Zurich: Churchill’s Speech in Munsterhof Square 19th September 1946

As seen in the 17-Day Itinerary 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Switzerland and Italy, 25-Day Itinerary Italian Wine Tour Through Lombardy, Piedmont. Emilia-Romagna, and

A Beautiful Day in Paris

We landed in Paris around 7AM after our overnight flight, looking forward to our 21-day trip through Paris, Normandy, Champagne, and the Loire.  After transferring to our

Champagne: The Widow Clicquot

A woman who understood how to navigate and seize opportunities during the time of the French Revolution, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin set about transforming a small family

Planning a Trip to the Greek Isles

Whenever I visit a place for the first time I try to see as much as I can in order to determine where I would want to spend more time.  The challenge of visiting the Greek

Purchasing Oushak Rugs Near the Grand Bazaar

In the late 15th century, Oushak, a village south of Istanbul began producing rugs utilizing local  wool and natural dyes. The designs of Oushak rugs are considered to be

13-Day Itinerary Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Istanbul

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture Stops Along the Way: Athens, Old Town Rhodes, Lindos, Elounda, Santorini, Plaka, Agios Nikolaus, IstanbulDescription: Moderate price (touring on

17-Day Itinerary Burgundy-Provence

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture  Description: Luxury, private canal barge trip through Burgundy; Private guide/driver through ProvenceGroup Profile:

A Night in Old Town Rhodes

Serving, along with Cyprus and Crete, as a barrier between Europe and the Middle East, Rhodes played a central role in the Byzantine silk and spice trading activity of the

Barging Through Champagne

After scouring The Barge Lady’s website and comparing cruise options for Champagne we selected a week-long cruise on the Marne canal aboard the Saroche.  After finalizing

On Omaha Beach in Normandy

In the early morning hours on June 6th more than 156,115 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed 50 miles of the Normandy coast.  The assault included 6,939 ships and

21-Day Itinerary Paris, Normandy, Champagne, Loire & Paris

Purpose: Cuisine & Culture  Description: Luxury - 4-star hotels and canal barge trip through Champagne, private toursGroup Profile: Multi-generationalActivity Level: Low to

Women & Wine in Tuscany

For centuries men have dominated the Tuscan wine industry. However, as more daughters take over the wineries from their fathers it is creating a natural diversity at the regional