The Glorious Cathedral of St. Cecilia in Albi, France

The magnificence of the Albi Cathedral of St. Cecilia, in southwestern France, belies a history based in bloodshed. Those fierce times are long gone, and today the cathedral is a calm place of worship and a must-see impressive sight for visitors in the town of Albi. The Gothic cathedral, built in the late 13th century as a fortress (no mistake, it looks like one), is one of the largest ... Read Full Article

Albi, France: A Step Back in Time

Albi, on the River Tarn in southwestern France, is famous for its well-preserved medieval and Renaissance buildings. Half-timbered houses and former mansions line the winding, cobble-stoned streets of Old Albi, reminders of the town’s rich heyday when merchants grew wealthy selling dyes and textiles. Albi is easy to explore on foot, and the Albi tourist office, on Place Sainte-Cécile, provides ... Read Full Article

Enjoy Winter Sports at Italy’s La Sila National Park

  La Sila National Park is located in the Calabria region of Italy (a.k.a. the toe of the boot). It is off the beaten track, providing visitors with a quiet, less expensive alternative to Italy’s other winter vacation destinations. However, don’t think that its natural beauty is in any way sub-par; sweeping mountains and one of the most stunning valleys in Italy comprise the ... Read Full Article