Easter in Bordeaux

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Here in Switzerland, Good Friday (the Friday before Easter) and Easter Monday (the Monday after Easter) are national holidays and everyone ha off work. Ryan and I were both excited for the long weekend and decided to visit the Bordeaux region of France. After work on Thursday, we packed the Defender with our camping gear as quickly as we could and hit the road. There was a fair bit of traffic leaving Geneva, but it Continue Reading →

A Weekend in the French Riviera and Monaco

A Weekend Near Saint-Tropez and Monaco

Its been a while since I’ve posted but we’ve been traveling a lot and I’ve just started working. So I’ve decided to try to post shorter stories of our travels. I’ll work in some posts of the rest of our Christmas road trip and our trip to Australia back in October along the way. Recently, we purchased a 1988 Land Rover 90 V8 petrol, more commonly known as a Defender. We have wanted one of Continue Reading →

A Day Trip to Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Visiting Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the top of my list since moving to Geneva. Almost every day, I look out our window and see Mont Blanc. The closest I’ve come to visiting it so far is when we drove through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy. Granted, that was a really cool experience, but we couldn’t really see the mountain. Since Chamonix is only about an hour from our house by car, we Continue Reading →

Our Burgundy Wine Region Adventure

Burgundy Wine Region

When people talk about visiting France, they often talk of Paris and of the wine. And while we’re waiting to visit Paris until our French is a little bit better, we’ve been exploring some of the other areas of France that are closer to us. We recently took a trip to the Burgundy Wine Region of France. Burgundy, or Bourgogne in French, is about two hours south of Paris and an hour north of Lyon. Continue Reading →

Source du Lison

Source du Lison

We recently did a day trip into France to visit the source of the Lison River. The Lison River is a tributary of the Loue River, which in turn feeds the Rhone River. The source of the Lison River is just outside the small town of Nans Sous Sainte Anne, France, which is about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive from Geneva. (See map below.) View Larger Map So, we grabbed some snacks, water Continue Reading →

Mont Saleve: a View of Geneva from Above

Mont Saleve

Our first real weekend in Switzerland just happened to be Easter weekend. Unlike in the US, Good Friday and Easter Monday are both national holidays, so we had a nice long four-day weekend. Since we were still in a hotel, we decided to visit somewhere nearby and ended up picking Mont Saleve in the “pre-Alps” in France because its only about a 30 minute drive from the city. Below is a map of the route Continue Reading →