Trips & Excursions

In this section, we show photographs of some of the trips we have taken.
(entries appear in chronological order; those prefixed with an * are optimized for Retina displays)


* Venice

Photos of some time spent in Venice



Some not-so-typical snapshots of a Paris weekend



Photos taken during a day trip to the Porquerolles islands



Pictures of Pisa, Florence, and Siena



Once a year, we try to visit this wonderful island


Christmas in New York

Something we had wanted to do for many years


* Lyon

France's second largest city is a great place!


Christmas in London

An enjoyable trip inspired by our Christmas in New York


* The Cruise

One of our best vacations ever!


* Top of Europe

To the Top of Europe... by train!


Christmas in Rome

The third in our series of Christmas in major cities


London and Imperial College

The family helps Eric move to London


From South Kensington to Camden

Daniel and Eric take a walk through London


Riverside Park

It doesn't look like Manhattan does it?


Walking on Broadway

Strolling down New York's most famous street


Northern Capitals Cruise

Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary


Corsica 2008

A quick February trip to the Island of Beauty



Visiting the German capital


Paris '08

A weekend in marvellous Paris


* Christmas in Amsterdam

Continuing the tradition...


* La Camargue

A photosafari to the Rhône delta


* Basel Zoo

Some animal pictures from a pretty zoo


* Wilmington, NC

A day trip to the North Carolinian Coast


* Prague

A gorgeous city that combines history and beauty


* Christmas in Paris

Celebrating in the City of Lights!


* Les Baux de Provence

Alone in a wonderful medieval village


* La Camargue revisited

Returning to a favorite place—3 years later.


* Two Days in Israel

Touring Galilee and visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem


* Three Days in Corsica

We return to the Island of Beauty for a long weekend


* Ephesus

Like taking a 2000-year journey in a time machine


* Riquewihr

A stroll through a medieval Alsatian village


* Camp des Milles

Exploring a more somber side of French history


* Three Country Tour

Crossing borders every day...


* Asheville

Eric's idea: just parents and kids!


* Bordighera

An off-season visit to an Italian Riviera resort town


* Corsica 2013

The Norm and Andrea trip...without Norm and Andrea


* Roussillon

Visiting the Colorado provençal


* Colmar

Spending a day in the capital of Alsatian wine


* Winter Walks

December walks through North Carolina woods


* Paris weekend

Back in the capital... A belated birthday present


* Chapel Hill

In and around our other home...


* NC State Fair

Not the redneck extravaganza I expected!


* Washington, D.C.

Spending some time with Eric and Lake in the US capital


* Barcelona

A long weekend in the Catalonian capital


* Marseille

Eight hours in France's third-largest city


* Pont du Gard

Spanning the Gardon for some 2,000 years...


* NC Fall Colors

Fog and gray skies, but the colors were still beautiful


* Basel

A pre-Christmas trip to northwestern Switzerland


* Giens and Hyères

From the Port du Niel to the old town of Hyères


* Marseille Panier and MuCEM

Exploring Marseille's oldest neighborhood and newest museum


* Frioul

Visiting the two largest islands of the Frioul archipelago


* Sagrada Família

The Barcelona landmark we had missed during our previous visit


* Charleston

A short but memorable trip to this beautiful South Carolina town


* The Biltmore

Visiting the largest privately-owned house in the United States


* Carcassonne

One fortified city, two perfectyly preserved ring walls


* Canyon trip (part 1)

Visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks


* Canyon trip (part 2)

Visiting Canyonlands and Arches National Parks


* Canyon trip (part 3)

Visiting Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Hoover Dam


* Notre Dame de la Garde

Taking a look at Marseille's Bonne Mère


* Savannah

Visiting America's first planned city


* New Bern and Beaufort

A trip to the North Carolina coast


* Richmond, Virginia

An overnight trip to the old Confederacy Capital


* Lisbon

A long overdue trip to Portugal's capital (Part 1)


* Lisbon

A long overdue trip to Portugal's capital (Part 2)


* Udvar-Házy Center

Everything from the Wright brothers to the Space Shuttle!


* Camargue 2018 Part 1

A three-day visit to the Camargue—Part 1


* Camargue 2018 Part 2

A three-day visit to the Camargue—Part 2


* Ireland Part 1

Dublin and Glandalough


* Ireland Part 2

Galway, Inisheer, and Cliffs of Moher


* Ireland Part 3

Dingle and Cashel


* Baltimore

Visiting Eric for a couple of days


* Montreal

We finally made it to Canada!


* Ashland, VA

Visiting a railway and college town to attend a concert


* Seattle and San Juan Island

Meeting Eric halfway between Hawaii and North Carolina


* Vancouver

Crossing from Washington State into Canada


* Bordighera 2019

Revisiting this lovely Italian Riviera resort town


* Switzerland (Part 1)

First part of a travel report about our 2019 trip to Switzerland


* Switzerland (Part 2)

Second part of a travel report about our 2019 trip to Switzerland


* Ireland 2019

A short trip to the Emerald Isle, this time including Northern Ireland


* Toulon

A visit to the city that is home to the French Mediterranean Fleet


* Old Salem

Visiting a place originally settled by the Moravian community in 1753


* Hawaii 1

First part of our Hawaiian vacation: Arrival and Maui


* Hawaii 2

Second part of our Hawaiian vacation: Kauai


* Hawaii 3

Third part of our Hawaiian vacation: Oahu


* Around Blowing Rock

Fall colors, mostly in and around Blowing Rock, especially Bass Lake


* The Outer Banks

A visit to a beautiful but vulnerable part of the North Carolina coast


* A Few Hours in Toulon

Taking a day trip to Toulon—just because we can (again)


* Strasbourg

A few days in Alsace


* Pearl Harbor

A second visit to Pearl Harbor⸺41 years after the first!


* A Day trip to the Big Island

Revisiting some favorites sites on the Island of Hawaii


* A visit to an old cotton mill community

Right on our doorstep⸺and yet we had never been there!


* Revisiting North Carolina's first State Capital

Just like Bern, Switzerland, New Bern is a city of bears


* Touring the American Southwest (Part 1 of 2)

Saguaro National Park, White Sands National Park, Santa Fe


* Touring the American Southwest (Part 2 of 2)

El Morro, Petrified Forest National Park, Sedona


* A trip to Belgium (Part 1 of 2)

Spending some time in Brussels


* A trip to Belgium (Part 2 of 2)

Visiting Bruges and Ghent


* Fearrington Village

Visiting a lovely place very close to our US hone


* Charlotte & Lucy

Taking an overnight trip to Charlotte to attend a Lucy Kaplansky concert


* Hawaii 2023 Part 1

A few 2023 photos taken on the island of Oahu


* Hawaii 2023 Part 2

A few 2023 photos taken on the Big Island


* Scotland Part 1

Six days in cool Scotland


* Scotland Part 2

Six days in cool Scotland


* New Orleans Part 1

Our first visit to Louisiana (1 of 2)


* New Orleans Part 2

Our first visit to Louisiana (2 of 2)


* California Trip Part 1

In and Around San Francisco


* California Trip Part 2

From San Francisco to Santa Barbara

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