the Ardeche, the Luberon - several market visits - a GTG and meals in several restaurants. This trip report was originally...
  15. Doug Phillips

    "Cinq femmes et moi." Travels in the South of France

    By Doug Phillips from Canada, Summer 2009 June 2-20, 2009. Four days in Paris, followed by two weeks based in Ansouis, a small village in the eastern part of the Luberon. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Introduction and Planning My wife and I have been to the Luberon on...
  16. ItalophileNJ

    Florence On My Own: Three Weeks of Studying Italian and Very Slow Travel

    By Marian from New Jersey, Spring 2004 May 5-26 2004. Three weeks in Florence, staying in an apartment in the Oltr'arno and studying Italian at the Centro Koine. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav. Before I begin talking about my time in Florence, I’ll say a few words...
  17. ItalophileNJ

    'I Vincitori' Learn to Get Lost in the Hills and Valleys of Italy

    By Marian from New Jersey, Spring 2006 5-20 May A two-week trip to two very different places. First, a week spent just outside the village of Perdifumo, a tiny town in the Cilento, south of Salerno. Next a week in an apartment within the walled town of San Quirico d'Orcia. We stay in two...
  18. Amy

    All Roads Lead to Pisy -- Week in Burgundy

    Summer 2006 - Amy and Larry spend a week in a vacation rental in Burgundy during the summer, eating good food and visiting towns in the area to see what there is to see. Why Burgundy? My husband and I spent a long honeymoon driving around France the Spring of 1990. We had Frommer's France, the...
  19. Amy

    Croissant Run 2006 - A Return to Paris

    Summer 2006. A week in Paris, spread out to bracket a week in Burgundy. This was our fifth visit to Paris, and certainly not our last. The week in Burgundy is in a separate trip report. Still At My Desk Many years ago, I landed in Paris while on my way to Turkey. Three days in Paris gave me...
  20. Amy

    Paris with the Boys - Taking Teens to Paris

    April 2007 - Amy and her husband spend a week in Paris with their teen boys. Back to Paris, Teens Included I often tell my eldest son Dan that he really was in Paris once. I was newly pregnant, and tagged along with my husband Larry on a business trip to Paris. The morning sickness, dietary...
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