France, Travel

Paris in November

After visiting beautiful Paris at least 9 times, we have never taken one of the Seine River Cruise. So, we decided to do so as a last minute activity. Found this one hour river cruise on Viator. The activity is worth your time. Here are some of the photos from the river cruise. Enjoy! Gorgeous… Continue reading Paris in November

Sicily, Travel

Exploring Noto Sicily

Noto is an interesting town with its share of beautiful palazzos, excellent restaurants, gorgeous cathedrals, and municipal buildings. The city appeared rather quiet during our time visiting. According to our tour guide, the city is a contrast between wealth and poor. Tourist revenue is major for the city and it's definitely hurting with this pandemic.… Continue reading Exploring Noto Sicily

Sicily, Travel

Salt Pans of Stagnone Reserve and Mozia Island

During our time in Palermo, we decided to take a day trip to the Salt Pans in the Stagnone Reserve and the Mozia Island. We booked this tour via Viator. Our guide Michael was both a great driver and an informal guide. Salt Pans in the Stagnone Reserve Salt Pans of Stagnone Lagoon The Salt… Continue reading Salt Pans of Stagnone Reserve and Mozia Island

Sicily, Travel

A Visit to Palermo, Sicily

We are back again at visiting Europe. This time it is Sicily beginning in Palermo where we stayed in the city centre. Our first tour was of the famous opera house. We booked via GetYourGuide and then, added the backstage tour that includes going up to the rooftop. I highly recommend doing this additional tour… Continue reading A Visit to Palermo, Sicily

France, Travel

A Visit to Lyon, France

Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) Our viking river cruises ended in Lyon, France. One of my favorite parts of this city was the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), which is located at the foot of Fourvière Hill. This part of the city has colorful cascades, pedestrian streets, and the Les Traboules. The les Traboules are secret passageways… Continue reading A Visit to Lyon, France

France, Travel

A Visit to Medieval Avignon

Avignon, France a city conveniently situated along the Rhône river is another must see city during a trip to Provence. The city center is located within the ancient medieval stone ramparts. Once inside these medieval walls, you will find narrow passageways, and charming town squares. The famous Palais des Papes, and Pont d’Avignon, along with many other interesting… Continue reading A Visit to Medieval Avignon

France, Travel

Normandy France – A Brief Look Back

D-Day Remembered June 6, 1944 marked the invasion of Allied troops to Normandy and this year marks the 75th year of what is still the largest air, land, and sea invasion in history against the Hitler's forces. History will be lost without remembering the past. A drive through this region of France offers the opportunity… Continue reading Normandy France – A Brief Look Back

Travel, Virginia

A Plantation Home of George & Martha

Mount Vernon This plantation home of the first U.S. President and his wife Martha was built during 1757. Mount Vernon served as the home of George Washington for over four decades. You are able to tour part of the original estate, the gravesites of George and Martha Washington and other family members. In addition, the… Continue reading A Plantation Home of George & Martha