Equipping myself for travel goes well beyond packing. The prelude to visiting France and the World War II D-Day landing beaches was a four-hour college professor’s seminar followed by 500 pages of Winston Churchill’s history.
This long walk through a world capital transitions the body to a time zone 6 hours removed from the Eastern U.S.A.
During dinner the Avalon Tapestry II sails into the night on the serpentine Seine, leaving the tightly-packed city of 2.2 million.
The next two days initiate immersion into the art, history, and culture of the Normandy region.