Discover the Azores – Pico Itinerary

Most people that travel to the Azores, spend some time on the main island of Sao Miguel and never venture over to any of the other islands. As beautiful as Sao Miguel is, I believe people are missing out by not visiting any of the other islands. Do you enjoy visiting places with lots ofContinue reading “Discover the Azores – Pico Itinerary”

Discover The Azores – Sao Miguel Itinerary

The Azores consist of nine islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean 870 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal. These islands are definitely a hidden gem with few tourists and the unspoiled beauty of nature. Each island has it’s own sense of beauty which makes it difficult to decide which islands to visit. For an overview ofContinue reading “Discover The Azores – Sao Miguel Itinerary”

Discover the Azores: The Atlantic’s Best Kept Secret

I’ve traveled to many of the well known places in Europe such as London, Paris and Rome, but sometimes it’s those little known places that end up being one of the most amazing places you’ve been to. For me The Azores has been that place, it’s definitely the Atlantic’s Best Kept Secret! I remember myContinue reading “Discover the Azores: The Atlantic’s Best Kept Secret”

Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy

After lunch we headed to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first town liberated by the Allied Forces. As paratroopers descended from the sky into the small village, American soldier, John Steele was hit by shrapnel and landed on the church tower in the village. He then spent two and half hours dangling from the church tower. There isContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy

After leaving the German Cemetery (more on that here: https://beyondthemilestravelblog.com/2020/06/14/remembering-d-day-part-2-the-cemeteries/ ), we headed to Angoville-au-Plain. This was my favorite part of the tour! There is not much to this small town but it’s the church that holds the history and story of Robert Wright and Ken Moore. These two heroic US army medics with theContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 2 – The Cemeteries

There are numerous tours from Bayeux to see the sights of the Invasion of Normandy. Being that I was visiting from the US, I decided to take a full day US Beaches Tour. Although this was a tour visiting the US sights of the Invasion of Normandy, the first stop on the tour was LaContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 2 – The Cemeteries”

Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux

My first visit to Paris was for only 5 days, which left me very little time to head out of the city to explore everything else that the country of France has to offer. As a big history fan, I’ve always wanted to visit Normandy. So on my second trip back to Paris, I madeContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux”