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.
We took a gamble in Monte Carlo, Monaco, without even stepping foot in the world-famous casino.
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.
We spent the morning at a secret beach on the French Riviera and the afternoon at a medieval fortress covered in contemporary art.
On my way to Morocco last April, I scheduled a long layover in Paris. I'd never been there before, and as a general rule, I try to pack as much into a layover as possible, even if it's somewhere I …