Our visits to France always seem to include Normandy. Roger’s dad was in France during WWII and we have relatives and friends buried in the cemetery at Omaha Beach. For us, I think it’s really part of the remembering process, remembering things about the USA that make it unique and special, a time when many of our men and women gave their lives on foreign lands for freedom.
Brugge, Belgium is a fabulous medieval ringed city that has stayed old, romantic, accessible and extremely photogenic. In summer, during the day, visitors flock to Brugge to experience her historic cobblestone quaintness, small but mighty museums, scenic canals, vibrant town square, yummy frites and scrumptious chocolate. At night, Brugge calms down, tourist buses leave and the romance of the town takes over.
When you think of the Bahamas and Nassau, its capital, you often think of Atlantis, the all inclusive, heavily advertised, dream resort. We were headed to Nassau for a working vacation so we were looking for something more quiet, less glitzy and definitely less expensive.
Taking a trip to Thailand? Why not spend a least a couple of days getting to know Bangkok? Ok, Bangkok is a huge city with over 8.5 million people, but it can be made smaller if you narrow down your vision of what you want to experience. We suggest some of the old and ancient, along with some of the new, modern and cosmopolitan.