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Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Venice

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In May I'll give myself a little vacation. This year, I'm booked on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour--the same route I drove in my minibus back in the 1970s and 1980s. It collects Europe's greatest hits into an amazing three-week journey.

Of all our tour itineraries, a consistent best seller is our Venice-Florence-Rome in 10 Days thriller. Talk about mainlining all the travel wonder of Italy: I can't think of a more intensely entertaining 10 days in Europe for anyone who enjoys great food, people, fun, art, and culture then joining what my staff fondly refers to as "VFR." So for eight out of the 21 days in Europe on my tour, I'll start with a cappuccino and a cheery "Buon giorno!" in these three magnificent cities. In Venice, I plan to get lost.