My wife, Jayne, and I recently visited South Tyrol, Northern Italy. The attraction there was the Italian Alps called the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This next series of blog entries will be devoted to this “Sound of Music” – like area! Our “hub of the wheel” was our timeshare hotel in Tisens/Tesimo, located near […]

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For Mike Herwood

Hi Mike, You and I talked about your desire to hike the Dolomites in Northern Italy. At the time, we just couldn’t get a grasp on the logistics, so we decided to revisit the topic another day. Well, buddy, you ran out of time… The original tribute can be viewed here. Jayne and I eventually […]

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Monster Park, Bomarzo, Italy

The Orsini Insanity

In December, 2011, my wife, Jayne, and I traveled back to Italy for the first time since our honeymoon in 1976. We stayed on the southern fringe of Tuscany in a village called Soriano nel Cimino. While there we explored what is considered to be the first theme park called “Monster Park”. It is located […]

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Farmington River, Riverton

Free Again

For a different perspective on some Connecticut, state-wide scenes, download my latest free travel ebook on my Free Stuff! page. Click here for a direct link to this page. This is yours to download to your device of choice and share. Click here for a direct download link to the Connecticut ebook. Check back frequently! More content […]

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Pollenca, Majorca, Spain


So. You consider yourself a good photographer, right? And maybe you even have some great  photos that are technically perfect and creatively eye-catching. You have worked hard over the years perfecting your craft, honing your artistic eye, and paying your dues to establish your art. We will assume here, for argument purposes, that you also […]

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