A Too Quick Day Trip To Mantova (Mantua)

September 10, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

From Verona You Can Day Trip To Mantova During our 10 days in Verona, we planned a mix of local sites, day trips and some just relaxing local wandering. Our B&B hostess suggested that we might want to do a day trip to Mantova. While eating breakfast we did some iPad […]

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Relaxing Garden Oasis At Giardini Guisti

September 8, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Time Out to Relax in the Giardini Guisti It has been a busy few days on our trip to Verona. We needed one day to recover from two late nights at the Verona Arena and a busy day trip to Venice for the Regatta . Having quickly discounted using the HopOnHopOff (HoHo) […]

Venice Regatta during day trip from Verona on 10 week Italy trip

Don’t Miss The Venice Regatta

September 7, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Plan To See The Venice Regatta Normally we do really poorly at planing our trips to align with major events in a town (e.g. we missed diving with whale sharks in Belize by 2 weeks!). This time we hoped to do better! We had timed our visit to Verona to […]

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Spectaculars In the Verona Arena

September 6, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Aida in the Verona Arena – A Teaser When we were first planning our 10 weeks in Italy, the only early fixed agenda item was the desire to see Romeo and Juliette in the Verona Arena. My romantic husband made sure we planned around this! We had toured the Verona […]

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London Gateway

September 3, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

London Gateway To 10 Weeks In Italy When heading to Europe for an extended stay, we always pick a gateway city to spend a few day and get over jet lag.  This trip our choice was a London gateway. Starting our 10 week fall Italy trip, it was a debate […]

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Was the London Pass Worth It For Us?

September 3, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Considering The London Pass We were so busy leading up to our departure for 10 weeks that we really did not make a lot of decisions about what we would do for our 4 days in London. With each passing year, I am less certain how bagged I will be […]

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The London Eye Day And Night

September 2, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Visit The London Eye Day and Night For Different Views The London Eye was absolutely on our “must do” list for this trip to London. It was not covered on our London Pass and would eat into time from other venues on our Pass but we still decided this stop […]

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Little Venice And Camden Market

August 31, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

We Found Little Venice And Camden Market In London The first day we land in Europe after leaving Toronto is usually a slower day as we struggle through jet lag and the lack of sleep on the plane. On our first day in London, we took the suggestion of the […]

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Travel Planning Geek (To Plan Or Not To Plan)

August 23, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

As A Travel Planning Geek – We May Plan A Bit Too Much When We Travel I have always liked the romantic thought of just showing up at the airport and taking a seat on the first flight out. But every time we start thinking about a vacation much more […]

Travelling the PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy)

August 17, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

Travelling The PCH To See The West Coast For 4 Weeks Travelling the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) for 4 weeks down the west coast we covered an amazing: 2200+ miles, 2 train trips, 3 airplane trips, 2 countries, 3 states and 13 hotels. Leaving from our home town in Toronto (Canada), […]

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What Happens To All the Stuff Left Behind?

August 11, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Updated:  Jan 12/15 We had just finished 4 weeks on the west coast – 2200+ miles, 2 countries, 3 states and 13 hotels.  Packing to head home to “real life” is always a bit depressing.  It was particularly sad this time as we headed home to a hospital palliative care […]

San Diego Rest Stop

August 10, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading South To The Paradise Point Resort At San Diego Rest Stop Getting off the ferry from Catalina Island in Newport Beach at dinner time, we hopped the little 3 car ferry to Balboa Island and were soon on Hwy 1 heading south. We couldn’t miss repeating another part of our […]