Fireworks On Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story Traveling And An Unexpected Bastille Day We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When weContinue reading “Fireworks On Bastille Day In Paris”

Fireworks Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story Traveling And An Unexpected Bastille Day We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When weContinue reading “Fireworks Bastille Day In Paris”

Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide

Seeing Paris On The Cheap Fast approaching is another travel season and hopefully this Summer will be better than last. Of the world’s great destinations Paris is a true stand out and for good reason. If Paris is on your list here is a way to see the city and save some time and moneyContinue reading “Paris Metro – An Updated Tourists Guide”

Paris From The Seine

Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises,Continue reading “Paris From The Seine”

Paris Nights

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn, especially at night.  If you’ve seen movies like An American in Paris and Midnight in Paris you’ve gotten a glimpse of the magic of Paris after the Sun goes down. From cabarets and cafes to enchanting walks along the Seine or strollsContinue reading “Paris Nights”

Little Pieces of Paris #1

Statue of Sainte-Geneviève by Landowski A Short Story Located just upstream from Notre-Dame there is a bridge made notable by a tall, elegant statue at its’ southern end. Examining a map, the bridge is identified as the Pont de la Tournelle and it is just another example of the shear number of remarkable sites inContinue reading “Little Pieces of Paris #1”

Mabry Mill On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Mabry Mill – Just north of Roanoke on the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of Parkway’s most popular attractions, Mabry Mill. The mill is a water powered gristmill with a farm located at MP (mile post) 176 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. The area featured stop offers a popular restaurant and includes aContinue reading “Mabry Mill On The Blue Ridge Parkway”

Todays Featured Poster • The Eiffel Tower

The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. Named for the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Locally nicknamed “La dame de fer” (the iron lady), it was constructed in 1887 as the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair. These giclée printsContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • The Eiffel Tower”

The Perfect Sample Cruise

Haven’t tried cruising? Want a sample before you dive in completely? Not sure if you’re going to like cruising? Maybe a spouse wants to try cruising but you think it’s too big a financial commitment? Perhaps someone is prone to getting seasick and are afraid of the risk? Here’s the perfect answer, take a sampleContinue reading “The Perfect Sample Cruise”

Cruise Port of Call Bermuda

The Port of Kings Wharf Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory or one of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories of which there are 14 that fall under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. They are the parts of the British Empire that have not been granted independence or have voted to remain BritishContinue reading “Cruise Port of Call Bermuda”