“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

How to Plan the Perfect European Villa Vacation

One of my favorite vacation memories is the time I went to Tuscany. My family and I rented a villa to serve as our base to tour several towns in the region. And when my daughter and her husband and daughters had to go back home, some friends came to extend the adventure. There was plenty of room for everyone to relax, a kitchen to cook in (and take a cooking class), a gracious dining room, and more.

 Here’s an article from Travel and Leisure.com with suggestions on finding and booking English and Scottish estates, Grecian escapes, Irish castles, and rustic French retreats for your travel adventure.