UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

The front door of the Strasbourg Cathedral. The center of the city of Strasbourg is a Unesco World Heritage site. There are 43 Unesco World Heritage Sites in France, the fourth most after [...]

By | 2018-03-06T19:30:14+00:00 March 6, 2018|Categories: Europe, France, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|0 Comments

Planning Your First Europe Bike Tour

Photo by BikeTours.com The responses we get to our travels tell us a lot about what’s trending in the minds of senior travelers: what parts of the world they want to visit and [...]

By | 2018-03-17T18:55:02+00:00 February 27, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Travel Tips|Tags: |16 Comments

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Marais Mansions of Paris: A neighborhood walking tour

An architectural trail through the historic Marais neighborhood of Paris. 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-11T20:39:46+00:00 August 28, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, France, History Travel|Tags: , |7 Comments

Viking’s Rhine River Cruise Top Shore Excursions

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

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, [...]

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|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, France, Our Travel Life|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

Dinan, France at Night

We arrived late afternoon in Dinan, Brittany, a medieval city which retains most of its centuries-old architecture because it seems to have avoided most of France's wars since just before William invaded England in 1066. [...]

By | 2017-05-31T04:11:50+00:00 May 31, 2017|Categories: Europe, France, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , , |4 Comments