Though the outside consensus is that the rural areas of the United States don't have much to offer the curious traveler, I have found that not to be true at all.
It was a beautiful summer day when I arrived to Dijon, France. I quickly dropped off my bags in my hotel room at the trendy, Michelin rated Le Chapeau Rouge, slipped into some comfortable walking shoes and headed out. I hadn't been to this beautiful city in two yea[...]
One of the things that I have loved in visiting France over the years is that no two cities are ever completely alike. Sure, there is the architecture and food and of course language, but even these are influenced by elements unique to its historical past and regio[...]
Along the Hudson Valley and about an hour and a half from New York City (with no traffic) is the city of Newburgh, NY. To see it on its surface, one might see what most people refer to as "up and coming". However, look deeper and you will see a historic city, with[...]
Every time I visit a new destination in France I think that I have seen the one that beats them all, until I visit another. I'm learning that it's difficult to compare regions with each other because they are all so different and each have something beautiful to o[...]
There are so many fun ways to experience a winery. Tasting the wine, is of course, top of the list. But how about a bit of easy bike riding through the vineyards as well? Now, before the shock of "drinking and riding" hits you, let me know that the riding is on an[...]
I recently went on my very first river cruise as the guest of Uniworld Cruises. This cruise took me back to my favorite French city, Bordeaux, where I was able to visit some places I fell in love with during my previous visit to the region. I was traveling on[...]
The Loire Valley in Central France is often called The Garden of France due to its many vineyards. Celebrated for its architecture, wine, and historic destinations - many of which are UNESCO Heritage Sites - this is a beautiful area to visit if you love wine, na[...]