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Sunset Sundowners

Sunset Sundowners

Sunset Sundowners

Sundowners are a beloved South African tradition.  They are a daily happy hour right at sunset as a celebration of another day spent in paradise.  Africa prides itself on rugged beauty and sunsets that astound and there is always something to toast to when you are in South Africa.   Sundowners are a must for any traveler and should be enjoyed in the company of friendly locals surrounded by the natural beauty. 

Sundowners
South Africa

 

Although the sundowners tradition is South African, the ritual of happy hour at sunset is celebrated throughout the world.  In southwest Florida, sunset sundowners are enjoyed each night on beaches up and down the coast line by visitors and residents alike.  It is a spectacular sight and a relaxing way to end your day.  It is also a great time to share a toast with friends and family.

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Off the Beaten Path in Venice, Italy

Off the Beaten Path in Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice – Off the Beaten Path

Venice is known for its canals and romantic gondola rides.  It is a destination on everyone’s wish list with its artistic jewels and monumental architecture.  There are many highlights that every traveler in Venice cannot overlook.  San Marco Piazza is the largest and most important public square originally built in the ninth century.   The Basilica di San Marco, also known as the Golden Basilica, for its golden mosaics is within the Piazza and adjacent to the Doges Palace (“Palazzo Ducale”).  The Doges Palace is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.  The interior comprises vast council chambers, delicately-decorated residential apartments with works by artists such as Titian and Veronese. Read More