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Nina’s Africa Diary, Part III

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Thursday January 19th This morning found me in bed until 8:30. I needed a solid night’s sleepand had been on so many spectacular game drives that I gave myself permission […]... READ MORE
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Nina’s Africa Diary, Part II

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After a few days on the road, we had become close as a group, and also aware of certain behavioral patterns amongst us. Some liked to rise early, and others […]... READ MORE
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Nina’s Africa Diary, Part I Khaki Fever

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On Jan 12th,  2012, I returned to Africa for the second time in the past 18 months, to visit Kenya and Tanzania, with a group of 13 ladies led by Krista Krieger, […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: San Francisco Asian Art Museum Trip: Part I

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SHANGHAI — I was in Shanghai when the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art delegation came to Shanghai (its sister city since 1980), and I was delighted to join them […]... READ MORE
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Part II: Grand Hotels in the Italian Lake District: Lake Como’s Uncommon Allure

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Before setting off for a week in Menaggio, we had planned only two days at the Hotel Metropole-Suisse in Como. We might have stayed a week had we realized the […]... READ MORE
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Venetian Heritage as seen by Mary Hilliard

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Venetian Heritage, one of the intrepid groups which raises money for preservation and restoration in Venice, Italy, held a gala event there for a few beautifully sunny days in early […]... READ MORE
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Grand Hotels in the Italian Lake District

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However much the Italian Lakes District is culturally set apart from the more well-traveled museum-saturated Venice-Florence-Rome-Naples route, the region’s breathtaking scenery, invigorating alpine air, virtuoso villas, and splendid gardens are […]... READ MORE
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Villa Carlotta abloom! Lake Como bellissimo

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Years ago, I lived in a wonderful villa in Florence, a former Strozzi hunting lodge transformed into a classic 19th-century villa set amidst a tree-filled park. Back then, I never […]... READ MORE
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Milano Moderno

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My planned spring retreat to the scenic Italian Lake District had a bit of a detour when my travel companion scored a last-minute ticket for Cenacolo Vinciano, as the Milanese […]... READ MORE

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