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Bordeaux,France,Travel,Wine

Social media is quicker than going to the library and using the Dewey Decimal System

Dear Jo + Social Media find the answers, when I get asked everything under the sun. As this Email shows, if it’s related to wine, I’m going to be asked.

When I’m asked, I’ll find an answer… somehow. Today, I’ve very busy and I don’t have time to spend on copious research for others who aren’t clients. Client deadlines are my most important priority, as you can imagine. Between client needs and running two businesses, grandchildren that I adore and care for whenever their mothers need help, independently writing for this blog, and beginning a book project for a client, I’m out straight.

So, when I got this Email, first I was stumped with a whole lot of, “Huh?” Then I realized that I’ve got a story called, “French Tour Company Options for Bordeaux and the South of France” on my blog. Having written that one story, the logical inference by an outsider is that I’d have the answer. Alas, my European travels have yet to take me to France.

Dear Jo,

My wife and I will be in Bordeaux next spring (late May) for two days – on a cruise.

Is it possible to get to Normandy for a day – is this too far of a drive?

What would the cost be?

Gene T.

Lead Pastor

Nazarene Church

I thought about going to the The Bordeaux Wine Experience people, the subjects of that wine blog about Bordeaux trips, but I decided a quick answer would come from Facebook. Many of my wine friends on Facebook have traveled the world, and have the perspective I was hoping would turn up. So, I put it out there, and within no time I received our answer with lots of options. Again:

Dear Jo: My wife and I will be in Bordeaux next spring (late May) for two days – on a cruise. Is it possible to get to Normandy for a day – is this too far of a drive? What would the cost be?

While social media may not be monetizing my friends and me, it surely is making us more visible. Here are the answers.

  • Dan Kleck Day’s drive from Bordeaux to Normandy…at least. The Loire Valley is the only thing in between…a whole nother vacation!
  • Howard Hewitt Have they checked trains? might be faster – and potentially cheaper!
  • Monique R Dubois I found just about all my travel questions answered as I planned our trip to Italy on TripAdvisor.
  • Nancy Weil Brown France is the size of Texas. Normandy is in the north, and Bordeaux is nearer the south. Maybe they could get to Lyon on the TGV???

I feel like I’m back in radio, and instead of people playing stump the DJ (with one of the DJs), it’s now stump the Wine Blogger. With the advent of Social Media, it’s going to be a lot harder to do; and, the answers are coming a lot quicker than going to the library and using the Dewey Decimal System. Link for Dewey Decimal provided for you young ‘uns.

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