Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France

Pont de Brotonne in the distance (April 2016). Thinking back to my time in Normandy, I realize that one place that is seldom-mentioned would be Caudebec-en-Caux. This small town is unassuming, but is actually notable in its location, given that it's a stop for tourists taking a cruise along the Seine River from Paris for … Continue reading Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France

10 Hidden Gems in France

A couple of months back, Camden from Baguettes and Bicyclettes wrote a post on her favorite hidden gems in the south of France. I was inspired by her post to create my own, although this one will include my personal favorites from all over France, in general. Some are bigger in size, others more-famous... but … Continue reading 10 Hidden Gems in France

Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France

Normandy American Cemetery (February 2016). I lived in the Normandy region of France for two years when I taught abroad. Although it's not as sought-after as other parts of France for work, Normandy was a place I specifically chose to be in as I was fascinated by its history, particularly D-Day. I was fascinated by … Continue reading Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France

Yearning (poem)

(inspired by Marseille, France-- February 2017) Yearning I watch sails hover over the horizon, dipped between twilight and paradise along the port in February: A winter chill washes ashore palm trees of a balmy Sunday, shoulders of boats anchored to a lifeline of a lifetime forever moored on the Mediterranean. It’s months of solitude at … Continue reading Yearning (poem)

Travel Challenge– Day 1

Hey, folks! I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Anita from 100 Country Trek (thanks, dear!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It is fun to search through my favorite photos, bringing back … Continue reading Travel Challenge– Day 1