After teaching in Geneva on April 9 for Hillside Communications, I’m enjoying four days in stunning Annecy, France (an hour away from Geneva). Annecy gives you a cozy combination of Lake Como (lake and Alps); Lucerne (lake, Alps, Swiss/German architecture, biking along the lake), Venice (canals), Geneva (classy shops), Norwegian fjords (jaw dropping bike rides along the water) and so much more.

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of when we first met, Jeff and I took a delightful three-day getaway to Avignon March 16-18 2019. We fell in love with Avignon! All of the walled city’s tan-colored buildings are amazingly tidy and clean; it has tiny, crooked, cobbled alleyways and dozens of squares, small and large, most of which have restaurants with outdoor seating; it sits along the mighty Rhône river; everything you want to see is within an easy walk; it was home to the popes from 1309 – 1417 and still has the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) to prove it; and is home to the beloved old Bridge of Avignon (Pont d’Avignon), made famous by the 15th century children’s song “Sur la pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse” “On the bridge of Avignon, we will dance, we will dance…”