Rome, Italy, Part II

Last week, I posted the first installment of our recent trip to Rome, click here to read that post; today I’ll share more about this amazing city. As I mentioned last week, Rome has an overwhelming number of fascinating and historical points of interest, as well as hoards of tourists, even in November. But the... Continue Reading →

Rome, Italy, Part I

Rome is truly a phenomenal place to visit. Over the centuries, it has inspired writers, poets, artists, and many others with its magnificence. Sometimes referred to as the Eternal City, the City of Seven Hills, or the Cradle of Western Civilization, (it’s hard to compete with that), there’s something amazing to see at every turn.... Continue Reading →

Barcelona Spain, Part Two

We spent four days in Barcelona last week and, as I have already mentioned, it is an intense city packed with tourists from all over the globe. We heard many different languages spoken, as well as versions of English from the US, UK, Australia, and other English speaking countries. The city will stimulate your senses... Continue Reading →

Hola Barcelona!

Oh my, Barcelona is energetic, active, spirited, full of people from all over the globe, and so worth the intensity of the crowds! It is a vibrant city that will overload your senses with all it has to offer. Las Ramblas We arrived here yesterday afternoon and hit the ground running. For those of you... Continue Reading →

Laval, Normandie, France

Earlier this week, theTravelsketcher and I had to take a trip to Laval to get our COVID boosters, so we decided to make a day of it and see some of the sites in this historic city. Laval, about one hour from our home, is the capitol the Department of Mayenne, and is located about... Continue Reading →

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Musée d’Orsay, located on the left bank of the Seine in Paris, houses the largest collection of impressionist art in the world, including works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir and many other famous artists. In addition to the amazing paintings, you’ll find sculptures, photography, and other works of art dating from the mid 1900s to... Continue Reading →

Settling for Paris

We had planned on going to the US tomorrow. We had plane tickets, and a rental car reserved; hotels reservations, plans to stay with family and friends, and other reservations in place. However, with rising COVID cases, and travel challenges at CDG and Heathrow, we came to the difficult decision that it was prudent to... Continue Reading →

Bayeux and Beyond

Last week I wrote about some sites we have visited recently not far from our home in Normandie. This week I’ll write a little more about two of these locations, Beuvron-en-Auge, and Bayeux. After visiting Château de Canon, we headed to Beuvron-en-Auge, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, for lunch. It was a... Continue Reading →

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