You need to drive in Western Europe, if only to see outside the major cities. Places whose names you have not yet heard. Places where the trains don't stop. Places full of real people and rich heritage that can make …
Angela and I love spicy food. The bigger the flavors, the better. And we struggled in Europe. So what do you do when need some spice? Why, you find a Chinese restaurant, of course.
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.
France is full of beautiful sites and amazing history, so it's difficult to pick just one postcard that sums it up. We went with this one.
Avignon is the perfect hub for seeing some amazing history, including four UNESCO World Heritage sites, give or take.