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Eating Out in Paris

There are at least 40,000 restaurants in Paris!   So says the BBC in a 2016 report.  For me, that's about 39,950 chances to go wrong when eating out in Paris. I've been visiting Paris for decades and have made my fair share of mistakes.  In fact, I made a poor choice just a few...
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Free and Discounted Tours for Alumni

Did You Know? David offers lots of discount opportunities to tour alumni through various competitions and just for traveling with him. You could even win a free trip! Here are some of the ways to take advantage of your former Exploring Europe experiences to make new memories....
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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS ON 2017 TOURS- SAVE $100

SAVE A $100 NOW! Reserve your spot on any of David’s 2017 tours and save $100 per person!  Booking early is the best way to secure your preferred departure date and save $100 while your at it! Browse our new tours now.  Your adventure starts here!   EARLY BIRD BOOKING...
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100 Days in Europe 8/100: The Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio, or “old bridge” spans the Arno River in Florence, Italy.  There has been a bridge here since Roman times. It has been destroyed several times by floods (1117 and 1333) but always rebuilt.  The bridge we see today is the work of Giorgio Vasari, a noted artist...
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100 Days in Europe 6/100: Ristorante Casa Gala

CASA GALA – Montecatini Alto It is amazing what a chef can do with simple food, especially when there are fantastic ingredients.  Recently, I visited Montecatini Alto, a small hilltown outside of Florence.  I decided to have lunch at a little outdoor café known as CASA GALA. ...

100 Days in Europe 5/100: Montecatini Alto

Montacatini Terme is a spa town located between Florence and Pisa.  For many, it provides more affordable hotel alternatives than staying in Florence.  Today, I explored the town and then took the finuculare up to the charming village in the mountains know as Montacatini Alto....
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100 Days in Europe 4/100: Marcampo Agriturismo

Agriturismo MARCAMPO Volterra is my favorite hilltown in Tuscany.  Years ago, arrived in town for the first time, met new friends in the local bar and have been coming back ever since.  One of those friends was Genuino who owned a restaurant and wine bar in town.  Since that...
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100 Days in Europe 3/100 Truffle Hunting

Today, I joined my friends Moreno and Manuelle for another trek in the woods, this time in search of truffles. A truffle is the fruit of a subterranean fungus and is a species of the genus known as “tuber.” Many of the species are highly prized for gourmet cooking, especially...
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100 Days in Europe 2/100 A Walk in the Woods

2/100 Days in Europe Le Marche region of Italy I try to put in 5 miles a day (not counting walking on tours) for jogging/walking exercise.  This seems almost like a chore at home, but when in Europe it gives me a chance to explore new areas from a different perspective.  This...
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Kicking off 100 days of travels in Europe

I arrived in Europe early this morning to begin 100+ days of leading tours and researching new destinations. I hope you’ll follow my adventures in Europe!  I’ll be posting on Facebook, and blogging here on my website, everyday for at least the next 100 days and I hope you’ll...