Sailing with Matteri Classic Wooden Boats
Lake Como

Sailing with Matteri Classic Wooden Boats

There are many things that a young boy dreams of when he grows up, and for me, this particular day was one that my adventure-filled child self would have dreamt of from watching any James Bond film! The sun was shining high above the gentle rocking waters of Lake Como, and Allison Marie and I were eagerly awaiting by the Grand Hotel Imperial’s private dock. Suddenly, approaching from afar was a triumphant rumble in the…

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A Wish Come True in Rome, Italy
Rome

A Wish Come True in Rome, Italy

Ever since I was a young boy, it was an on-going dream of mine to visit Rome for one simple reason– I would spend hours with a garden stick in my hand pretending to be a gladiator. In school, when I learnt about the Colosseum and the Roman Empire I knew that, one day, I had to see it for myself. For most of my life it was at the top of my bucket list!…

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Dreaming in Venice, Italy
Travel

Dreaming in Venice, Italy

     “And I said to him, ‘If Paris is the City of Lights and Los Angeles is the City of Stars and New York City is the City That Never Sleeps, well then…Venice is the City of Dreams.” Photographs and little excerpts from our personal diary written during our visit to Venice, Italy:      “There is no denying it — Venice is a beautiful city. It is quite frankly one of the most…

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