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Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Southeastern Alaska is a land of many awesome sights, wildlife, and history. We visited a really unique place while exploring Juneau: Glacier Gardens.  This beautiful and idiosyncratic landscape on a steep hillside is the creation of a passionate gardener, Steve Bowhay, and his family.  Faced with a hillside of fallen trees (the result of a […]

Viking Denmark

We enjoyed a short but sweet visit to Denmark in 2018.   Our goal was to see some Viking historical sites, so we decided to bypass Copenhagen and go directly to the town of Roskilde in our rental car: driving in Denmark is very easy with light traffic and wide, smooth roads.  Signage is good and […]

Beautiful Brittany, France

The western-most edge of France is a world apart from the big city experience of Paris that most of us associate with a visit to France.  Brittany  (Bretagne in French,   Breizh in the local Breton language) is small-town and rural with many sea-side vacation spots popular with the French people.  (As in most rural areas, […]

Versailles

Versailles

Our great Paris home exchange location near Versailles gave us a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy in detail the amazing 2000 acres of gardens designed by Andre Le Notre for King Louis XIV in the 1600s. Royalty of that time viewed their gardens as a demonstration of man’s conquest of nature, with tightly controlled […]