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    Daily Photos: Breakfast in Sanya Bay

    Breakfast was the most important meal on my press trip to China last year. It was the only meal we had any control over. We spent the days visiting landmarks and popping into various restaurants for extremely lengthy, multi-course meals. Tables filled with various noodles, brothy soups and bony fish for dinner were a huge contrast from the meat based breakfasts in the hotel.  I loaded up on ham, bacon, fish and beef before heading out each day, in case…

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    Daily Photo: Strangers on Benches in Switzerland

    Lugano may have the best vibes of any of the places I’ve ever been. You can feel the warmth through the thin, breezy air drifting off the water. Monday is a bit of a lazy Sunday in Switzerland with many of the restaurants and museums closed for the day. The Swiss clearly value relaxation as the country is filled with spas and wellness centers. Sometimes that just means sitting on a park bench with strangers and taking in the view.…

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  • Destinations

    Lucca, Italy

      LUCCA 32.0835° N, 81.0998° W Lucca is best described as a well-preserved Etruscan city of the Renaissance Era. As you walk through the center of town, you will see those walls standing tall and proud. Kingdoms are still standing here and it’s a beautiful sight to behold. Perhaps Lucca is most known for it’s the amazing history its architecture tells. A city of the Middle Ages transformed into a modern Tuscan town in the 21st Century.   Quick Facts…

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    Daily Photo: Cupcakes in Concord

    I try to make a point of visiting local eateries when I’m home in North Carolina. This particular day I was actually on the search for a sushi restaurant in a part of town I’ve never been. At 3 pm on a Saturday. Which was exactly fruitful because they’re mostly closed. But, I found a bakery and that’s close enough. Shout out to Susan at Frosted Butterfly Bakery for providing me a tray and your best cupcakes to do an…

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