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Week-end in Austin, Texas

As we moved to the United States a few weeks before, we took advantage of a conference my wife was attending in the Texan city to spend a few days there. General organization While my wife's conference starts on Tuesday, we...

Debriefing my stay in Lille

A few words about my recent stay in Lille, including what to take away from it, the choices I was happy with, and the things I could have done better or differently, to help you plan your own. You'll find...

Visit Lille for a weekend

Lille is a lively, pleasant city with a very interesting cultural heritage. Its partly pedestrianized town center makes it ideal for strolling. Lille is one of those cities I've often visited on business, for a few hours or even a...

Moving to the USA with a dog!

A special travel diary today because after my move to London a little more than two years ago, in the middle of the 3rd French lockdown, here we are moving to Boston with my wife and with my Golden...

Visiting Chicago

Chicago is a first-rate destination for architecture lovers, with a compact downtown area that's easy to visit on foot. I first discovered Chicago in 2003 and immediately fell under its spell. For me, as a lover of urban architecture, it...

Planning a long weekend in Lille

One of the last long week-end in May gave me the opportunity to spend a few days in Lille and discover its heritage and gastronomy. This spring, with its many public holidays that make it possible to plan extended getaways,...

A debrief of my weekend in Strasbourg

A fast look back at my recent weekend in Strasbourg and Colmar, with the choices that made sense, those that didn't and things I could or should have done more of. You'll find all the articles about this weekend in...

Tour of Colmar

Just half an hour by train from Strasbourg, Colmar offers a condensed version of all that is typical of Alsace in a small area. On this last day, having kept to my schedule of visits to Strasbourg, I take an...

Tour of Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a city with a rich heritage that can easily be visited in one or two days, and boasts a very pleasant, almost exclusively pedestrianized city center. For this three-day weekend, I tried to concentrate my visits on two...