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Glen McClure: Photographer & Untourist Extraordinaire!

on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:19
Photography, McClure, Italy, Untours
Glen and his wife, Marshall, have been on 5 Untours, travelling with us first in 1999: Tuscany (1999,2005), Umbria (2006), Venice-Umbria (2007),  Tuscany- Umbria (2011). 

Tell us a little bit about your most recent Untour.

We spent one week in Tuscany and one week in Umbria. I am a professional photographer and I love to photograph the landscape and the people too, so I pretty much spend my time shooting. That is when I am not sampling the great food and wine from these regions. What a combo, natural beauty and the beauty of great, simple food prepared well!

What is your favorite Untours

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A roadmap for some of Italian culture's more noteworthy features

on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:45
Festival in the village of Murlo, Marlene Hench, Untours
A festival at one of Untours' home villages, Murlo is one way that you can see the strong bonds of community that are typical in an Italian community; it's one hallmark of the Italian culture.

In an attempt to better understand Italy, today's culture clue is an overview of some of Italian culture's more famous features. Of course I begin with the usual caution and caveats, as there is no "typical Italian" so much as there are overall tendencies in a culture. Understanding some of these unspoken attitudes and common prespectives may help you understand and appreciate your experience, on your

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Our Untourist of the Week, Doris M! (her Untours Cafe moniker)

on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 14:28
Untourist Doris M has traveled with Untours to Switzerland, Tuscany, Provence, Alsace, Spain, Venice, Prague and Budapest
This week's Untourist of the Week, Doris Matick because of her lovely photos of Spain that you see in the slideshow below.  But when we asked her for her Untour impressions, she went all over the map. Which is not to say, she doesn't love Spain.  Check out her wonderful blog post on Untours Cafe, The Colours of Spain - Andalusia in Springtime
Doris and her husband have gone on nine Untours: Swiss Heartland, Swiss Ticino, Tuscany, Provence, Alsace, Spain, Venice, Prague/Budapest
Along with this beautiful essay on Priego de Cordoba, one of Untours hometowns, Doris has three more Spain