Lourdes, France, wasn't what we were expecting, but maybe it was what we needed.
When we left Beauvoir, France, we were a little overwhelmed by the magic of Mont Saint-Michel. But not so overwhelmed that we couldn't enjoy some fine French wine.
Sometimes the soul of a place appears only when all of the people have gone. Read about how we learned this lesson at Mont-Saint-Michel.
The WWII sites in northern France evoke some strong feelings, especially for a history teacher and world traveler.
Ever the romantic, Mr. Michael Ballard has planned several stops on this trip that are anniversary gifts to me. One of those was a visit to the Champagne region of France.
Although we fully expected to see the world as a series of natural wonders and iconic buildings, we have started looking more at human connections to truly define a location.
Avignon is the perfect hub for seeing some amazing history, including four UNESCO World Heritage sites, give or take.
We spent the morning at a secret beach on the French Riviera and the afternoon at a medieval fortress covered in contemporary art.
Around the World in Review, Leg 02: Driving loop in Spain, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, and Andorra. Plus a road trip in Mallorca.
Heading to a new destination usually involves imagining what it will be like. Frequently, those visions are based on photos, movies, and television shows you've seen from that locale. Which means I was very confused when attempting to envision Tasmania, …