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Italy, Germans, the Euro, the Lire and the Road to Moscow*

*Al Stewart’s haunting song about the last time the Germans were in charge. Now you’re asking yourself, what does this have to do with Dauntless and how are events from 75 years ago applicable to today.  910 more words


Salzburg, Austria! 11/12/12

So today we left Venice, and started to make our way towards Salzburg, Austria, where the Sound of Music was filmed! I’m super excited. We had a late start this morning because our tour had a room broken into and a camera and passport were stolen, so we waited while they went to the police station and tried to get it sorted out. 260 more words


Venice! 09/12/12 - 10/12/12

Day One – 09/12/12 – Venice via Verona!

This morning we leave the beautiful city of Rome, and I’m super sad. Rome was absolutely amazing. But the tour must go on! 696 more words


Notes From Underground: In a 70th Anniversary Redo, I SAY NUTS to Global Financial Markets

First, as the clouds of sadness begin to lift I want to thank all of those who took time to send a note to the blog and to me in emails for the condolences on the passing of my mentor and friend. 837 more words


The Homecoming

When I first visited Athens, I was 15 years old. I had gone on the first of three high school class trips to Europe, and was very excited to come here. 606 more words