Vagabonding Through Retirement: Part Memoir, Part How-To

When the opportunity to review Vagabonding Through Retirement:Unusual Travels from our Paris Houseboat came my way, I took it. Written by couple Bill Mahoney and Ina Garrison Mahoney, the book is a loosely woven journey through the Mahoneys’ post retirement years. Their journey started with the purchase of a Dutch houseboat that they docked in Paris, France to use as […]

August 19th, 2015|France|

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|