History Lessons March 15th 2008 When we left Spain and Portugal we headed up the west coast and into the Loire Valley. This region contains more than 300 chateaus and was the center for the french seat of power during the Renaissance period. We went on a day tour to see some of these great chateaus starting with one of the most famous, Chenonceux.
The Chateau de Chenonceux sits over the Cher River and the residence that ... read more
Europe » France Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
After much debate, some planning, and quite a bit of saving the dream has turned into reality. Tune in to read about my tales of adventure and misadventure as I travel around this great big world in search of some surf, sun, and some crazy times. Wish you were here.... full info