Euro 2016

Well mostly France but you get the point!

Travel Itinerary

By Ron Zayac | June 13, 2016

Our long awaited and long planned vacation in France is upon us.  Below you will find a basic itinerary of the regions where we are staying while traveling.  We will have a car for a month in France and will be moving from area to area. Here is the itinerary: Day 1 to 2 –…

Trip Preparation

By Ron Zayac | June 13, 2016

Wow, we’ve been planning this for a year and now it’s becoming real.  We are in the final bits of trip prep. Our bags are (mostly) packed and our plan is basically set. We are travelling reasonably light.  Some consider this crazy or impossible but it is a necessity for a family of 4 who…

Alive and Well

By Tammy Zayac | June 22, 2016

Bonjour! I will be the first to post from France-yay! Technology is an amazing thing unless it’s not working? So if we didn’t have the amazing talents of a techie on board this adventure I would be resorting to pay phones to call and let our friends and family know we are ok…like in the…


By Tammy Zayac | June 23, 2016

Bonnieux Accomodation Here are a few pictures of the place where we are staying in the Luberon. Amazing right! Hannah fell in love at first sight…actually on the way up the road to the village she was in love.This is only our first place and she has named it the best?Wait until she sees the…

The Luberon

By Hannah | June 27, 2016

Bonjour mes amis, Bonnieux I really enjoyed Bonnieux. In Bonnieux we went to a market that was really cool. There were people selling fresh lavender, soap, spices, fruit, vegetables, meat, jewelry, clothes and lots more stuff!!! It was sooo cool! I went to a boulangerie (bakery) with my dad one morning and we bought fresh…


By Tammy Zayac | June 28, 2016

Nice! We have had some wonderful days on the beach and exploring Nice. What a culture shock tho! It is a busy touristy place at the best of times but with Euro 2106 happening this place is packed at certain times of the day even near our off the beaten track apartment. The first 2…

Happy Belated Canada Day from Nice

By Tammy Zayac | July 8, 2016

Hope you all had a great Canada Day. Hannah wore her Canada pin from Grandma all day? To celebrate we went to the beach again…this time in Villefranche sur mer. Just a quick train ride away. We have a big debate going on about the best type of beach as they vary quite a bit…

Annecy and area

By Tammy Zayac | July 9, 2016

Tammy encore Bonjour! So we just left this beautiful area on Wednesday. The appartment we rented was in the heart of the old town of Annecy. The weather is still so hot even up here! We found out that the big attraction to Annecy besides the charming old town was the lake. Well what goes…

Colmar and area

By Tammy Zayac | July 10, 2016

Bonjour encore A quick post from me as I hope others will put some posts up soon about our adventures 😉 wink wink nudge nudge We have been staying in Colmar since Wednesday and are heading out today. Our stay was great. The town of Colmar is beautiful. We changed things a bit and did…

Fêtes Nationales (Bastille Day)

By Ron Zayac | July 15, 2016

We spent the French National Holiday exploring the town of Bayeux,our base for our own Normandy campaign.  One of the things on my bucket list was spending time at Canadian war memorials – something we didn’t do our first time in Europe 20 years ago.  Therefore, northern France (Flanders) and Normandy were important stops this…

Why Travel

“Adventure is worthwhile.”

~ Aesop

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

~ Mary Anne Radmacher

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

~ Gustave Flaubert

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

~ Anonymous

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”