Travel to Corsica, France – Episode 267

categories: europe travel


The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Steiner from Americans in France to talk about a lesser-known part of France which is the island of Corsica.

The island is better known to Americans as the home of Napoleon Bonaparte but the French call the island L’isle Beauté – the Island of Beauty. Corsica boasts a mountainous interior, with a hiking trail from one end to the other, but is surrounded by gorgeous beaches. South of France, in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is sun-drenched in the Summer.

Driving on the island can be scary with narrow winding mountain roads with wonderful views.

The Corsicans also boast that Christopher Columbus was born there (The Genoese do not agree). Jeff encourages us to visit the town of Calvi.

right click here to download (mp3)
right click here to download (iTunes version with pictures)

Show Notes

Americans in France
Corsica – Americans in France
Le Petit Train de Corte
Hiking Trail GR 20
D81 Views
12th Air Force Groups on Corsica
Corsica Ferries
SNCM Ferries
Moby Lines Ferries
Ajaccio Airport
Bastia Airport
Calvi Airport
Figari Airport


100 Students Removed from Ryanair Flight – 485
Man Ditches Dog to Catch Plane
Malawi row over whether new law bans farting


comments on the two Los Angeles episodes:

  • Chris loved the LA episodes
  • Lisa thought it was “shallow and showy”
  • Darrell also loved the episodes
Traveling Soon? These useful links will help you prepare for your trip.
Share this:
Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

Leave a Reply

Tags: , , ,