Hi Folks – It’s time to think about going to France in September of 2016. I know it seems early but the good boats fill up over a year in advance so it is time to start planning our schedule. We’ve picked out a few dates to have some general info meetings about our next canal…
Bailly Lapierre Wine Cave on the Nivernais
On one of the very hottest days on the Nivernais we were lucky to be close to the Bailly Lapierre “Crémant de Bourgogne” Wine Cave – literally in a cave! (Click here to see maps.) We parked our boat on the bank of the canal and hiked up (yes, UP, UP, and more UP) to the…
Friday Video Diversion
Sometimes the weekend can’t come soon enough. Maybe you need a little diversion before getting to today’s task. As a balm to your week long blues I offer you two funny wine videos from Paso Robles that were submitted to Wine Spectators Yearly Video Contest. These are clever and fun and wine geeky. Maybe you should enjoy a…
Doors of France Part III
This is the last Part of the Doors of France series. If you’ve enjoyed this series “Like” Savvy Nomad to add us to your Facebook Newsfeed.
Eating Through France on $31 a day?
Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat….
One Minute on the Canal du Midi
The holidays are starting and sometimes they can be stressful. The weather in Minnesota has turned cold and grey. The streets and sidewalks are salty but I still manage to slip on an icy patch. I need a reminder of summer. Today I offer you a respite, a little haven, a minute of peace from the…
Doors of France Part I
While on our trip to France my friend and co-traveler, Carolyn Karsell, thought it would be fun to take pictures of all the different doors we encountered. Here we present the Doors of France Part I.
Here’s a real time ride down the Timber Twister an alpine coaster at Spirit Mountain Adventure Park in Duluth Minnesota. Enjoy the Ride! Filmed using a GoPro Hero HD Camera.
A typical day on the Canal du Midi
What do you do on a canal boat vacation? Here are a few things that fill a typical day on the canal. The mornings in mid September were cool but not cold and the days warmed wonderfully. Only on one day did we have wind, overcast skies and a bit of rain. Cool nights lead…
Unlocking the Canal du Midi
If you plan on renting a boat on a French canal you’ll have the clear through some locks. Don’t worry it’s easy. Here we clear a double lock on the Canal du Midi in mid September 2011.