Brittany

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

I’m a woman and I travel the world. Alone. (With some occasional exceptions.) Alone, I’ve stayed in a stone cottage on top of a mountain in Tuscany, an 11th-century fort on an island off the coast of Brittany, an estancia in Argentina, and a riad in Tangier. Alone, I’ve shopped…
FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

FAVE FIVE | SAINT-MALO [the best is free]

I’ve often been asked, “What is your favorite place in the world?” and in all my years of travel, I never had an answer. Until now. My favorite place in the world is Saint-Malo, a town in Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. (more…)
Belle-Île-en-Mer | Frites

Belle-Île-en-Mer | Frites

Check out the variety, and unique names, for all the sizes of french fries at this sandwicherie along the Belle-Île harbor.  By the way, I saw the “familiale size” and it would feed a village. 
Belle-Île-en-Mer: The First Day

Belle-Île-en-Mer: The First Day

Today I took two trains, one bus, and a ferry from Paris to Belle-Île-en-Mer, an island off the coast of Brittany.  I left my hotel in Paris at 8:00 a.m. and arrived in Belle-Île-en-Mer at 3 p.m.  Here is the tale of my journey, and my first day on the…