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Title Year Countries Traveler Contest
1316: European Travel Back When - 1964

In 1964, when I was a young graduate student, I took a two-month solo trip to Europe. I ended up visiting about a dozen cities in a half-dozen countries, spending very little...

1995 France, Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland Marian
121: Three Months in Holland

In spring of 1996, I had an opportunity to work in the Netherlands for three months. My husband George and I stayed in an apartment in Leiden that was provided by my company....

1996 Belgium, Netherlands Marta (Moderator)
902: The Virgin Voyage

In the Fall of 1998, two Italy-virgins venture into heaven and come back changed.

1998 Italy Shannon 2006
472: Back to Uni to Learn Italian - A Month in Perugia

A month in Perugia, learning Italian and trying to blend in!

1998 Italy Pamela R
880: Hitting the Highlights in Paris and the Loire Valley

June 22 - July 13, 1999 - Paris and the Loire Valley

1999 France Barry Parks
713: A Weekend in Venice for the Biennale

I went to Venice for the weekend for the opening of the 1999 Venice Biennale.

1999 Italy KellyC
682: Driving through England, Scotland and Wales

This is a driving trip that my husband and I took in August 2000, through England, Scotland and Wales.

2000 United Kingdom GreenDragon
420: A Week in San Gimignano

Six friends: four menopausal females and one very tolerant married couple explore San Gimignano, enjoying the town, the countryside and nearby Siena, whilst imbibing the delicious...

2000 Italy Maggie
319: Sorrento, Amalfi, and Montalcino

Overview of trip to Amalfi and Montalcino with nights sprinkled in at Sorrento, Viterbo, Siena and Florence.

2000 Italy Pat from Witchita
105: 10 Days in Sicily

I went to Sicily by myself and it was an intense experience. Sicily is a land of extremes; from beautiful seaside villages to rolling hills filled with vineyards and Greek ruins...

2000 Italy Shannon
104: Navigating with Bob & Ed in Southern Italy--Two Weeks in Sicily and Puglia

"This trip was conceived with a different set of objectives. The first was to fill in some of the glaring voids in my trip planning resume; I had never been south of the Amalfi...

2000 Italy Bob the Navigator
1776: Japan - the Land of Traditions, Temples,Tea, and Tatami Mats

This was a unique trip with home-stays arranged through the World Youth Visit Exchange Association (WYVEA).

2001 Japan Paula G. Cullison
1398: POSTCARD - A Little Street Opera in Italy

A snippet of life witnessed on the streets of Citta’ di Castello.

2001 Italy charnees
1087: Sicily in February

A visit to Sicily for 13 nights in eight different places - seeing a lot but leaving plenty to see if I'm lucky enough to go again.

2001 Italy davidx
582: An Independent Driving Tour of Europe - 2001

In the spring of 2001, my parents and I celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by spending five weeks driving around Europe.

2001 France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Other Countries JaniceB
573: Golden Luck

A story about two of the countries that I adventured in 2001, not a normal trip report, but a very interesting account of two wild and mysterious countries. Some names have...

2001 Middle East, Other Countries French Toast
467: Travelling Light - With Some Unwelcome Assistance

The drive from Paris had been fantastic. We had just said it was the best time we'd ever had in France. Now we were excitedly heading towards Italy and looking forward to...

2001 France, Italy Pamela R
424: A Non-Slow Trip to Italy

Our first trip to Italy and what we learned, which is that we prefer independent travel to tours!

2001 Italy Tom Spillman
400: Viaggio a Roma

Although my husband, Eddie, and I have been to Italy many times, this is our first trip to Rome. We're spending 8 days in the Eternal City.

2001 Italy Annie M 2004
298: Road to Marrakech

A short trip to France and on to Morocco for cooking classes, shopping and fun.

2001 France, Other Countries StCirq
271: The Roman Holiday Holiday

A day strolling around Rome finding the scenes used for the filming of the movie, Roman Holiday

2001 Italy valerie
181: Notes from Radda, Montemarcello and Vernazza

Italia - Orvieto, Radda in Chianti, Montemarcello (Liguria), Vernazza (Liguria)

2001 Italy John Eager
127: New Years 2001-2002 in Venice; Short visits to Florence and Rome

Enjoying friends, churches, and special moments during 3 weeks in Italy.

2001 Italy Colleen (Moderator)
126: Mommy's Week Out

Kim and her girlfriend leave their families behind and take a seven day trip to Italy, November 7 - 13. They stay in Florence and do some day trips from there.

2001 Italy Kim (Moderator)
125: The Malinka Family’s 2001 Gelato/Gnocchi Trip

Liz, her husband Frank and their daughters Kali and Chloe vacation in Portovenere, two weeks in Chianti, Assisi, Lucca and Florence.

2001 Italy Liz (Moderator)

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