A Night at the Opera: Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Italy
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A Night at the Opera: Pavarotti Theatre in Modena, Italy

Last night, we spent the evening at the Luciano Pavarotti Municipal Theatre in Modena, Italy to watch an opera. Opera ia a big part of Italian culture and in some area is incredibly popular. Modena has a long tradition of opera singers and performance. The Theatre opened in 1841. The Ducal Architect, Vincenzo Vandelli, designed this…

How to Prepare For a Big Trip And Have a Great Time
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How to Prepare For a Big Trip And Have a Great Time

Are you going on a big trip and wondering how to best prepare for it?  If so, I get it.  I love taking long flights to faraway destinations.  But, with lots of different destinations to explore, preparation is key to the trip’s success.  For example, I enjoy planning what I am going to see and…

How To Get To Pompeii And Herculaneum from Naples
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How To Get To Pompeii And Herculaneum from Naples

For many people, a visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum is a bucket list item, and Naples (Napoli) Italy is the central hub to reach both archeological sites. Many tourists arrive in Naples and then have to figure out how to get to Pompeii, Herculaneum, or both. Pompeii and Herculaneum, are two of the most famous…

How To Stay Fit on a Cruise – My Top 10 Secrets
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How To Stay Fit on a Cruise – My Top 10 Secrets

Are you wondering how to stay fit on a cruise ship?  Its no wonder that returning home from a cruise often brings great memories, and few extra pounds.  Gaining a little weight is especially common for first-time cruisers.   For example, I remember my first Princess cruise to Alaska, walking by those beautiful desserts- it is…

Alaska Cruise Tips – With Bonus Glacier Bay Video
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Alaska Cruise Tips – With Bonus Glacier Bay Video

Considering a cruise to Alaska and looking for tips on what to see and do?  First, let me say, Alaska offers a fantastic itinerary – even as a first cruise! Alaska is one of my favorite routes and can be among the least expensive. It is also one of the most popular itineraries, and many…

Repositioning Cruises: See The World and Cruise For Less!
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Repositioning Cruises: See The World and Cruise For Less!

Cruise lines have to move ship from a region, at the end of its season, to another region for the beginning of its season. This one-way cruises are called a repositioning cruises and operates routes that are not offered on regular cruise. Instead of sailing without passengers, cruise lines offer savvy travellers the chance to…

Introducing Mantova and Sabbioneta, Italy
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Introducing Mantova and Sabbioneta, Italy

Mantova (Mantua) and Sabbioneta are two of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in northern Italy.  Mantova and Sabbioneta are located in the Lombardy region.  Specifically, about 150km southeast of Milan, and 45km south of Verona.  Also, you can reach Mantova by train from Verona in the North or Modena in the south. Mantova Mantova is…