Category Archives for "Fun & Travel"

Divas in Paris: Our Home

Our home in Paris is confirmed!  

First things first. From 15 to 19 October 2018 our home in Paris is in the 12th Arrondissement, near the Place de la Nation.  It's a 4 bedroom, 3 bath apartment with a beautiful private terrace.  The kitchen is small, but perfect for making coffee and heating a baguette in the morning - or an evening in testing a wonderful French onion soup recipe. 


Divas in Paris: Art & History 1

Preparing for a trip to Paris is almost as wonderful as actually being there. I've created a web page to document my research and keep you all posted of the agenda possibilities. I hope you'll let me know if you're interested in visiting Paris with me and what you'd like to see and do while there. 

Until then, I've outlined the 3 areas of focus for our agenda:

Staycations or Be a Local Tourist

Barb here. 

EW and I were permanent tourists, traveling from island to harbor and harbor to island from 2010 to 2015. We were great at being tourists. Some days we planned an adventure, on others we just set out to see what would happen, with the agreement that if one of us was interested in a place we would check it out.


The Azores versus The City of Light

Barb is the Azores

And the top 5 reasons we love these places. 

Lynnelle is Paris

Barb here:

Writing about travel is a bit problematic for me as I need more help than I can give (hotels, flights, VRBO vs Air B&B)—unless we’re talking about sailing. Sure, I’ve flown and stayed in hotels (see the rant about bathroom mirrors) but most of our significant travel has been via sailboat. We only fly home and back, don’t rent any housing on shore, and eat out less frequently than hotel travelers. 

But I can tell you a whole heck of a lot about some of the places we’ve visited and the travel category I call “Adventure Travel for those Over 60”.  So far, my favorite destination of all time is the Azores—9 tiny islands 1000 miles west of Europe—a part of Portugal sort of like the USVI is part of the United States. In 2014 we visited 7 of the 9 islands. (Clearly we have to go back.)