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Why Visit Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is synonymous with wine making and for good reason.  For centuries the region has been a producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends.  And for many, that connection is the extent of what they think Bordeaux has to offer.  It is no longer the only reason to visit Bordeaux.

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An Airbnb Experience – The Best Meal in Joshua Tree

The Best Meal in Joshua Tree Brought Me Down a Rabbit Hole

What started out as an Airbnb experience, morphed into an extended conversation with an engaging Renaissance woman.  When planning my Joshua Tree trip, I was attracted to Erica’s class, High Desert Healthy for two reasons. 

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Belém, Jeronimos Monastery, & Cooking Lisbon

Oct. 12:  We are having our ritual late night tea at the pousada, recounting the fun we’ve had traipsing around Lisbon.  Almost every picture depicted of Lisbon features Belém and so it certainly made it our must do list.  It’s a bit out of town, but again, it has some very key sights that any visit to Lisbon should include. 

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Lesson at SCOOK — Oct 10

Even though we didn’t go to bed until 2am, we set our alarms for 7:30am, because we wanted to have some time to enjoy the Maison Pic while awake. Its understated elegance is as charming as charming gets.

Neither of us were really hungry, but Dan didn’t want to pass up the chance to see what Anne-Sophie could offer for petite déjeuner (breakfast).

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