As Florence is to Rome, Lyon is to Paris — a slightly smaller, yet charming version of its larger counterpart. The vibrant city sits at the intersection of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and is a common stop on the Viking River Cruises tour through the South of France.
Located in the breathtaking Les Baux de Provence area, the Carrières de Lumières is an art show set to music and projected on the tall limestone walls of a former quarry, hence the reason it's also known as the Quarries of Light
Yacht-lined harbors, quaint cobbled streets and rich cuisine; the South of France certainly has a lot to offer for a traveler. It's unparalleled beauty had my jaw dropped at every town and my camera endlessly clicking. It was a photographers dream destination.
This year was going to be different, Viking River Cruises and my traveling friend Cacinda of Points and Travel invited me to cruise along the Rhine River to visit festive European cities and almost a dozen Christmas markets throughout Germany, France and the Netherlands. Plus, we'd have time to sneak one special market in before our embarkation in the town of Basel, Switzerland.
Call me crazy, but seeing Notre Dame Cathedral was not on my Paris bucket list prior to arriving in France. What was I thinking? Peter and I actually passed by it the first time [...]
It was embarrassingly recent that I learned the difference between macaroons and macarons. The first being the chewy, coconut mound of deliciousness and the latter being the colorful sandwich style cookie known predominantly [...]
There aren't many things I would stand in line almost three hours for. In fact, the last time was over fifteen years ago to get an autographed copy of Anne Rice's newest [...]
In the beautiful Italian region of Cinque Terre, Peter and I strolled the Via Dell'Amore, also know as Lover's Walk. Along this romantic seaside path there were padlocks attached to the chain linked fences, a place where [...]
This year has already been incredibly busy with my Bucket List Journey having taken me to a whopping five continents in the past eight months. There has been travels to Thailand, Hong Kong, Chile, Argentina, Tokyo, [...]