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Travel the Liberation Route Europe to see an Operation Market Garden reenactment in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

1001 Travel Tales Podcast: Traveling the Liberation Route Europe

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series 1001 Travel Tales Podcast

This week’s interview for 1001 Travel Tales was with Jeroen van Wieringen of Liberation Route Europe. We spoke to him at World Travel Market in London last year, which explains the noise in the background. At the same time, he was losing his voice, a symptom many at WTM suffered in that loud environment. Nevertheless, Jeroen’s enthusiasm…

Janice Chung. Photo courtesy of Janice Chung.

Janice Chung on 1001 Travel Tales

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series 1001 Travel Tales Podcast

This week’s interview for 1001 Travel Tales is with Janice Chung, whose blog, France Travel Tips, is full of information for planning a trip to France. Click on the link below to listen to the podcast on SoundCloud, or here for iTunes, or here for Stitcher. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Our conversation with…

Coron, Palawan, the Philippines

Trip of a Lifetime: Bloggers Pick their Must-See Destinations

For this collaborative post, I asked fellow travel bloggers about their idea of a trip of a lifetime: If a person who’s never traveled far from home asked you to name the one place they should visit on their one-and-only trip ever, what would you say? I got so many different answers! I’ll start with the…

My very first solo trip

The first time I traveled solo, I made four mistakes and one good decision. It was my junior year of college: 1983. I’d traveled before, but always with family. I had enough credits to skip a semester but still graduate with my class, so I decided to spend my “gap semester” in France, ostensibly to practice my French….

Chateau Chaumont

Forbidden Spaces in Chateau Chaumont

What intrigues me almost as much as the chateaux we’ve been visiting, is what we usually haven’t seen.  The rooms that are all done up for the tourists, dressed up, you could say, are lovely: period furniture; beamed, painted ceilings; ornate tapestries; and so on. There are signs explaining who lived there, along with interesting…

French Anti-Semitism

Visiting World War II sites made me think about the Nazis, of course, which made me think of the Holocaust, which made me think of anti-Semitism as it still exists in Europe. And that made me think of an incident – one of very few times in my life when I’ve experienced anti-Semitism firsthand –…

artificial harbor at Arromanches

Another museum review? Not exactly…

I wasn’t going to post anything more about world war museums or sites. I figured people aren’t too interested in hearing about them, so the two reviews I’ve already written would be enough. But when my oh-so-laconic son, coming out of a World War II-related site yesterday, remarked, “Even I found this one moving,” I…

Review: the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Since I reviewed a museum last week – the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres – it only makes sense for me to review the museum I visited yesterday. Even more so because they are such comparable museums: the first was about World War I in the Ypres Salient; the one I visited yesterday looks…

Hot enough for you?

I’ve spent the last week in Marseille, a big city in the south of France. I came here for two reasons: In the hopes that it would help me focus on finishing up revising my book. It did. For the heat. Yep, it’s hot. I love hot weather, which, as you can imagine if you’ve…