France

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

For those who follow the oeuvre of Mel Brooks, it will be obvious what I mean when I say, “It’s good to be the King.” For those not acquainted with the comic’s masterpiece, A History of the World, Part I, you will find Mr. Brooks […]

A Two Night Jaunt in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

A Two Night Jaunt in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

A three hour boat trip from Newhaven to Dieppe might not be everyone’s idea of luxury, especially if you have ever been to Newhaven or Dieppe port – no business class lounge here. Just a corrugated hut with a small café serving coffee if you’re […]

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

Two day trip to France?? Is it possible to get the flavor of two towns with only a two day trip to France? Can I get a Oui Bien Sur up in here?* If you follow my suggestions below, you’ll have time to taste the food […]

Things to do in Chamonix in Summer

Things to do in Chamonix in Summer

When I think of things to do in Chamonix in summer, I still envision everything white – skiing, snowshoeing, snow, snow, snow.  The top of the peaks might still be frosty white, but most of the  ice crystals have melted to reveal verdant valleys and […]

The Best Paintings in Europe

The Best Paintings in Europe

“I don’t want to spend part of my holiday standing in front of a painting!” Having spent practically my entire college career studying art from the world’s great scholars, A little part of me died when my dinner partner uttered those words last week. Then […]

Self Guided Walking Tour of Paris

Self Guided Walking Tour of Paris

What is there to say about Paris that hasn’t been said already? Still, there is always something more to explore: new things to do in Paris, new restaurants to enjoy and old neighborhoods to rediscover.  This self-guided walking tour of Paris will take you to […]