Articles by: Jim

Arrival in Paris at CDG

When you arrive in Paris, you should not have any trouble navigating the airport and getting to your hotel.  The airport is similar to airports in the U.S. and is well marked.  To make sure everything is clear though, I have made a quick video walking you through it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBajOtsthrU […]

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Spotlight on Mont Saint Michel

Perhaps the most spectacular place in all of France – and perhaps one of the most spectacular in the entire world – is Mont Saint Michel. Mont Saint Michel is a an island with an abbey surrounded by a small town and large medieval walls. It is a UNESCO World […]

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Our Hotels – Paris 2023

For this tour, we are going to start by staying in Paris for 4 nights.  Most of us will actually stay longer, but the tour portion is four nights.  After that, we will move on to Mont Saint Michel for a night, then come back to Paris.  That means we’ll […]

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France 2023 Itinerary

Here is the tentative itinerary for our tour to Paris!  Hope it looks good to you.   A few notes before you start reading it.  First, this is tentative.  I am continuously trying to improve it.  So there might be changes to this.  If there are, it will only be to […]

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Itinerary for the 2023 Ireland Trip

Here is the general itinerary of our trip to Ireland.  Hope you like the looks of it. After having been to Ireland several times and seen the reactions of those I have brought with me (about 40 people at this point), these are the things I think you’ll like the […]

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Recommended Flights

Flights to and From Ireland In the event you would like some guidance on picking your flights for our 2023 Ireland tour, I put this page together for you.  It has some basic information about the peculiarities of flying into and out of Ireland, and some recommendations of specific flights.  […]

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Hotels for the 2023 Surety Trip

Good news – all hotels for the 2023 Ireland tour have been reserved.  Here is an introduction to each of them. (None of these are my pictures, by the way.  I just posted them here so you could see what these places look like.) Killarney International Hotel (Days 1 – […]

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What We’ll Do About Covid

It is my fervent hope and goal that we have nothing to worry about due to Covid by the time of our trip.  The severity of the virus is down and the requirements imposed by various governments are getting lower and lower.  But at the same time, Covid seems to […]

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Packing for Your Paris Trip

Planning your trip to Paris is half the fun.  And a big part of planning the trip is planning what to pack.  So let’s talk about that.  While we are at it, we can also talk about some things to leave at home to keep things light.  Plan your packing […]

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