5 12, 2015

FRANCE: Laduree Macarons

2017-04-14T14:35:51+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Laduree Macarons Sure, you can get a real French macaron all over the place in France. But, there's something extra special about Laduree macarons. Maybe the fashionable Parisian matrons sipping tea and delightful French families with their well-dressed (and even better behaved) children or the mind blowing coffee have something to do with it.  If you've never had [...]

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2017-04-14T16:32:12+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. I have yet to visit le Louvre (admittedly embarrassing), because I have not visited France like a tourist, but with the French. (Yes, the locals visit the Eiffel Tower!) Of course, I had to share my tips on visiting France in [...]

3 02, 2015

FRANCE: Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus

2017-10-06T06:05:37+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

 Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus It's a rare occasion that I surrender to any tour that is not preceded by the word "Food." However, I make a wholehearted exception to both the Bateaux Mouches and the double decker bus tours of Paris. Seeing Paris by boat or bus gives you a fabulous overview of the city, so you can get do a much [...]

6 01, 2015

FRANCE: Climbing the Arc de Triomphe

2017-10-06T06:13:49+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climbing the Arc de Triomphe While I'm one to favor the less beaten path, I would be remiss if I didn't urge you to see the Arc de Triomphe while in Paris. Even better — CLIMBING the Arc de Triomphe! You mustn't simply gaze at it from afar. Or stroll around the base. You really must climb to [...]

28 11, 2014

FRANCE: Get to Know the Eiffel Tower

2017-05-01T04:58:27+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

FRANCE: Get to Know the Eiffel Tower Anyone who simply walks, floats or busses by the Eiffel Tower, snapping a few pics along the way, has missed the essence of her soul. Take your time. Get to know her. Check her out from every possible exterior angle—from afar and close up. You'll get some outstanding views [...]

9 12, 2010

GERMANY: Munich at Christmas Time

2017-11-25T11:30:26+00:00 December 9th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |2 Comments

GERMANY: Munich at Christmas Time  I had four compelling reasons to wander to Munich this past December: To feed my starvation for seasons with a feast of snow To place a check by “Munich’s Christkindlmarkts” in my 1,000 Places to See Before You Die book To travel back in time to a fairy tale castle [...]

6 04, 2005

Cyprus Travel Guide

2017-10-11T05:25:48+00:00 April 6th, 2005|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: , |2 Comments

Cyprus Travel Guide Although this journey happened several years ago, the ancient sights on the island of Cyprus have held their own against countless invaders over thousands of years and won't be going anywhere any time soon. I hope my Cyprus Travel Guide helps you have as amazing a wander as I had. This is the very first blog I wrote—and [...]

31 08, 2006

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips

2017-10-11T05:41:56+00:00 August 31st, 2006|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: , |0 Comments

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips Friends Are The Family You Choose Corsica is to France what Sicily is to Italy. Nothing like mainland France, this tiny rugged island has a huge feisty spirit and sits at the top of my list of wanders. It's definitely a place to completely disconnect and experience life as it used to be [...]

17 09, 2006

The Wandering Housewife’s Tips for Visiting Poland

2017-10-11T05:44:07+00:00 September 17th, 2006|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Tips for Visiting Poland In Search of Family  This blog with tips for visiting Poland is dedicated to my father, who invited me to join him on an emotional journey to explore his heritage and find his family. This was definitely one of the most emotional of my wanders. Gdansk Malbork Castle + Torun Chelmno Torun Warsaw [...]

3 08, 2008

Our Wet & Wonderful Ireland Family Vacation

2017-10-11T07:25:42+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

 OUR WET & WONDERFUL IRELAND FAMILY VACATION Having a pre-teen championship Irish dancer for a daughter, a teenage son enamored by all things British, and a mom who was wildly curious about the Emerald Isle, an Ireland family vacation was clearly in order. Ireland graced us...it was visually stimulating, bursting with history, and filled with warm and gracious natives. [...]