Normandy Part 4 There are so many quaint and picturesque villages in the Normandy area, it’s hard to choose just one. We wanted something that was on the coast, convenient to Bayeux and Mont Saint Michel, and not too expensive. Mark found a wonderful AirBnb… Read More »Delightful Surprises in Port-en-Bessin, France
One of the reasons we chose the Normandy region for our last week in France was to visit the D-Day and WWII sites and museums. We decided the best way to see as many sites as possible would be to take a guided tour. Leave… Read More »Normandy Pt 3 – Battlefields and Beaches
Noted as a must-see destination by US News, Planetware, Lonely Planet, and many others, Mont-Saint-Michel truly lives up to the hype. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site. At high tide, Mont-Saint-Michel becomes an island. Luckily for us, we didn’t have to consult the tide… Read More »Normandy Pt 2 – Mont-Saint-Michel
Ok, that title is a little pretentious. But from William the Conqueror (Bill, to his friends), to WWII, to an abbey on an island mountain, the region is rich in history. It’s also very scenic with cliffs and beaches and delicious, fresh seafood. First up,… Read More »Normandy Pt 1 – In the Footsteps of History
The seven months we spent in Belize in 2022 were much simpler, we had one housesit that was five months, and spent the first month on Caye Caulker, so we didn’t have many location changes (or hotel bills). This UK/Europe excursion was very different and… Read More »Nine Months on the Road – By the Numbers
We’re winding down our 2023 travels and will be back in the USA in early October. That’s nine months of being on the road. We’ve had a tremendous time in Iceland, the UK, and France. Even took a detour into Germany and Switzerland. We will… Read More »Long-term Nomading, Lessons Learned
Paris is the City of Lights, but it is also a City of the Dead. For a city that’s been around since Roman times, it’s understandable that there have been some dark periods. There are still tangible remnants of the violence from the French Revolution,… Read More »Paris Pt 3 – Paying Respects
I am by no means an expert or even amateur when the topic is architecture. Just as Paris is filled with art, it is chock-full of wonderful buildings and architecture. We enjoyed walking around, taking a boat tour, and even riding the bus because there’s… Read More »Paris Pt 2 – Architecture!