Global Travels with Monsieur North

Smiling American who’s fascinated with global travels. Follow my journey through the USA and beyond.

May 2015 Eurotrip: Scenic Bus Journey to Brussels

Victoria Coach Station, Here I Come!

Bus tickets? Check. Euro currency? Check. Hotel reservation papers? Check. Mobile phone and camera? Check. Excitement about traveling around Europe over the next week? Check! I had just finished all of my Spring Term … Continue

December 2014 Paris Trip: Trapped in Parc de Sceaux

Let’s Explore My Favorite Park

After leaving my favorite restaurant in Sceaux, Laura and I decide to explore the majestic park that I had told her about. This park had been one of my favorite spots in France to go … Continue

December 2014 Paris Trip: Megabus Ride to Paris

First International Bus Ride in Europe

Nearly 17 months! It had been nearly 17 months since I was last on French soil. My last trip to France before this trip had been in July 2013, and boy did I miss … Continue

An Unexpected Last Day in France

Morning Dash for the Airport

After enjoying the wonders of France for the past four weeks, the day finally came that wanderlust-stricken travelers such as myself secretly dread but eventually have to face, the day that I would be returning … Continue

Behind the Wheel Part 2: Over-the-Road

A Peaceful Start

Clutch….shift to fourth….clutch….shift to fifth….clutch….shift to sixth….. I slowly gained speed as I accelerated my 40 ton truck up the on-ramp and up to highway speeds. I finally reached 10th gear and merged onto the interstate as … Continue

Behind the Wheel Part 1: Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

It was early April 2013 and today was the day! For the past several days I had been studiously observing my trainer drive the truck and quenching my inquisitive thirst for knowledge by asking him any questions … Continue

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