Category: France

Colmar Christmas Market in 11 Photos

Colmar Christmas Market in 11 Photos

| January 29, 2016 | Reply

You can’t go wrong visiting Colmar, France at any time of year.  The Christmas season is no exception.  The beautiful town, filled with charming architecture and peaceful canals, is decked out in lights and brimming with Christmas spirit.                         Bonus: fun rides!

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Highway to the Schengen Zone

Highway to the Schengen Zone

| September 26, 2015 | Reply

Not too long ago, I considered writing a random blog post about the Schengen Zone (also known as the Schengen Area). The original post was going to pose the question of whether or not it is still as exciting today, to cross borders and visit new countries within the Schengen Zone, as it was years […]

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A Conversation for V-E Day

A Conversation for V-E Day

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Today, 08 May, is V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the day Allied forces accepted Nazi Germany’s surrender.  Just last week, I was in Florida for the 90th birthday of my grandfather, Angelo Yerace (known to me as Poppop), who took part in the Invasion of Normandy […]

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A Rainy Overnight in Mont St. Michel

A Rainy Overnight in Mont St. Michel

| May 7, 2015 | 2 Replies

When I was planning our recent trip to Normandy, my husband mentioned wanting to see Mont St. Michel. I’d never heard of it, but believe me: when this tolerant man–whom I drag around Europe according to personal whim–puts in a travel request, I make it happen. Wanting to stay on the island itself, I chose Le […]

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12 Images of Normandy Today, Part One: Omaha Beach

12 Images of Normandy Today, Part One: Omaha Beach

| April 16, 2015 | Reply

The Normandy region of France is today a breathtaking place, peaceful and quaint. It is hard for me to imagine what it looked like when my grandfather’s landing craft landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day–and surely 19-year-old him could never have thought, my granddaughter will visit this as a tourist destination; my great-granddaughter will run and play on […]

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French Toilets

French Toilets

| April 2, 2015 | 2 Replies

To add to the blog post 14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels, I would like to discuss French toilets.  So far, all hotels have had separate toilets and shower/sinks.  The toilet is in a closet-like room, just the toilet, toilet paper, and you.  The sink and shower are in a room that could be […]

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