Originally posted on November 1, 2018.
Originally posted on November 15, 2016.
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 […]
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, […]
Originally posted November 17, 2017. You, like most of us, have a certain amount of money to spend, thus choices must be made. Once you have been to France, my guess is that you will agree the additional expense is worth it. I have heard it said for years that the French do not like […]
In just the last six months, on Debbie’s and my return to Paris this October, the Lime Scooters phenomenon has exploded. You can hardly walk anywhere in the 6th or 8th arrondissements, for example, without tripping over these things just lying on a sidewalk waiting for a new renter to arrive and scooter off. It’s […]
There are only two kinds of Burgundy, so the saying goes among wine aficionados: The big names and everyone else. The big names: Rousseau, Roumier, DRC and a few others that you might see “in just a handful of restaurants, such as Restaurant Daniel in New York City, and only if you are willing to […]
In this installment of The Palace Paris Hotels, I lead off with a nice intro from francetoday.com, which includes a nearly complete roster of the exalted fraternity of Paris Palace Hotels. I also include three additional names for you. Are you aware that France is home to a hotel category so prestigious it merits its […]
Update 7/20/2018: With news out today of a terrifying knife attack on a bus in Berlin, I want readers to revisit this post I wrote on May 15, 2018 about a knife attack in Paris. “Did you hear the gun shots?” a friend asked. “No,” I said. When the knife attack occurred, we, like many […]