Hotel Villa Victoria: Away from the Tourist Bustle in Nice, France

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer. Search for a hotel in Nice, France, and you’re bound to find options galore prominently positioned along the Promenade des Anglais that lines the French Riviera. But if you, like me, prefer to stay somewhere a little quieter, a little further from the touristy epicenter of a town, [...]

2017-11-01T09:37:14+00:00 November 1st, 2017|France, Lodging|

What to Pack for 2 Weeks in France

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer. I've become quite a minimalist when it comes to packing for a trip. Don't get me wrong: I like having clothing options as much as the next gal, but after spending three weeks in Italy and hiking the Dolomiti mountains with no more than 19 pounds [...]

2017-09-05T16:02:27+00:00 September 27th, 2017|France|

Vagabonding Through Retirement: Part Memoir, Part How-To

The houseboat is only part of the story. 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 [...]

2017-08-22T12:27:42+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Europe, France|