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Quote of the Week
Finding Local Festivals and Events
Eating in Europe for $40 a Day

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Last week when I was in Nashville, my daughter and I were talking about our recently completed knitting projects.  I like to knit (and wear) shawls, but my daughter insisted that I need to expand my repertoire.  I need to knit other kinds of projects. 
I talked to friends at my knitting group about challenging ourselves in our knitting  - maybe as a New Year's resolution.  They kiddingly chided me that I have been listening to too many podcasts. 
I have been listening to podcasts.  And lately I've also been watching Project Runway.  These programs, in addition to my recent yarn shopping trips and talks with my daughter, have inspired me to increase my knitting and think more creatively about my projects.
I've also been thinking about how to challenge my travel.  The quote this week says to travel with all your heart.  How can I do that?  How can I make my travel more meaningful to myself and to you, my readers? 
I've always loved to travel, but maybe I need to think more about why I love it. I need to expand my knowledge. I need to make a stronger connection with the people I meet when I travel. I need to more genuinely share my travel with others.
This will help me to travel with all my heart.This will be my challenge.
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Quote of the Week - 28 October 2016

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

- Confucius

This Week's Post:

Finding Local Festivals and Events

This past weekend my daughter and I drove to Nashville to spend the weekend with my oldest daughter and her husband.  While we were there we attended several local festivals and events. The weather was great, which was nice since two of the events were outside.  I’ve found that attending local events is often a great way to get to know a community and experience it in a unique way.

How to Find Local Events

We were lucky to have my daughter as a tour guide.  She is usually aware of what is going on when we are coming to visit, so she plans our activity schedule to include local events.

If you do not have a local guide...

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From the Archives:
Eating in Europe for $40 a Day

My friend asked how she could eat in Europe for $40 a day – she really didn’t think it was possible.   With a little attention, it isn’t difficult to keep your food budget under control.

When we traveled in 2012, I wrote down every penny my daughter and I spent on food.  We averaged less than 30 Euros per person per day.  At that time the Euro was worth about $1.35.  Multiplying the amount of Euros we spent times the exchange rate, I get $39.78.  The price of food may be a bit higher now, but the exchange rate is much lower.  With today’s exchange rate, $40 comes to around 35 Euros, so that would be our “per day” budget.

That’s enough math.  Here’s a look at some of my favorite ways to eat well without blowing your budget.

One of the most expensive parts of the food budget is not food—it’s drinks. A $40 per day limit doesn’t include very many adult beverages. If you want a...

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Tour of Paris - 2017

The dates have been chosen!  My next tour will be September 8 - 17, 2017.  Paris is my favorite city in Europe and I’d love to share it with you. Click on the link below for more information.  

10 Day Tour of Paris

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