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Hershey Hotel & Hershey, PA

by on December 8, 2010 · 11 comments

Chocolate Town

Hershey Hotel & Hershey, PA

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Published on December 8, 2010
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Chicago Trip Report

by on August 13, 2010 · 21 comments

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Well I was hoping to post a picture of some “Halfway Bars” this afternoon, but the recipe turned out to be a dud and the bars went into the trash. I’m still kind of bummed about it, but rather than sit and stew I decided to post a trip report. Sorry it doesn’t include any […]

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Published on August 13, 2010
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Florence Rome Trip Report 2010

by on March 24, 2010 · 14 comments

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I hope this is helpful to anyone planning a trip to Italy. This was our second time, so I’m starting to feel more experienced and confident about sharing information. Now if only I could speak the language. One question a few people have asked is if not knowing Italian is a problem. In my experience, […]

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Published on March 24, 2010
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On our first night in Florence — somewhere between a visit to the Palatina Gallery and dinner at Trattoria 4 Leoni, we ducked into a bookshop in the Oltrarno. It was cold that evening and we were very hungry, but our dinner reservation wasn’t until 7:30. The selection of English books was pretty limited, but there […]

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Published on March 23, 2010
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Next time you burn a batch of biscotti, pat yourself on the back and say “This is the way they make it in Rome.” Or at least at one very special bakery, Antico Forno del Ghetto where everything is just a touch burnt. Antico Forno del Ghetto is in the Jewish Ghetto located at the […]

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Published on March 22, 2010
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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary Photos

by on March 19, 2010 · 5 comments

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Here are a few photos I took yesterday at the cat sanctuary at Torre Argentina. You can go there to see the ancient ruins or to play with cats! We did a little of both. Fuzz made friends with a cat named Paloma. Luckily Paloma had already been adopted. These are just a few of […]

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Published on March 19, 2010
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Pane del Pescatore

by on March 19, 2010 · 13 comments

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Here’s a picture of the cookies I bought a few days ago in Florence. At the bakery they were labeled “pescatore” but it seems the proper name is “pan del pescatore” which translates to something like “bread of the fisherman”. The cookies stay fresh for a long time so you can take them on fishing trips […]

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Published on March 19, 2010
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Good Morning from Rome

by on March 19, 2010 · 3 comments

I’m limiting my computer time which is why pictures are so random and sporadic, but I wanted to say thanks to everyone following this little adventure.  If you are going to Rome and Florence in the near future, feel free to email me in the upcoming weeks and maybe I can offer tips or experience.  […]

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Published on March 19, 2010