I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries.
Here's a tip. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. Virtually anywhere in Europe, you can do as the Europeans do and add a euro or two for each person in your party.
Recently, on one busy day, I revisited highlights and found new sights in Salzburg, a Baroque showpiece.
Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. Under its exotic steeple and fortified towers, the town seemed marinated in history. I thought Radler was being theatrical until the old man opened his mouth.
Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, calls itself the "World's Smallest Big City."
I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. For thousands of years, Istanbul has marked the point where East meets West -- a crossroads of civilizations. Traces of the Roman capital remain in Istanbul.