Destination: Riquewihr, Hunawihr, & Ribeauvillé, France

Situated in the heart of the route des Vins, the villages of Riquewihr (pronounced "reek-veer"), Hunawihr, and Ribeauvillé are considered some of the most-beautiful in the Alsace region. Not only that, but the villages of Riquewihr and Hunawihr are listed as part of the "les Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("Most Beautiful Villages of France"). Riquewihr had especially been … Continue reading Destination: Riquewihr, Hunawihr, & Ribeauvillé, France


Destination: Eguisheim & Colmar, France

While staying in Strasbourg for a week in late November, I also took day trips to other towns in the Alsace region. I was especially keen on checking out the villages near Colmar, which are reputed to be one of the most beautiful in France-- in fact, three of them-- Eguisheim, Riquewihr, and Hunawihr-- are … Continue reading Destination: Eguisheim & Colmar, France

Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

After my fall semester of teaching ended in mid-November, I wasted no time embarking on my two-week travels in Europe. I started with a week in the warm country of Malta (adventures to be posted soon) before I headed back to France to visit a friend for a week in Strasbourg, as well as to … Continue reading Destination: Strasbourg, France (2018 Edition)

Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)

Bonjour! Last weekend, I spent my time in Lyon for the fête des Lumières (aka "Festival of Lights"). Drawing over four million(!) people each year for a long weekend of light exhibitions all over the city, it's certainly one of France's biggest highlights-- domestic and international. Besides dazzling visitors with extravagant light shows, it also ushers in the … Continue reading Destination: Lyon, France (Fête des Lumières– 2018 Edition)