Cave Houses of the Loire Valley

Although many people know the Loire Valley for its wine and wine cave tours, fewer know just how vast and varied the underground world is here. The local tuffeau stone (a type of limestone) has been mined for centuries as a construction material. This created artificial caves underground or along the hillside, many of which … Read more

The Magic of Broceliande Forest, France

Carnac already had me convinced that Brittany was one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of France so we decided to explore a little more. Broc√©liande Forest, also known as Paimpont Forest, is an area of exceptional beauty about 18 miles west of the city of Rennes. The forest covers 25 square miles and … Read more

Camping in Carnac, France

Carnac is a seaside town in the northwest of France. It is known for having a large number of megalithic sites that date from 3300 to 4500 B.C. It is a popular holiday destination for British and Irish due to the short distance from the ferry at Roscoff. Ferry to France We took a ferry … Read more

Europe Road Trip Planning

How do you plan a road trip across Europe? Can Americans buy a car in Europe? What kind of insurance do you need to drive in Europe? Your questions about European road trips answered here.

Moore Hall in County Mayo, Ireland

Ireland has many beautiful ruins tucked away in the countryside. Many of these were country houses of the English that were burned during the Irish Revolution of 1919-23. A total of 275 “big houses” were destroyed between 1920 and 1923. The ruins of Moore Hall stand near the shore of Lough Carra in County Mayo, … Read more