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About babyboomersmusings

I am an artist, that also loves to bake, cook, write, garden decorate and take photo's. I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts and business. My passion is travel; I travel and manage my websites. www.travel-tips-packing-luggage.com and nu-groovy.com "With direction in one hand and passion in the other, my hands are always full of possibilities". ~ unknown

Living like a local with our home exchange in Rome

We made the decision earlier this year to do a home exchange for our Italy trip. If you have read my tips about home-exchange on my website or read any previous blog posts about it, you already know what a … Continue reading

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Getting to Rome or Trastevere from the Leonardo da Vinci -Fiumicino airport Rome Italy…and getting stuck between floors in the elevator

We arrived at the Fiumicino airport in Rome in Terminal 1 from Amsterdam. We needed to get on the FR1 to go to Trastevere station as our apartment was near there. After getting our luggage it was easy to follow … Continue reading

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My flight to Rome, Italy

When I was booking my flight for Rome Italy, my travel agent suggested that I get my stop over in Amsterdam instead of London. It is a very long trip from Vancouver and I would have to have a stop. … Continue reading

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New travel gear for my Italy trip

  Oct. 07, 2012. I purchased new travel gear for my Italy trip, a back pack and a convertible bag and a purse. I also took a nylon bag that packs into its own pocket just in case. It took … Continue reading

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Street food in Vancouver, Canada

I know I am getting ready to go to Italy but I needed to go Vancouver for a couple of days. The weather was glorious and it seemed more like early September than October. I love to walk around the … Continue reading

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Italy trip…building my strength and stamina

We are going on an Italy trip late this fall. It seemed so far off but suddenly my departure date is almost here. The summer went so quickly and there is always so much to do. There is no where … Continue reading

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Met the Orient express… but we’re going nowhere!

Taking the Venice Simplon-Orient express from Paris to the St Lucia station in Venice Italy has been a dream of mine since I was a young girl. If you have read some of my other posts you will see that … Continue reading

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Tango by the Seine

Tango is such a beautiful dance and I  always dreamed of dancing by the Seine in Paris when I was a young girl. Dreams can come true! If you are in Paris you really should check this out regardless of … Continue reading

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The serenade

Excerpt from book: A day at Chateau Versailles by Elizabeth Anderson We were admitted into the Kings Chambers. This time it was closed to the daily viewing, it made it very nice as we were able to see the rooms without … Continue reading

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Is Place des Vosges really the nicest square in the world?

We had a day ahead of us with nothing much planned and we were going to Versailles the next day so I wanted to conserve my energy and not walk too much on my feet. We had heard so much … Continue reading

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