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Overnight at the Hotel Azura

The Hotel Azura in Santa Rosa, Calif. has the feel of an old-fashioned motor hotel--but with a contemporary twist. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Convenience in a Boutique Hotel in Santa Rosa   Long having implemented a one-night-luxe, one-night-budget approach to travel, the Brawny Sherpa and I find ourselves briefly in Santa Rosa, Calif. for an overnight that is going to be on the…

‘We Represent the Fritter-Makers’ Guild’

Sweets in Venice. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Painting in Venice Gives Chief Pancake Flippers Some Credibility What makes me notice the sign of the fritter-makers guild is not the unionization of pastry makers centuries ago but the food itself. Overwhelmed by so much religious art on…

Sign of the Day: Inner Relief Road

Do otherworldly forces guide tourists on Inner Relief Road, which was opened in 2000 by a minister of the environment and local governance? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Killarney, Ireland’s Street with Promise   So many things can be hoped for on a road named Inner Relief; surely a tourist who finds this spot in Killarney, Ireland is on the right path. —Lori Tripoli ~Advertisement~ ~Advertisement~ Planning a…

Romance at the Dromhall Hotel

A grand sweeping staircase pretty much guarantees a traveler will enjoy her stay. Here, the lobby of the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Bit of Old-Fashioned Bliss in Killarney Every now and then, a place actually looks like it might, like the vision you might have in your head: This is Ireland. This is Killarney. This most definitely is the Dromhall Hotel.…

The Mystery in the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, France manages to make the Battle of Hastings in 1066 an adventuresome mystery. Photo credit: V. Laino

It’s Not Just about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings It having been a very long time since I learned about William the Conqueror, the Battle of Hastings, and the importance of the year 1066 to British history, it is…