Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? was created by WYSU employees to inspire you, our supporters, to learn about and explore your world. From destinations close to home to far-flung corners of the earth, we'll provide answers to questions that you won't find in brochures (What's it like to travel in a group tour? Is a cruise the best way to experience Alaska? If I only have a day, what can I do on Lake Erie?) and we'll offer travel tips and suggestions on what to do once you've arrived. Though small, the staff at WYSU has been on many journeys over the last decade and we love sharing what we know to help you connect to the world in a new and exciting way. If you don’t have the travel bug yet, let us help you catch it!

A Little About Food and Ordering it in France

A little table waiting for diners in Cassis.

If you want to know exactly how to do something in a country where you do not speak the language, ask your guide. Of course, not everyone has a guide, but all of us traveling in the south of France right now with WYSU and Go Ahead Tours do have one . Here are some tips from the infamous JJ:

1. No one eats dinner in France before 7:30 or 8 pm. Restaurants are empty at 5 or 6. You did not pick a bad place, they are just not expecting you yet!

Fragrance, flowers and fountains in Nice

Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens

“Though the light is intense, it’s also soft and tender.” -- Henri Matisse, the artist, who made his home in Nice.

The fifth largest city in France, Nice can be intense. But it is spring, the light is NOT glaring here in the south of France. It is a combination of clouds and sun with no real humidity and enough cloud cover to prevent the sun from being too hot. So what I am saying is … it is just perfect. We are comfortable on Saturday – our full day in Nice -- from beginning to end.

Is it Nice? Yes, it is!


“Inspiration can hit you at any time.”