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Versailles day trip from Paris
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Hench Oct 18, 2007.

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A quote from the book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World."

A quote from the book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World.""It turned out that she (Elizabeth Bisland) loved to travel. Travel she had discovered, was a delightful means of gratifying the intelligent curiosity that Dr. Johnson had called the root of all wisdom and culture. "I go to bed exhaustedly happy," she wrote in her notebook, "and wake up expectantly smiling."Sounds like the feeling Eleanor and I have experienced while on an Untour to some…See More
Apr 1
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Monetary memory of our first trip to London, England

In July 1973 Eleanor and I took our first trip to Europe.  It was called the Free Lance Tour.  Included were several days in four cities : London, Vienna, Rome and Paris.  In each city you were on your own except for a 1/2 day optional bus tour with glimpses of the major sites.  We tried the 1/2 tour once, only to realize that it was a waste of time.  The rest of the trip we spent pretty much on our own deciding where to go and when.  One of the memories that sticks out in my mind had to do…See More
Mar 31
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View from our apartment on rue Marie Stuart, 2008

March 16 2016. The website Bonjourparis.com has chosen one of my photos to include on the homepage. It is among several photos in a slideshow that recycles on the homepage. The photo "View from our apartment on rue Marie Stuart" was taken on our…
Mar 16
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Fairy Tale - A True Story

Fairy Tale - A True Story  (April 22, 2004) This really happened. It seemed like a fairy tale. But it is a true story. It was during our Swiss Heartland Untour in 2004. We had decided to spend the day in Brienz. It was a beautiful sunny day. The lady in the Tourist Information Office suggested that we take a walk in the older section of town. The streets were empty. We had the scenery all to ourselves. At the corner of Krummgasse and Oberdorfstrasse, the voices of a ladies choir were drifting…See More
Dec 1, 2015
Nanette Dall commented on Bill Kover's blog post Remembering Switzerland.
"Thank you for this glimpse into your trip.  "
Sep 20, 2015
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Untourist's fortune cookie DSC_8644

I actually got this fortune at a Chinese Restaurant years ago. Since then, we have made trips to Paris, Switzerland, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, and Quebec, and across country trip to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons,
Aug 31, 2015
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""I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson"
Aug 20, 2015

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What is your favorite place in Europe so far?
Paris, France and Swiss Heartland
Where would you most like to go next?
Tuscany
Tell us about one of your favorite places to stay on an Untour. Do you have a favorite host? Apartment? Village?
Chalet Berit in Sachseln, Switzerland. Berit and Albert Greutert are more than Untour hosts. They are probably the nicest people we have ever met.
Do you have any special interests or hobbies that you follow when you travel?
Photography
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I told a lady in Meiringen "Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch" (I only speak a little German), which of course resulted in a 10 minute conversation about the weather and Locarno (I think!).
Which Untours have you already done?
Swiss Heartland 2002, 2004
Paris 2008, 2010
What advice would you give others considering an Untour?
Try it! You'll like it!
What is your favorite Untour? (so far)
Swiss Heartland

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A quote from the book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World."

A quote from the book "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History Making Race Around the World."



"It turned out that she (Elizabeth Bisland) loved to travel. Travel she had discovered, was a delightful means of gratifying the intelligent curiosity that Dr. Johnson had called the root of all wisdom and culture. "I go to bed exhaustedly happy," she wrote in her notebook, "and wake up expectantly smiling."

Sounds like…

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Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:04am

Monetary memory of our first trip to London, England

In July 1973 Eleanor and I took our first trip to Europe.  It was called the Free Lance Tour.  Included were several days in four cities : London, Vienna, Rome and Paris.  In each city you were on your own except for a 1/2 day optional bus tour with glimpses of the major sites.  We tried the 1/2 tour once, only to realize that it was a waste of time.  The rest of the trip we spent pretty much on our own deciding where to go and when.  One of the memories that sticks out in my…

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Posted on March 30, 2016 at 6:29pm

Fairy Tale - A True Story

Fairy Tale - A True Story  (April 22, 2004)



This really happened. It seemed like a fairy tale. But it is a true story. It was during our Swiss Heartland Untour in 2004. We had decided to spend the day in Brienz. It was a beautiful sunny day. The lady in the Tourist Information Office suggested that we take a walk in the older section of town. The streets were empty. We had the scenery all to ourselves. At the corner of Krummgasse and Oberdorfstrasse, the voices of a ladies choir…

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Posted on December 1, 2015 at 7:00am

Cultures from opposite sides of the world meet in Bourton-On-The-Water

It is special moments like this that make travel truly enjoyable and memorable.  I posted this several years ago.  But it is worthwhile posting again in view of the fact that Untours is now offering trips to the British Isles.

"While driving through the Cotswolds in England in 1997, we came across two young Japanese girls in Burford who were at the Tourist Information Office trying to get a bus to Bourton-On-The-Water. There were…

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Posted on August 17, 2015 at 4:33pm

Remembering Switzerland.

Remembering Switzerland

Posted on June 6, 2015 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (61 comments)

At 7:18pm on June 20, 2007, Marilee Taussig said…
Hey! Yay!!! I should have known....one of the first to hop on board is Bill (and Eleanor? or should she have her own page?)
At 1:09pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
Hi Bill and Eleanor,

Isn't this great?
At 3:56pm on June 22, 2007, Vance Roy said…
One of the best Idyll ideas in a long time.
At 8:05pm on June 22, 2007, Robert W. Miller said…
I'd be delighted to be your firend, but when I try to click on the incoming message, nothing happens. I'm puzzled and frustrated.

Bob
At 5:00pm on June 23, 2007, Pete and Maggie Haggart said…
Just visited your page Bill and really like your photographs of people and places.

Pete
At 10:30am on June 25, 2007, JimS said…
Bill,
The camera is a Canon XTi with a 100-400mm zoom lens. That's my "bird" lens.
At 3:45pm on July 18, 2007, Cathrin Baumbach said…
Bill, with all this family history you should probably put a Prague/Budapest/Vienna Untour on your list. You now know who to talk to.
It was a great pleasure to meet you in person!
At 2:28pm on July 20, 2007, Joan and Bruce said…
Hi Bill: Go to Edit Your Page Theme. You can experiment with the themes, and choose your own colors.
At 7:23pm on July 21, 2007, Mary Lou Grier said…
That's my Grandson, Bill. He graduates from boot
camp next Friday, July 27th, his 18th birthday is
July 28th, and on July 30th he will begin tech school
at both Lackland and Camp Bullis, for several
months. The Guard wants him to get a college
degree, so he will probably start in the Jan. 2008
semester. What is truly interesting about my
grandson, Jon, is that my son and his wife just
adopted him 1 1/2 years ago when he was 16! He
had been in foster homes since the age of 5, so this
is truly a mission of love for them. He is very smart, a real computer whiz.

My son, Jim, flies a challenger jet for FlexJet, a
time-share company, so he is gone a lot and my
daughter-in-law has almost the full load and
stress of suddenly raising a 16-year-old!
At 11:08am on July 22, 2007, Pauline said…
Bill,
The umbrella is a gift from the Times to new subscribers. It was a timely regifting from a friend who subscribed.

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