"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

Palais Garnier

Pop quiz! Name a building anywhere in the world that is named after the architect. Can’t think of one, can you? Buildings are always named after their benefactor or location or purpose, right? Well, here’s the exception to the rule (as we know, every rule has an exception): The Palais Garnier in Paris. I was…

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Haussman’s Paris: Urban Renewal on a Grand Scale

“Louis-Napoleon [aka Napoleon III] was thoroughly convinced that misery and mobs would disappear if only the narrow, festering streets could be demolished and broad thoroughfares created in their place, letting sunshine in and allowing the free flow of commerce as well as the activities of daily life.”                …

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Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile (Triumphal Arch of the Star)

I thought I would die laughing Monday afternoon. Our Uber driver dropped us off right in front of the stairs down to the underground crosswalk leading to the Arch de Triumph. We saw that we would need to go down that long flight of stairs and join the masses going under the Place Charles de…

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The World’s Most Visited Necropolis

Touring a cemetery with a guide might seem like an odd way to spend a morning, but Père Lachaise isn’t just any old boneyard. It is the world’s most visited cemetery and way up on the list of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. We spent a chunk of time in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah a…

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The Little Sparrow

“Quand il me prend dans ses bras/Il me parle tout bas,/Je vois las vie en rose.”                                                                               …

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Sunset promised to be beautiful the other night, so we took one last glass of wine to the top deck of the ship to sip while we witnessed the close of another fine day on the Dordogne River in southwest France. We were enjoying conversation with fellow travelers when we noticed the ship’s captain and…

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Part Deux

In June of 2019, we traveled a most circuitous route to Boston to attend a free lecture on the prints of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. I wrote a post then about “T-L” as a marketing genius. That’s why I am calling this “Part Deux.” Yesterday, we departed the Uniworld river cruise ship, Bon Voyage, to travel to Albi,…

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