Hilton Head-Savannah Getaway

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Amsterdam, Lucerne, Zurich — and a Rhine River Cruise

All our group trips have been exceptional and different, but this may have been the most unique. We visited 4 countries, each with its own picturesque vistas, tried different foods, and pushed through a couple of rainy (and even snowy) days.

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Bonjour Quebec and Thumbs Down to United Airlines and Newark Airport

A delightful reunion and getaway, despite all the travel frustrations (details here).

Next Trip: Rhine River Cruise, April 12, 2013.

Sarasota Getaway

Katie, Carolyn, Mary and I had a little getaway before our group trip in July. Katie’s daughter, Kerry and our friend, Liz, also joined us for a few days in Sarasota, FL.

While we relaxed, we talked about where The Traveling Sisterhood will go in 2013.

But, first, Quebec! See you in July!

A Taste of Tuscany

While returning to Montecatini from a trip to Pisa, I had time to reflect on my travels in Italy. I realized that over the years I’ve visited close to 25 cities — and about three-quarters of them more than once (Florence 3x, Rome 3x, Venice 2x, Montecatini 2x, Pisa 2x, Lucca 2x, etc.) You get the idea. Amazing, isn’t it? 

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Pre-Trip Reunion

Arthur Avenue. Touring the Little Italy of The Bronx and getting psyched for our October trip to Tuscany.

South America • 2010 • Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Rio de Janeiro

It was a first time visit to South America for 8 of the 10 of us  so this was a perfect itinerary to get a taste  of the landscape, culture, activities and food! We visited the most important sights, hit a church/museum or two, flea/handicraft markets, had a few heart-stopping adventures and we ate…boy, did we eat!

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The “Sisters” Reunion in NYC • August 30, 2010

14 of us got together for a fabulous pre-trip dinner at the Buenos Aires Restaurant on 6th Street, NYC. (Katie was there for a cocktail but had to leave for a meeting so she missed the photo.) On September 30 Rita, Joann, Barbara and a couple of others are taking a wonderful Mediterranean cruise — and on October 8th 10 of us are off to South America. Hopefully, next year will find us all united on one trip.

South America in 2010 • It’s Official!

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3 nights Buenos Aires

2 nights Iguazu Falls

2 nights Rio de Janeiro

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Planning 2010 Trip in FL, December 2009

We celebrated the start of the holidays at Mary & Nick’s annual ‘boat parade’ party last night and had a great time — but today we  got down to business…the business of where to go in 20-10!

Over brunch — and for 3 hours past, we reviewed and discussed potential trips. I had already researched several destinations and had multiple itineraries to present. We batted around Portugal, a river cruise, a spa in Tuscany, Peru and finally decided.

Drum roll, please…

This year, it’s South America!

The itinerary we selected will give you a taste of Argentina, Brazil, Iguazu Falls and even includes a lunch in Uruguay. We’re looking at an October 6 departure.

I’m going back to the travel companies to see if I can work some group magic. Details will follow.