Rhine River: Christmas Market Cruising

My wanderlust and love of boating each began at the same time: on the “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland when I was a child. At first the exotic costumes and props sparked my interest — then it struck me how pleasant it was to see the world pass by as I floated on […]

October 22nd, 2014|Cruise, France, Germany|

La Terrasse Hotel Restaurant, Meyronne, France

La Terrasse Hotel Restaurant and the French cheese plate

I’m a California girl. I cannot speak a word of French; I speak English and Spanish. Yet it was at La Terrasse, in the village of Meyronne, where I learned the joys of the French cheese plate.


Upon checking into my room, #16, I caught up on my […]

December 19th, 2012|France|

Charming Hotel des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, France

Life in a French city with a university means energy. The charming three star Hotel des Beaux Arts offers 19 rooms at reasonable prices.

River Garonne View

My room, #42, was on the fourth floor and offered a view of the River Garonne via the small roof top patio. The room had a bath tub, a plus […]

November 30th, 2012|France|