Weekly protests in Paris turned violent on Saturday as protesters smashed windows on the Champs-Élysées. The protests, which have gone on for 18 straight weeks, had been calmer recently, but grew in size and violence this past weekend. Noemie Bisserbe reports for The Wall Street Journal: French officials vowed to step up a crackdown on […]
Dick and I are heading back to Paris late in April. A good part of the fun of our planning is the reading, studying, and dreaming of all things francaise. David Lebovitz’s video of a visit to one of Paris’s wonderful open markets always inspires. We’ve stayed often at the Hotel Lutetia on Blvd. Raspail […]
Originally posted on November 1, 2018.
Originally posted on November 15, 2016.
On a recent road trip into Quebec, Debbie and I drove beautiful Rt. 100 from near the southern border of Vermont to its termination near the Canadian border. By the time we were into Vermont’s Mad River Valley, it occurred to us that that we’d seen nary a cow. Remember, wait till the cows come […]
Debbie and I first stayed at Paris’ Hotel Lutetia back in 2010. After many other stays, the Lutetia closed for three years for a top-down needed makeover. It is now back, and it has reclaimed its rightful spot as the #1 grand hotel on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche). I would be shocked if within […]
Originally posted February 24, 2015. In a recent Washington Post interview, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo was asked, “You said you were going to sue Fox News over its allegations that there are “no-go” zones in France—areas where only Muslims can go. Aren’t there places in Paris where people are afraid to go?” Mayor Hidalgo responded, […]
I do not travel without personal defense preparation. Ever. Over two decades and 100,000 miles on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, thousands of miles traveling between Key West and Newport, and thousands more miles of international travel over the last decade, I’ve learned a lot of lessons. Be aware at all times of your environment. Sounds simple, […]