Our hearts are all breaking due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions. Those of us who love to cross the Atlantic and take in the beauty of the European Summer are doing our best to live vicariously through memories, photographs and videos.
We did find a way to get a taste of European summer weather, along with some old-world charm. We've been exploring the Great Lakes, which form the boundary-waters between the USA and Canada. There are now five cruise lines plying these lovely freshwater seas, each with their own character and charm. More importantly, there are many European settlements along these lakes that take you back in time. Most notably, of course, is Quebec City, which is arguably the most European city in North America.
So, if you can't make it to Europe this summer, at least you can be transported by a Great Lakes cruise. We hope the experience is a memorable one.