Member Monday: A Taste of Tuscany

When you go overseas, it’s a good idea to stay for multiple weeks to get the most out of the trip. That’s why Global Discovery Vacations member Katherine K. recently spent two weeks in the cultural hub of Tuscany, Italy, one at Residence La Ferreria. Thanks to Katherine, this week’s Member Monday is a delightful read!

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 No Train, No Gain: Europe Edition

Despite the fact that I traveled by train almost every day when I lived in Europe, I made very little use of the large number of scenic railways found throughout the Old Continent. A few weeks ago I shared with you the great railroads that the USA has to offer. Now it’s Europe’s turn to impress […]

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 Abroad Perspective: Bring Your Appetite

Something that is all too common to me now never occurred to me while I was living in Europe: the doggy bag. The cultural phenomenon of taking food home is nearly absent from European restaurants, even though it has its origins in ancient Rome (the napkins that the Romans used for personal hygiene also turned […]

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 Abroad Perspective: Food for Thought

The way we eat around the world sets us apart more than you would think. I am not simply referring to the different foods we consume, but to the dining experience itself. Restaurants seem to be the culmination of cultural differences. Think about your most recent dining experience. Do you remember what you ate and […]

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