View of the Pont d'Avignon

A Weekend in Charming Avignon

Although Paris is clearly the undisputed star of French tourism, exploring the many French towns that are scattered throughout the country is a must for any true Francophile. Of course, even if you’re just a simple traveler looking for relaxing strolls and warm crossiants, French towns like Avignon are the place to go. Thankfully, today’s […]

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Gingerbread decorating hanging from a building

Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas

Although in France, the Strasbourg Christmas markets rival the Christmas markets in Germany when it comes to elaborate decorations and displays. Alan and I enjoyed the festive scenery while on a walking tour with AMAWaterways. Our Rhine River cruise had stopped in Europe’s capital city—the European Parliament meets here—for an all day discovery that included […]

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A Boomer’s Guide to Paris Off-the-Beaten-Path

Are you dreaming of a trip to Paris? Alan and I have it on our travel wish list. In Boyd Lemon’s guest post, we learned about economical travel tips for visiting Paris. In today’s guest post, Kerry Harding gives us 5 Paris off-the-beaten path suggestions when our trip to the City of Light is finally […]

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Exploring the Cote d’Azur on a Seabourn Cruise Excursion

Updated 07.01.2015 When cruise ships visit Monaco, baby boomer travelers have several choices for exploring. They can wander the streets of Monte Carlo, the elegant European gambling capital, perhaps stepping inside the casino made famous in the James Bond films. If there’s time, boomer Francophiles might want to book a longer cruise excursion into Provence, […]

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Eiffel Tower

Boomers: You Can Visit Paris Economically

Ah Paris! Is a visit to France and the City of Love on your baby boomer travel list? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s guest post, Boyd Lemon tells boomers how to visit Paris on a budget. Having visited Paris several times and now living here, I know that Paris is […]

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Bayeux Scene

Tapestry and Chateau Life in Bayeux, France

Normandy, France, is a popular destination, especially for WWII buffs. Many baby boomers have listened to war stories from parents, especially fathers, who participated in the Normandy invasion during WWII. But tales of conquerors pre-date this contemporary war talk. Just ask Vera Marie Badertscher, A Traveler’s Library, who recently took a visit to Bayeux, France. […]

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