This a question posed by Jamie Saxe in an article on TravelResearchOnline-Smith. It caught my attention mainly because I’ve been promoting a Special 70th Anniversary WW II D-DAY Memorial Cruise sailing June 2014 and this question seemed timely. My Father was stationed in France during WW II. As a 4 year old child I remember him coming home on the train to Hammond, La. where we waited for him. When he got off the train he was singing “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day. I’ve got a beautiful feeling, everything’s going my way!” Funny the little things one remembers when a child. Later, after Mom and Dad had both passed on, I found a postcard of The Arc de Triomphe from Paris that he had written to my Mom. It was written in Oct 1941 when I was 3 months old. The surprising thing was the date it was stamped as mailed by postal service—Nov 1944. Who knows where that card had been taken to before the Army sent it on home. When I was in Paris for a River Cruise on the Seine, I had my picture taken in front of the Arc. If those stones could only talk.
Amber light casts its netand foliage begins to morph into striking shades of red and orange. There is something very magical about experiencing the beauty of Europe during the fall. Maybe it’s because the air is refreshingly crisp after months of warm weather. Maybe it’s because the crowds of summer tourists have left and locals begin to prepare for the holidays ahead. Or maybe it’s because the stunning colors and smells of the season seem to amplify the radiance of everything around you.
Whatever it is, Europe’s grand capitals and historic landmarks are even more breathtaking during this time of year. And seeing cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest transform into an autumn paradise is that much better aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise.
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