With so many countries in
Europe, it is sometimes hard to choose the exact destinations to travel
to. The suggested rule is not to crowd too much in at one time. Itís great
to be able to stay at least two or three nights in one place. Also, one
must consider the traveling time from one place to the next.
Great Britain is one country
where it is most enjoyable and beneficial to the pocketbook to stay in
bed and breakfasts. These are usually small family run and owned inns or
pubs that specialize in warm and cozy surroundings. In the larger cities
of Great Britain, such as London, it might be nice to stay at an apartment
or hotel, especially if you are travelling with children where the use
of having a kitchenette would come in handy. There are large supermarkets
in most areas providing easy shopping.
Getting around London can
be easily done by bus or tube and is lots of fun for kids who donít normally
travel by underground train. A car or train pass is recommended for traveling
around the countryside. Although the driving is opposite of the United
States, it is not too difficult.
Families might also want
to consider taking day trips out of London on an organized excursion.
Using apartment or hotels
or small pensions in France is a wonderful experience. Most pensions or
small hotels are not generally too costly and they can be found throughout
Dining in France is an experience
in itself. The French pride themselves on their cooking ability and they
are correct. Most restaurants have translated menus, so if one doesnít
speak French, it is advisable to ask for a menu in English.
Paris is a city for strolling.
It has some lovely parks worth walking through as well as large boulevards
with walking paths.
The Metro or
underground train is an easy way to travel throughout Paris, but it is
advisable to inquire about passes if one is going to use the metro for
a period of time.
Driving around France is
not difficult and a car is recommended if touring outside of Paris.
You might also want to rent
a villa for a week in one of the outlining areas of France. This type of
accommodation for couples or families is a great way to relax and enjoy
some of the many wonderful regions of France.
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