Adventures Abroad Videos

Portugal – March 2017

A trip in Portugal with Arnaldur to explore Cascais and Lisbon.

Rhine River – April 2017

A Disney cruise on the Rhine River with Emily and Heidi beginning in Switzerland, passing through France and Germany, and ending in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Iceland – June 2017

Visiting Iceland with Arnaldur, from Reykjavik to Thingvellir, Vatnajokull on the South Coast, and Snæfellsnes on the West Coast.

Sevilla & Madrid, Spain – September 2017

A trip to Spain with Arnaldur with stays in Sevilla to Madrid.

Granada, Spain – February 2018

Visiting friends in Spain with Emily and Heidi, on a trip to Granada.

France: Journey on the River Seine
By Melissa Coleman /
The Seine Princess comes to meet passengers after a Rueil-Malmaison excursion. Photo Credit: Melissa Coleman

We arrived in Paris on the River Seine at dusk, after dining on foie gras and carre de veau during the voyage from Poissy, France. There was the Eiffel Tower just off the river on the Left Bank, and the summer evening darkened to show why Paris is called the City of Light. Every building and monument illuminated our passage under many of the bridges, some so close we touched them with our fingertips, as we passed landmarks including the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

It might sound like a romantic honeymoon or a retiree’s reward, but I was there with my children, 11-year-old twin girls, and this was their first trip to Europe. The boat is not a typical cruise ship but long and low to fit under the bridges.

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