Les Nympheas – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Les Nympheas – Paris, France – Daily Photo

At the Musee L’Orangerie in Paris, I was in one of the marvelous rooms admiring “Les Nympheas” or the Water Lilies by Monet when I noticed this little boy taking a closer …
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

This picture was taken of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy night in Paris. The long shutter speed not only turned the passing car into a blur, but the tower seems to …
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 …
Fountain – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

Fountain – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

Cannes, France is not just about movies and the beach… it is also about shopping and this fountain is at the end of the major shopping street in Cannes. As you can …
Arc de Triumph at Night – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Arc de Triumph at Night – Paris, France – Daily Photo

At one end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triumph was built to honor those who died in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. It also houses the Grave of the …
Expat Life: Finding a Home in Italy and France

Expat Life: Finding a Home in Italy and France

I’ve been an expat since 2002 when, armed with a year of self-taught Italian, I moved from New York to Rome, Italy – alone – two days after breaking up with my …