Travel Quote

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. Unknown Eze, Côte d’Azur, France

Le Mont Saint Michel, France

Le Mont Saint Michel is one of the most stunning sites in France. We live just an hour away, and have driven past it on several occasions, and it never fails to take my breath away. Le Mont Saint Michel dates back to 708 when the Archangel Michel appeared in the dreams of Saint-Aubert, the... 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 →

Stairways

The theme for today’s blog post is stairways, naturally occurring and human made. I’m sharing a collection of interesting ones I have found in my travels. Like pathways and passageways, stairways are also inviting; it’s our curiosity that draws us to them to find out where they lead. 1. On the shore of Loch Ness,... 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 →

Les Jardin des Plantes, Paris

At this time last week, we had just arrived in Paris and were looking forward to spending a few days exploring this iconic city. Our first stop was Les Jardin des Plantes, and due to a heatwave, we got an early start. This 68 acre park reminds me of one of my favorite places, Balboa... 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 →

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