Cinematic Savannah, GA

Cinematic Savannah, GA

Title Image: Forsyth Park, Savannah Stop #2 on our road trip: after Charleston came Savannah, an easy few hours along scenic Low Country back roads. Quick: What do Juliette Gordon Low, Johnny Mercer and Paula Deen all have in common? Answer: They’re all from Savannah....
Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Title Photo: The Battery – Charleston, South Carolina My friend, Delia, came all the way from Bucharest, Romania to attend the Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel symposium, which I hosted at Duke University on February 10. (More on that event in a later...
Going to Geneva, Switzerland

Going to Geneva, Switzerland

Title Photo: Lake Neuchâtel – viewed from the train going from Basel to Geneva Basel to Geneva, by way of Biel in the mountains, is an extremely pleasant two-and-a-half-hour train ride. Swiss trains are a dream. The schedule is precise, and the ride is smooth as silk....
Mulhouse, France at a Glance

Mulhouse, France at a Glance

Mulhouse (pronounced: moolooze) is near the top of the map in France, a bit north and west of Basel. It is in the historic province of Alsace. Since I was hanging around Basel for a few days, I decided it would be a good idea to do a day-trip to Mulhouse, France,...