Bordeaux

Just a few hours southwest of Paris is the lovely wine region of Bordeaux and probably my favorite destination on this trip. I enjoy drinking wine but would never say I have a refined palette or know a ton about wine. But one tour through Margaux and I felt like a master sommelier. It seems…

My Tour of the PNW…Portland

My last stop on my mini US adventure was to Portland, Oregon. This was not my first trip to Portland but I wanted to hang with my friends for the weekend and do a little wine and beer tasting. I took Amtrak from Seattle to Portland which was just a few hours and very scenic….

Naples and Pompeii

I have been fascinated by Pompeii or rather the destruction of it since I can remember. I was already in Rome, and Naples is just an hour train ride away and the perfect jumping point to go see Pompeii. I was told to stay away from Naples because it was dangerous and dirty and not…

Another overnight train experience

I took another overnight train but this time without a border crossing. I had a sleeper train again and this time it was a triple decker. Surprisingly, I slept like a baby and luckily I was on the bottom bunk. After the sleeper train took me to my first stop at 7:02am (still in Romania), I…

I went to the beach…in Rome

One of the best parts about Rome, is that you can walk around the city and find good food almost anywhere. We went for a little stroll and stumbled upon Taverna Barberini. Any time I see a Trip Advisor symbol on a door, I can usually assume the food will be pretty decent. We ordered…

A traveling we will go

I am usually quite the planner. I like to know where I’m going and how I am getting there and what I am doing when I get there. This trip has made me throw that all right out the window! Now, I really just go with the flow. For the past few days I have…

From France to Switzerland

It has been a lazy last couple of days. We took the TGV train form Nice to Geneva which was an absolutely beautiful and very easy 6 hour train ride. It wasn’t all just French Riviera beauty. There was graffiti along the way that I found to be very interesting. I wish I knew what it…

A French culinary tour through London…sort of

We have been setting out to accomplish so much everyday and falling quite short. Today we set out to have lunch, walk around the Saatchi Gallery and have dinner. And I must say, we accomplished it all! We thought we were experts at the train by now, but we still managed to get on the…