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Kisses on the Grand Canal

Casa de Youngren

In 2009, we celebrated in Venice. In 2010, we were traveling Southeast Asia. This year, we're riding scooters around our neighborhood in San Diego. It never seems to matter where we are or what we're doing. Valentine's Day has always made me fall in love all over...

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Happy (Belated) Birthday America

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I realize I'm a day late, but just ask my friends - I'm the master of belated birthday wishes. And I'm also the master at Friends marathons, as my dear hubby found out yesterday. You see, we just had our very first real weekend to ourselves. You know, the kind of...

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What We loved About Lucca

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Sweet, wonderful, picture-perfect Lucca. If it's even possible - if I could drum up the energy to calculate everywhere that we have been in our lifetimes, all of the breathtaking corners of the world that we have seen even in just the last six months - I just may...

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Roman Holiday

Casa de Youngren

You can hear the roar of Trevi fountain before you ever see it. The winding alleys that lead up to the small piazza are filled with the sound of rushing water, laughing tourists, and anticipation. It isn't until you turn the final corner and face the monument that...

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What we love about Tuscany

Casa de Youngren

I stared at the landscape from a tower above the Tuscan countryside. Olives, greens and yellows stretched over the mass of rolling hills like camouflage hugs the bicep of a soldier. Cypresses fingered the sky, bare grapevines scratched the air, and rays of sun...

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