Travelogue for Italy, 2014

Travelogue for Italy, 2014

Open my heart and you will see
Grav’d inside of it, “Italy.”
Such lovers old are I and she:
So it always was, so shall ever be.

— Robert Browning

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my June 2014 trip to Italy, which covers the following destinations:

  • Florence
  • Arezzo
  • Fiesole
  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Vernazza
  • Rapallo
  • Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Camogli
  • San Fruttuoso
  • Portofino
  • Pistoia
  • Greve in Chianti
  • San Gimignano
  • Rome
  • Spoleto
  • Spello

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more are posted on Flickr, and travelogues for all of my previous trips to Europe are still available from the navigation menu, including those from Italy in 2008, 2010, and 2013.

Enjoy!
DLG

 

Travelogue for Italy, 2013

Travelogue for Italy, 2013

You may have the universe
if I may have Italy.

— Giuseppe Verdi

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my June 2013 trip to Italy, which covers the following destinations:

  • Venice
  • Bassano del Grappa
  • Florence
  • Bologna
  • Siena
  • Lucca
  • Pisa
  • Rome

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more are posted on Flickr, and travelogues for all of my previous trips to Europe are still available from the navigation menu, including those from Italy in 2008 and 2010.

Enjoy!
DLG

Travelogue for England and Scotland, 2012

Travelogue for England and Scotland, 2012

Remember what Bilbo used to say: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to…”

—  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my Summer 2012 trip to England and Scotland, which covers the following destinations:

  • London (for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Trooping of the Colour)
  • Greenwich
  • Bath
  • Stonehenge
  • The Cotswolds
  • Oxford
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Edinburgh

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr.

Click here to starting reading…

Enjoy!
DLG

Travelogue for Germany, 2011

Travelogue for Germany, 2011

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

— Martin Buber

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my Summer 2011 trip to Germany, which covers the following destinations:

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Detwang
  • Munich
  • Dachau
  • Füssen
  • Hohenschwangau
  • Mittenwald

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr.

Enjoy!
DLG

Travelogue for Italy, 2010

Travelogue for Italy, 2010

No sooner had we arrived in Italy than the loveliness of the earth and the serenity of the sky made the greatest difference in my sensations. I depend on these things for life; for in the smoke of cities, and the tumult of human kind and the chilling fogs and rains in our own country I can hardly be said to live.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my Summer 2010 trip to Italy, which covers the following destinations:

  • Rome
  • Arezzo
  • Assisi
  • Cortona
  • Orvieto
  • Florence
  • San Gimignano
  • Cinque Terre
  • Portovenere
  • Milan
  • Lake Como
  • Verona
  • Padua
  • Venice

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr, and travelogues for all of my previous trips to Europe are also available from the navigation menu, including those from Italy in 2008 and 2013.

Enjoy!
DLG

 

Travelogue for France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, 2009

Travelogue for France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, 2009

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received in return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Welcome!  This is an online travel journal for my Summer 2009 trip to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, which covers the following destinations:

  • Paris
  • Bayeux
  • Mont-St-Michel
  • Chartres
  • Colmar
  • Bruges
  • Ghent
  • Amsterdam
  • Delft
  • Den Haag
  • Haarlem
  • Zaanse Schans

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr.

Enjoy!
DLG

 

Travelogue for Italy, 2008

Travelogue for Italy, 2008

“It is fate that I am here, persisted George, “but you can call it Italy if it makes you less unhappy.”

— E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my Summer 2008 trip to Italy, which covers the following destinations:

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Lucca
  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • Venice
  • Murano
  • Burano
  • Torcello

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr, and travelogues for all of my previous trips to Europe are also available from the navigation menu, including those from Italy in 2010 and 2013.

Enjoy!
DLG

Travelogue for England and France, 2007

Travelogue for England and France, 2007

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then whereever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Welcome! This is an online travel journal for my August 2007 trip to England and France, which covers the following destinations:

  • London
  • Bath
  • York
  • Paris
  • Versailles

Also, you should know that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more from my trip are available on Flickr.

Enjoy!
DLG

Travelogue for London, 2006

Travelogue for London, 2006

A newspaperman I know, who was stationed in London during the war, says tourists go to England with preconceived notions, so they always find exactly what they go looking for. I told him I’d go looking for the England of English literature, and he said: “Then it’s there.”

— Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road

Welcome! This an online travel journal for my August 2006 trip to London, England, with day trips to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace.

Also, please note that while I’ve embedded some photographs into the entries, many more are available on Flickr.

Enjoy!
DLG