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Unusual fish at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

It’s official. I’ve visited the two smallest countries in the world: Vatican City, and now the Principality of Monaco. The difference between the two, aside from the fact that the first...

Gorgeous mountain views from the outside deck of INÚU at Caldea Spa in Andorra

Visiting Andorra had eluded me during my previous European travels. Tucked into the Pyrenees Mountains on the border between France and Spain, this tiny country has no airport and no international...

Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France, was home to the Papal Court for more than 70 years

Mention the Pope and people immediately think of Rome. Or perhaps of Vatican City. But the Popes of Avignon, France? For me, at least, it was a surprise to learn that...

Bundles of Lavender drying on racks at HO Lavande in Valla de la Pierre

Before even kicking off my shoes, I pushed open the bathroom door in my hotel room at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. A bathtub! Thank you, God. After months of living...

A perfect sample of the famous Charentais melons of Provence, France

I tilted my chin up and let the sunshine warm my face. Day after day in Provence brought crystal blue skies and fresh breezes that kept the sweltering summer heat at...

Boats moored along the Riva in the UNEASO World Heritage town of Trogir, Croatia

One of the first things that visitors to Croatia notice is the country’s unique boomerang shape.  The largest hunk sits at the top, stretching deep into Eastern Europe between Slovenia and...