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Alternative types of family breaks

Traveling with your family is one of the best experiences that you can have. Being with the people you love whilst exploring a new destination can indeed be memorable. To make the most out of it, be sure to do something that everyone will love. Forget about the usual visits to theme parks. Below, we […]

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Discover Picardy, France’s best kept secret

There are so many destinations in France that world renowned for amazing history, scenery, food, art, and architecture. Paris of course leads the way, but there are many other places in this incredible country that everyone knows about. Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Nice, Provence, Chamonix, Giverny, Chartres, and the list goes on and on. […]

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Five reasons to travel to Normandy France

Twenty years ago today, I was lucky to see the 49th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies at Pointe De Hoc and Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Today is the 69th anniversary of this historic landings. This event would change the world and proved the beginning of the end to the NAZI empire thanks to the already […]

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Enjoying an outdoor café in Caen, France

There is nothing more European than enjoying the weather, conversation, and a beer or coffee at an outdoor café. While in Puebla, Mexico this year when I saw cobblestone streets occupied with many people sitting under canopies drinking beer and coffee I immediately thought the place felt like Europe. We have outdoor places to eat […]

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The Normandy countryside from a bus

In 1993, I had the good fortune get a scholarship to study World War II in Normandy, France. I spent a month their in Caen learning more about the war, French culture, and especially the Normandy Campaign.  I fell in love with the Normandy countryside with quint little towns, small farms, and country lanes. This […]

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Touring the Verdun Battlefield site in France

The Verdun Battlefield in northern France is the site of one of the world’s most horrific battles. Almost 100 hundred years ago the Great War or World War I raged along a 400 mile front in northern France and Flanders. The beautiful countryside was then a flaming war zone with trenches, bombed out craters, and […]

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Arromanches: A harbor that helped win a war in Normandy, France

During World War II, Allied planners prepared to invade France and breach Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. The German high command were certain they would strike at the Pas-de-Calais, which was the narrowest stretch of land across the English Channel between England and France. They did not think they would land in Normandy.  One of the reasons, […]