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Where are you traveling to next?

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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Fri June 17th, 2011, 5:40 am

Wow! So of all those places, where did you have the best time?

Have fun in the Philippines.

A "Travel by Novel: Ireland" page is coming soon, thanks to a volunteer who compiled a great list for me. A Scotland page has been requested, and will likely follow sometime this summer when I can carve out the time.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 17th, 2011, 8:57 am

Off to Lake Garda tomorrow!
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Post by Vanessa » Fri June 17th, 2011, 9:57 am

Beautiful place! I can't remember where we stayed, but it's so easy to hop on a boat to another part. When I went with my sister-in-law, we used to have dinner in a restaurant opposite a castle - it was very atmospheric at night as it was all lit up. I think we went when Italy won the football as there was lots of celebrating!! Lots of lovely shops, too. Enjoy!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 17th, 2011, 11:01 am

I've been there before, about 15 (gulp) years ago and it is lovely. The place you're describing sounds like Sirmione, as that has a castle and I remember going there, it was very pretty.

I've just found out that my current book is set in Lake Garda, and the author based the house on the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio's property, so I may try to check it out.

Edited to say I just googled him, and you can visit a museum which is adjacent to his villa, although from the picture it just looks like an ordinary house.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri June 17th, 2011, 11:20 am

That's the place!!! Lots of lovely little streets to wander up and down. There's even a place to do a spot of sunbathing if the fancy takes you! :)
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Post by Veronica » Sat June 18th, 2011, 6:48 am

[quote=""Margaret""]Wow! So of all those places, where did you have the best time?

Have fun in the Philippines.[/quote]

Thank you. :)

Hard to say; every place and country has its charm and beauty. I enjoyed all places and in their different ways I had the best time in all places. I've learnt that a good travel companion enhance your chances of a good time but travelling on your own is also a great way to see everything YOU want (not everyone likes looking at ruins! :p )
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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Post by Margaret » Sun June 19th, 2011, 4:59 am

The best time I ever had traveling, I was on my own - a great jaunt in the Rhineland, with no one to moan and groan that I was spending too much time in bookstores or ancestral archives.
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Post by DianeL » Sun June 19th, 2011, 4:30 pm

Margaret, that sounds like a really lovely holiday.

My next trip is in just a few days, off to the Pacific NW. Thanks to Misfit, we've got some lovely ideas of our own for things to do (thank you again, Misfit!). I have my hoodies ready to go, a dog sitter, and am beginning to get excited ...
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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Mon June 20th, 2011, 4:40 am

Are you going to stop in Portland, Oregon, Diane? Powell's Books is a must-see. And a drive up the Columbia River Gorge to check out the waterfalls is a close second.
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Post by Nickie » Mon June 27th, 2011, 5:43 pm

I'm going to take a trip to Vienna coming July. Never been there before, but want to see Sissi's castle and taste the Sacher Torte!


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