Tips for Visiting Bordeaux in Summer

Bordeaux blends beautiful architecture with a relaxed vibe. There is a fantastic culinary scene to enjoy on the terraces of sublime squares dating back centuries. The UNESCO World Heritage town of Saint Emilion, just 21 miles (35 km) from Bordeaux is a world class wine producing region with incredible beauty. And nearby beach towns like…

a grand water fountain in Bordeaux, France

Camping on Texel, the Western Frisian Islands of the Netherlands

A couple of summers back, a group of four of us decided to go camping on Texel, the easiest of the West Frisian Islands to reach from Amsterdam. What better occasion for a camping trip out of the densely populated Randstad region of Holland than the 4th of July. So we all thought. Well ok,…