Travel & musings from a redhead point of view.

Triumph in Genoa! Awed by the Elaborate San Lorenzo Cathedral!

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It took three tries spanning ten years, but I finally got to explore inside the intriguing Genoa Cathedral!   Did it help that this time we had plans to get together with friends Lorenzo and Silena and that the namesakes … Read More

Delectable, Tantalizing Italian Foods Not to Miss

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Italian dining! Epicure, connoisseur, gourmet or foodie…whatever title you assign yourself, Italy is the place you want to be for succulent dining. The food is closely tied to the various regions, which explains the rise of Eataly restaurants throughout the … Read More

Musings on the Enchantment of the Italian Riviera

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What is it about Italy that makes this Celtic-heritage redhead eager to spend precious travel time there? Speaking little of the romance language… rolling out a buon giorno, a buena sera, a prego and grazie…somehow these words see you through … Read More

Downtown Tucson, Arizona is an Eclectic Mix of Old and New

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Have you been to Tucson lately? At a population of half a million people, you’d think the city of Tucson could feel large and anonymous. It’s anything but. With a compact city center, the place comes across as a small … Read More

Arizona Hiking – Sabino Canyon and Pinnacle Peak

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  Hiking in sunny Arizona is always a welcome winter break from gray-skied Pittsburgh, even if the trip experienced unseasonably low temperatures. Sabino Canyon Hiking, Tucson Located in the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Sabino Canyon is a relaxing recreational area … Read More

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

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Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, Taliesin West is the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. BG was our guide, she has been there for 20 years and … Read More