Tag: France

Alsace’s Picturesque Small Towns

Of our three days in Strasbourg, we spent one of them driving with our friends through the countryside: the route de vin. Alsace, which runs along the border of France and Germany, follows the Rhine river, with the backdrop of the Vosges mountains on the west and the Black Forest on the east. The gently

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An Enchanting Visit to Strasbourg, France

The third leg of my fall European trip: three days in Strasbourg, France’s eighth-largest city. The territory of Alsace has gone back and forth between Germany and France many times throughout history. This game of tug-of-war has resulted in a city that is an enchanting blend of both cultures. As you walk from one neighborhood

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Eurotrip 2018: I’m Back!

Me in Karlovy Vary

What. A. Trip! I don’t know where to start in regards to my recent trip to Europe, so I guess I’ll just go chronologically. Those of you who say you want more personal posts, this one is for you (all 1200 words of it)! As I mentioned before, my mom wanted to celebrate her birthday

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Eurotrip 2018: Preview

Several months ago I ran a poll and asked my readers what they wanted from The Voyageer: more personalized writing, or more general stuff like itineraries and reviews? The result was split 50/50, so in this post I’ll share the decision-making process that I use when planning an elaborate international trip. Maybe it will help

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Your First Time Visiting Paris

Paris tops many people’s list of favorite world cities, including mine. Lots of us have grown up seeing the City of Lights in movies and TV—okay—and in history class in school. Even if you aren’t a full-blown Francophile like me, I’m sure you will find the city’s ambiance lovely and the food, delicious. I’ve been

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Two lost days in Paris and why it’s still my favorite city in the world

The last two times I’ve been to Paris, there has been a snafu that has forced me to “miss” a day. That is, circumstances beyond my control derailed my itinerary and knocked out my intention to do whatever I’d planned that day. However, I feel that dealing with these crises and being flexible to shift

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