Tag Archives: Europe

Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

My husband and I have never taken the kids (now in their late teens) on a ski holiday. Instead, we have spent most winter holidays in destinations far away from cold Scandinavia. For two reasons: 1) Old knee injuries; 2) An … Continue reading

Posted in Sweden, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

La Réunion – French hidden gem

Active holidays on Réunion You don’t have to be a Francophile to visit the tiny French island Réunion in the Indian Ocean. But it helps. Locals speak Creole and French as their official language, and on our eight days’ visit … Continue reading

Posted in France, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on La Réunion – French hidden gem

Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

End-of-season trip to Sorrento Peninsula and Naples H.C. Andersen, Freud, and Goethe knew how to find good accommodation, without the use of Google: They have all visited Grand Hotel Cocumella, a former monastery and Latin grammar school in Saint’Agnello, a 10-minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

From Nice to Monaco: Taxi in, helicopter out

48  luxurious hours in Nice and Monaco If you are within reasonable flight distance, consider a weekend trip to Nice and Monaco. Weather is mostly good. So is Mediterranean food. And, if you are ready to be a spend some extra … Continue reading

Posted in France, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on From Nice to Monaco: Taxi in, helicopter out