15 Odd Facts About France

15 Odd Facts About France

Tourists France is the most visited country in the world with over 79.5 million guests in 2011. A number of those visitors are from its neighbors in Europe but people all over …
4 Terrifying Places in Europe

4 Terrifying Places in Europe

People always tend to go on and on about the hundreds of marvelous destinations as well as the many romantic getaways ideal for a holiday with your beloved one. However, since I’m …
Trekking Around Mont Blanc, France – Episode 332

Trekking Around Mont Blanc, France – Episode 332

The Amateur Traveler talks to Marc Barach about his recent trek around Monte Blanc. Hiking around the giant mountain on the tour Monte Blanc took him through portions of France, Italy and …
Les Nympheas – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Les Nympheas – Paris, France – Daily Photo

France YouthpassClick here for the lowest available Air France fares. At the Musee L’Orangerie in Paris, I was in one of the marvelous rooms admiring “Les Nympheas” or the Water Lilies by …
Book Review – “Taking Root in Provence” by Anne-Marie Simons

Book Review – “Taking Root in Provence” by Anne-Marie Simons

I reviewed Taking Root in Provence, by Anne-Marie Simons. This book is a happy little account of a multi-cultural couple who, when it came time for early retirement, decided to find a …
Travel to the Champagne Region of France with Don George – Episode 308

Travel to the Champagne Region of France with Don George – Episode 308

The Amateur Traveler talks to well-known travel writer / editor Don George about his first visit to the Champagne region of France. Despite having lived in France after college, Don had never …
Travel to Paris, France – Video Episode 65

Travel to Paris, France – Video Episode 65

Visit Paris France with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows scenes from Notre Dame, the Marché aux Puces (the flea market), Montmartre, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Gare de Lyon (train …
Dijon, France – A Wise Destination

Dijon, France – A Wise Destination

Dijon.  You’re thinking mustard, aren’t you?  But there is so much more to this French provincial city than the spicy stuff.  Beyond the Musee de la Moutard (Museum of Mustard), the capital …
Eiffel Tower on a Rainy Night – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Eiffel Tower on a Rainy Night – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Click here for the lowest available Air France fares.Rhine River Cruises starting from $1,349.00 This picture was taken of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy night in Paris. The long shutter speed …
Travel to Normandy in France – Episode 275

Travel to Normandy in France – Episode 275

The Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Kenney about traveling to Normandy in France. Michael talks about at least two different invasions associated with this region of France. The oldest was the Norman …