A Day Trip from Nice – Exploring Colorful Menton, France

The train from Nice into neighboring Italy speeds through Menton and I notice huge lemons trees and a postcard-perfect Old Town stretching toward the sea. So, after quite a few trips speeding right through Menton en route to Italy, one cold winter day I decide to make Menton my final destination and am pleasantly surprised. […]

European Airline Customer Service – a Chicken vs Egg Thing?

This is a tale of three airlines with three different airline customer service nightmares: delays, cancellations, and missed connections. One occurred in the US while the other two happened in Europe. Looking back on each situation it makes me wonder which came first – horrible European airline customer service or extremely low expectations by European […]