Annecy – The Little Venice of France

Annecy a Little Venice: Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region, is a beautiful and popular resort town on the northern end of the Lac d’Annecy. Take a stroll around the old town and you’ll quickly see why this town has earned itself the tag of Little Venice. Little Venice A network of canals … [Read more...]

Annecy – The Little Venice of France

Annecy a Little Venice: Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region, is a beautiful and popular resort town on the northern end of the Lac d’Annecy. Take a stroll around the old town and you’ll quickly see why this town has earned itself the tag of Little Venice. Little Venice A network of canals … [Read more...]

Tour Routes in France

Tour Routes in France Virtually all multi-country Europe tours pass through or originate in Paris, but few see much more of France. It is possible to do a pretty extensive tour of France but even so some fairly important areas will be missing or only covered briefly. Regional tours are popular … [Read more...]

Travel to France

Travel to France for a Europe Tour with Joie de Vivre! There's a lot more to France than Paris and Provence. Travel to France involves a journey into the whole French way of looking at the world, and life. Not for nothing do we use the french words "savoir-faire" and "joie de vivre"! France … [Read more...]

Kirkenes Snow Hotel – A Cool Hotel Experience

At the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Everything's Built from Ice: If you are travelling to Norway and would like a hotel that's really cool, literally, and which also promises to be the ultimate in Arctic experience - then take a look at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes, Norway's most north-eastern town and … [Read more...]

Hundertwasserhaus – An Amazing Housing Block

Hundertwasserhaus - Vienna's higgledy-piggledy apartment block:   Council housing blocks are not what you'd normally want to visit on any holiday sightseeing tours.  However, in Vienna, the Hundertwasserhaus is something quite extraordinary. Hundertwasserhaus was originally a dour … [Read more...]

Food in Rome

Food in Rome and around: a brief gastronomical tour! Rome and Lazio Rome; Tuscania; Viterbo; Tarquinia; Cerveteri; Ostia Antica; Frascati; Monte Cassino Perhaps the most savoury of all Italian regional cuisines, and perhaps due to its central location, the food in Rome … [Read more...]

Food in Northeast Italy

Food in North-east Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Trentino-Alto Adige; the Veneto and Friuli Padua; Bassano del Grappa; Vicenza; Verona; Lake Garda; Trento; Bolzano; Cortina d'Ampezzo; Misurina; Trieste; Venice Food in Northeast Italy often comprises dishes rich … [Read more...]

Food in Southern Italy

Food in Southern Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Naples and Campania; Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia; Basilicata and Calabria; Sicily and Sardinia Pompeii; Sorrento; Capri; Positano (Amalfi Coast); Bari; Matera; Castellana; Alberobello; Lecce; Taranto; Calabrian Mountains; Taormina; Syracuse; … [Read more...]