Cruising the Rhine River in Germany

The Rhine River starts in the mountains in Switzerland, running through Germany, France, and the Netherlands before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Rotterdam. It is a popular river for cruises – organized group tours, private tours, or individuals using public transportation. The length, width, and depth make a large part of the river an […]

Opéra Garnier, Paris, France

A symbol of what makes Paris Parisian, the Opéra Garnier embodies the elegance and opulence of the Belle Époque.  Also known as the Palais Garnier, it is located on Boulevard Haussmann, across the street from the equally opulent Galeries Lafayette. Lining the wide, namesake boulevard are Haussmann’s five story buildings, all neat and orderly, with […]