How to get from Paris to Brussels by local train – The alternative to high speed rail


See four cities in one day and save on high speed rail reservation fees. One of the things I love about having a Eurail Pass is being able to jump onto almost any train and go. While there are some train services that require a reservation fee, this can be avoided by taking local trains. […]

Christmas Markets of Europe

Christmas Market

The Christmas market tradition began in Germany and Austria but markets can be found all over Europe. The markets feature stalls that sell nativity scene pieces, Christmas tree decorations as well as hand craft items. Spending time in these markets I felt a stronger sense of the true meaning of Christmas than I feel in […]

Villefranche-sur-Mer – France


Villefranche-sur-Mer is about 6 km east of Nice and is on the train line between Nice and Monaco. [Train at Villefranche-sur-Mer] For much of the way from Nice to Monaco the train runs along the coast, with views of the Mediterranean and the mansions that cling to the cliffs along the way. If you plan […]

Flight Review: Ryanair – Nador to Marseille

Nador Airport

Flight: Ryanair FR6012 Date: 25 Nov 2008 From: Nador (NDR), Morocoo To: Marseille(MRS), France When I’m in Europe I always look at the Ryanair map and see if there are any airports near where I’m going to be. It’s a fun map to play with because they have so many destination airports. [Ryanair Destinations 2008] […]