The Beaches at Normandy and World War II Sites in Europe

To celebrate the week between Memorial Day and D-Day – June 6, I’ve decided to re-visit some of the World War II sites my husband and I saw on our trip to Europe one year ago.  This week I will be focusing on the Normandy area in France; I’ll cover sites in other countries at […]

The Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

Many cathedrals or churches, plus a popular university, bear the name, Notre Dame, but one of the oldest and arguably, the most well-known, is the cathedral in Paris, France.  The cathedral is located on the Île de la Cité, one of the two small islands in the middle of the Seine River.  Construction began over 850 years […]

From Tsukiji (fish) to Yuzawaya (yarn) – Shopping in Tokyo

Shopping is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Tokyo.  Japanese shopping can be very different than what we experience here.  Tokyo has department stores; it has some of the same name brand stores that we see here or in Europe, but there are also many differences. Tsukiji Fish Market One of the first places we […]