Why is Elche also called Elx? We learned something about languages in Spain when our Catalan friend Jenny taught us how to pronounce a street name that we were stumbling over. Xàtiva sounds like Cha-tih-va. …
Early one morning we came across a small circus set up at the marina. The Raluy Legacy circus had come to town!
Even though traveling with an old cat has its challenges, it’s nothing compared to navigating Covid restrictions in the E.U. And, to answer the question about how you’ll know if your pets like to travel, the best advice we can give is to plan a short trip and give it a try.
If you like old stones do not pass up Nîmes. It is by far home to the best preserved Roman buildings we’ve seen.
Could a lovelier city exist? Even a cold, cloudy day couldn’t dampen the beauty of Strasbourg.
We liked everything about Dijon. Yes, this city has it all. If I could speak French I’d never want to leave.
Susan and I decided to limit the distance of each train journey so that our old boy, Teej, needn’t spend more than four hours at a time in his carrier. And that’s the primary reason we chose Narbonne as our first stop in France.
I’m glad we did because I was charmed by this often overlooked city that lies between the mountains and the sea.
We’d arrived on a warm and sunny Thursday morning in October. It was market day. The village streets were jammed with antique vendors, vegetable sellers, yard good merchants and just about everything in between, including a couple of polished stone kitchen sinks.
I worked every summer for 50 years while dreaming of a summer of leisure. Well, 2021 was the summer: and I have the tan to prove it.
There are only two things that draw most people to the island – to eat crabs and to eat Smith Island Cake. We elected to walk the three mile stretch to Ewell.
Lititz, Pennsylvania was once voted the coolest small town in America. By the time we left, we understood why… pretzels, chocolates, and Moravians (Oh my!)
I envisioned tranquil farmlands, a slower way of life and the ubiquitous Amish horse and buggy. Most of my preconceived images were dismantled one by one.