Marais Mansions of Paris: A neighborhood walking tour

It’s not that the Marais neighborhood of Paris is new or anything. Its heyday was from the 16-18th Centuries. But for being so close to the main tourist routes of central Paris, it has a [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:59:39+00:00 August 28, 2017|Arts and Culture, Europe, France, History Travel|7 Comments

Top Shore Excursions on Viking’s Rhine River Cruise

Along the middle Rhine River, great views from our Viking ship In May this year we sailed the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River Cruises. Amazingly, this is [...]

10 Postcards from a Brittany, France Bike Tour

Our first extended bike tour in our seven years of travel was a most enjoyable one arranged by Exodus Travels around the coast of Brittany. Kris has done most of the writing about what we [...]

Stay and Eat: Culinary Highlights of Brittany, France

Les Bistrot des Caps Earlier this summer, we pedaled our way around the northern part of Brittany, France, on a self-guided tour designed by Exodus Travels. The experience–a first for us–was thoroughly enjoyable, [...]

By | 2017-08-09T13:25:12+00:00 July 25, 2017|Eat, Drink, Stay, Europe, France|8 Comments

Our First Bicycle Tour: Brittany Backroads

Note: In May, we took a week-long bicycling trip around the northern part of Brittany, France. We’d never done anything like this before; our only biking experience had been rides across town and on urban [...]

By | 2017-12-17T11:32:14+00:00 June 29, 2017|Active Travel, Europe, France, Our Travel Life|22 Comments

Above the Altar, Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Of all the cathedrals we've seen, Strasbourg Cathedral is certainly one of my favorites. The original church was started in the 8th Century, and went through several iterations before being completed in the 15th Century. [...]