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April 22, 2011 in Italian Recipes Italy Tuscan Recipes / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Pasta e Fagioli Throughout Tuscany, and indeed, all of Italy, Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and bean soup) is served. Delightful on a winter’s day, this hearty soup is easy to make. For a vegetarian version, omit the pancetta. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of olive oil 3 small garlic cloves, minced 2 ounces of finely chopped pancetta One 16-ounce can of Italian… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Another tranquil day cycling along the peaceful Belgian cycle paths…After seeing the nighttime sky last night with incredible clarity, I was not surprised to wake up this morning in Dendermonde with another day of clear blue sky. We had a nice breakfast then climbed aboard our bikes for a morning ride down the Schelde River , chasing the barge Iris… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

With popular Trip Leader Pascal, you’ve got “a new friend in a small country called France.” Living in an area steeped in history is second nature to Pascal, who was born and raised in the “City of Popes”—Avignon, France. Here, in the heart of Provence, Pascal grew up with his three brothers, spending most of his days outdoors, even in… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Cycling under incredible blue sky and 75 degrees. What a great group of travelers, many have traveled with us multiple times, lots of history and very pleasant and relaxing rides through sleepy villages along dikes. Wow! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

April 15, 2011 in More Europe / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

For a small city, Amsterdam packs a very large cultural and artistic punch. Over 50 museums are located in the city, with collections ranging from the priceless Van Gogh Museum to the Vodka museum. Others include the Anne Frank House, the Bag & Purse Museum and many smaller art museums. However, a visit to this charming city isn’t complete without… Read More


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