I recently spent some time in Strasbourg, France, in the Alsace region. Strasbourg is right on the border with Germany, and since I had never been to Germany before, the temptation to take a little day trip to check out yet another country was high. Since we had a rental car, we were pretty free to just go explore wherever we wanted. There was some debate on where we should go. Heidelberg was mentioned as an option, but was ultimately vetoed by both of us because it was late in the trip, we were exhausted, and Heidelberg was going to be a long day of driving. Other options were Baden-Baden and Freiberg, but ultimately we decided upon the small village of Gengenbach, which is quite close to Strasbourg.
On my recent drive through Switzerland, I learned a few things about driving in the country before heading out, and I was glad I did! I just wanted to write up a pretty short little post here as a guide for any of you who might be planning on taking a little road trip through Switzerland.
I’m not going to say the French rail strike wasn’t a headache, because it was. Oh, it was…but it was also the cause of new opportunities and new experiences. I wouldn’t exactly recommend you try to go to France (or any country) in the midst of a massive transit strike (maybe, you know…wait a few months, unless you’re only going to Paris, in which case you’ll be fine), but I will certainly say that if you already have a trip scheduled during one, you should just adapt and go for it anyway. We ended up having a great time and added some interesting and enriching experiences to the trip. Yeah, parking was a pain in the butt at times. Yeah, driving sucks more than just sitting on a train, reading a book, and watching the world go by, but it was interesting, and there was also something to the freedom of being able to stop when we wanted to stop, and explore when we wanted to explore. And there’s something to that as well.
I wish I had been able to spend more time truly exploring and getting to know this beautiful gem in the Swiss Alps region, but even though I was only able to spend a little bit of time here, I was enchanted by this place.
Today I’m excited to announce a guest post about a wonderful trip you can take through Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way by Sarah Mangan, who is Irish herself and owns a travel blog, Saz Around the World. I hope you enjoy it!
I was happy to learn that, thankfully, this North American driver was in for roughly similar rules of the road and generally easy driving. Still, there are a few things I found helpful to know ahead of time, and a few things I learned along the way, so I wanted to write up this post for all of you who might be heading to France and hitting the open road. So, without further adieu, here are the things you should know if you’re planning on driving in France…
I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about a great California-Nevada road trip that’s perfect for art lovers. I hope you enjoy her article!
Sometimes, even “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, so they say. My recent trip to France certainly kept me on my toes.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the region, Imperial County is directly inland from San Diego county and stretches from the San Diego County border to the Arizona border. It’s a pretty big place, but if you find yourself in the area, there are definitely some fun and quirky things to be discovered. Some of these attractions are even worth the road trip all by themselves!
A few months ago, I went on a Southern Arizona road trip. While the purpose of my particular trip was mainly to visit relatives, we did take some time out to have fun and explore, of course, and it got me thinking that I should probably write a blog post on cool things to do in Southern Arizona. I think a lot of the time, Northern Arizona gets all the glory. Home to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Antelope Canyon, Northern Arizona is an absolutely amazing place. But if you find yourself in the Southern part of the state, there are some cool things to enjoy there as well. If you find yourself visiting the area or just driving through, check out some of my recommendations and have a great time!