My wife Patty wasn’t keen on the idea. In fact, she thought it was downright crazy.
You see, I’d asked Patty what she’d like for her birthday, and she surprised me with: “I’d like to take a boat trip on a French canal.”
It was a milestone birthday, so something special was in order. I looked into a weeklong cruise on 100-foot converted barge, meandering along a French canal. The craft had air-conditioned accommodations, a chef, and staff to cater to our every whim. Perfect! Until I saw the price. One deluxe week would drain several years’ worth of vacation budget. Here’s my article from International Living Magazine on cruising French Canals.