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Vino

Over a Glass of Vino- March 18th, 2018

A Trip to Madrid and Spanish Vino If I could live anywhere else in Europe, I’d want to move to Spain. This weekend, I’m in Madrid, even though the weather was not great Friday or Saturday, I’ve still had a wonderful time exploring, eating local cuisine, and tasting Spanish wine! In the last year Spain has been recognized as the country with the most acreage of vineyards. Even with that said, I don’t know much about Spanish wines, so during this trip, I took some time to learn about local  ...

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lifestyle

Workout from Anywhere!

Three Fitness YouTube Channels for Busy Travelers to Stay in Shape! So, we all know that it is easy to make excuses not to work out. I’ve been there and done that. Mornings I’m just feeling too lazy, stressed, or I’m convinced I don’t have the time. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed working out but I never made it a priority. Well, this New Years I decided to change that and make exercise part of my daily routine. After three months of constantly going to the gym —regardless of snow storms or  ...

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Vino

Over a Glass of Vino- March 11th, 2018

Prosecco v Champagne As this week comes to the end, there are finally the slightest signs of spring! February, although the shortest month, seemed to drag out as the temperatures dropped and Turin received an unusual about of snow! Luckily, March is here and is bringing some warmer weather. Today’s glass of Vino: Prosecco Instead of focusing on one specific bottle, I wanted to talk in more general terms as to what is Prosecco and why it makes any celebration so much better! So, prosecco is  ...

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travel

Isola Bella: A Treasure Island in Lago Maggiore

I’m so surprised that after four years in Italy I had never heard of Isola Bella. It’s truly a masterpiece hidden in the west of Lago Maggiore, just a 10 minute boat ride from Stresa. Of course, Italy is a small nation packed with thousands of marvelous destinations, but if you’re in the northern lake district this Island is not to be missed. History This Island was transformed in the 17th century to the palace that dominates all the land today. The website Isole Borromee gives a thorough  ...

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