I am writing a series of guides to spending holidays in the cosmopolitan cities of Europe. This guide is one on how to spend New Year’s in Paris. Wouldn’t that be romantic? And such fun!
I give you suggestions on how to get to Paris from both the US and from the United Kingdom, then go into great detail about getting from the airport to the city. Of course, if you go by rail you’ll be in the city.
I found a lovely site about which words and phrases in French will be useful, then I found a map of the public toilets of Paris. I always have a problem, so I thought this would be helpful.
There is an extensive list of types of accommodation in Paris, but then I go into the restaurants. The food! I list sites that will guide you to not only the fanciest and most well regarded restaurants in the city, but also the neighborhood bistros and historic places to eat. You might want to have a French 75 at the bar where Hemingway spent his afternoons.
There are sites that will help you get reservations for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and I also give some information on French customs at this time of year.
There are guides to the important landmarks, and to clubs and places for dinner and dancing.
I list ways that you can travel to other parts of Europe.
I enjoy London. It’s easy to get around by either bus or Tube, there are plenty of options for accommodation, the people are polite, the food is great and the cultural side is magnificent. The British Museum, the British Library, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, theater, opera, ballet…and on and on…all in one of the most civilized cities in the world.
So, I thought it would be a good idea to write a guide to spending Christmas there. And I did. Christmas in London
I started with how to get to London from the US and I included information on taking an ocean liner there. That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the time, so researching a trip on Cunard was great fun. One day…
I take you from Southampton, Heathrow or Gatwick into London then have a set of sites for accommodation. These range from youth hostels to luxury hotels. I also include apartments.
Because it will be Christmas, I not only have a list of restaurants, but a way to get a reservation for Christmas Eve. I think that is highly important. I list pubs that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and go into a shirt explanation of the English tradition of Boxing Day-the day after Christmas.
Of course I list and describe the museums, theater venues, sightseeing tours, etc. I list sites that will help you buy tickets, but the museums are free.
At the end I discuss getting around England is you choose to wander about the countryside, and give you ideas for traveling to Europe…which is my next book.
This is the best trip I’ve taken so far, but it involves some long driving days so at the end I break up the sections into individual vacations.
Who doesn’t want to see Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon…etc???
This book will tell you where to fly into, where to stay and eat, what to do, what gear to take, and what to see. I did this trip in two weeks! Take longer!
Elks! Bears! Marmots! I spent two weeks in Banff NP in Canada this summer and loved it.
This guide will tell you how to get there, where to stay, where to hike and how to avoid getting eaten by bears…we hope…you’re on your own if you go!
Hike to the Consolation lakes-my header photo.
Banff National Park, Canada
I have a friend who loves Scotland and one year she took me to Iona, off the coast of Mull…to see Fingal’s Cave on Staffa(and Puffins). It was an epic journey, and I got to golf for free.
This book will tell you, step by step, how to get to these wonderful islands, where to stay and how to buy Stornoway Black Pudding(kidding)
Thank you for reading!
I spent three weeks walking from the bottom to the top of Wales along the Offa’s Dyke long distance trail. It wasn’t easy, but it was fun.
This book tells you how to get to Wales, where to stay, what to see, where to walk and what to eat.
Bed & Breakfasting Across Wales
…..is the title of my very first ebook. It is a guide to getting to and around London the cheap way. I discuss youth hostels, bus and rail travel, what to wear, how to save on meals and what to see.
You can use this guide to find an inexpensive place to Stay in London, and how to get around without having to rent a car. I also include information about using the rail system to travel outside of London.
Take a look and tell me what you think!
So You Want to Go to London….
I think the first thing I should do here is post to my author’s page on Amazon. There are some pictures there and more information about me.
C. A. Metzger
Keeping it simple for now.