Cruising The Med Newsletter

HOT OFF THE PRESSES THE INTENTIONAL TRAVELER NEWSLETTER Click on The Newsletter to access and download your free pdf copy CRUISING THE MEDITERRANEAN – Get The Intentional Traveler’s newsletter on cruising the Mediterranean. It’s Free to download and easy to print a copy. A good reference on a Mediterranean cruise. It features information on cruiseContinue reading “Cruising The Med Newsletter”

Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story An Unexpected Bastille Day Opportunity 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 we learnedContinue reading “Bastille Day In Paris”

A Viking Rhône River Cruise

The Rhône With Viking River Cruises The Rhône region of France extends from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne, Lyon, France’s culinary heart and west of the Beaujolais wine region and includes dozens of quaint Provençal villages along its banks. The Rhône River winds its way from Switzerland into France beginningContinue reading “A Viking Rhône River Cruise”

Mediterranean Itineraries

Considering A Mediterranean Cruise Summer is cruising season in the Mediterranean and the major cruise lines are well established in the market and offer a wide variety of itineraries. There are a number of similarities in most itineraries with the two main embarkation ports being Barcelona and the port for Rome, Civitavecchia. Venice, Italy isContinue reading “Mediterranean Itineraries”

Visiting The Rhône Region Of France

The Rhône And The Heart Of France Recently we spent a little over a week visiting the Rhône region of France which extends from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne, Lyon, France’s culinary heart and west of the Rhône in the Beaujolais wine region including visits to some quaint Provençal villages.Continue reading “Visiting The Rhône Region Of France”

1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre

Shortly after graduating high school the summer of 1965 found me in Paris visiting a Parisian exchange student, Jean Paul that had spent some time with my family the year before. At the same time a classmate of mine was also in Paris with her parents. For a few days Jean Paul, Beth and IContinue reading “1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre”

Port of Call Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Port of Call Amsterdam”

Traveling Through Beaujolais

Spending a week along the Rhône in France. Traveling up the river from Marseille, through historic Avignon, Arles, the Roman city of Vienne and ending up in Lyon, France’s culinary heart. This trip included time visiting the Beaujolais wine region and a number of quaint Provençal villages. Located north of Lyon in eastern France, BeaujolaisContinue reading “Traveling Through Beaujolais”

Seeing Paris From The Seine

Cruising On The River 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 want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans. Seeing this city from the river there isContinue reading “Seeing Paris From The Seine”