Europe

The Great England Road Trip

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Chances are, England isn’t the first country you think of when you plan a road trip. It doesn’t seem to be the first country English people think of, either. You see, the US is the home of the road trip.…

Friday Photo: Foxgloves in England

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  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Photo. In the past few weeks I’ve gone from Africa to Albuquerque, but here’s a little hint at what’s coming up on Life With Luggage. Prepare for lots of scenic countryside…

Friday Photo: Cezanne’s Studio

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Bonjour from the French Riviera! This Friday Photo is coming to you straight from my phone in Aix-en-Provence. This is the front door of Paul Cezanne’s studio. The inside is exactly like he left it, complete with his coats and…

Friday Photo: Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick Statue in Co. Meath

I wanted to use a picture from Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland for this week’s Friday Photo, but I couldn’t. The weather was awful (surprise!) and I couldn’t afford a fancy DSLR back then. By the time March rolled around,…

Friday Photo: Born in Barcelona

Carrer dels Mirallers Born Barcelona

This is Carrer dels Mirallers in El Born – a great example of the dark, puzzling, narrow alleys that wind around one of Barcelona’s most popular neighborhoods. As you can imagine, this stone alleyway has a haunted history. One of…

Friday Photo: Driving in Ireland

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When people tell me they want to drive around Ireland on their vacation, I show them this picture – or any number of pictures I have that look exactly like this. This is a typical small-town, two-way Irish road. Oh sure,…

Guest Post: London’s Brick Lane

Brick Lane Banksy

One of my favorite parts of London that the average visitor never gets to see is Brick Lane. The area’s industrial, working class roots led to its reputation as one of London’s rougher areas. What started as worrisome has now morphed…

Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez paintings

Saint Tropez was simply a fishing village on the French Riviera at the start of the twentieth century. Like many coastal French towns, it has a very peculiar allure – a je ne sais quoi if ever there was one.…