April 12, 2021 | Rome, Italy
Let’s Get Lost 2019-06-23T20:12:47+02:00

Let’s Get Lost

Honoring the dead

By | February 24th, 2020|

For such a beautiful and fertile region, Champagne has seen its share of bloodshed. Germans pushed the French and allies back to the Marne and chased them through Belleau Wood [...]


By | January 31st, 2020|

In the rural French village of Les Chères, about 20 minutes outside of Lyon, lives a very nice and hospitable woman named Maryse. She resides with her college-aged daughter Marie [...]

Behind closed doors

By | December 24th, 2019|

It had been three years since I last visited my great-uncle and his wife at their B&B in the Champagne region of France. I knew from Bill’s daughter that he [...]

The humbled guide

By | November 23rd, 2019|

As sure as April showers bring May flowers, spend enough time traveling in Europe and someone’s going to pick your pockets. Take it from me. Or maybe I should rephrase [...]

Ah, Paris, so typical

By | October 20th, 2019|

The first time my travel companion had French fries in Paris, she looked at me wide-eyed and exclaimed, “These are the best French fries I have ever eaten!” “Ya think?” [...]

Bob Dylan wants a drink

By | September 21st, 2019|

The following is a "Crouch End Fantasy" based on a true story as told to me by the bartender at Banner’s Restaurant in North London. • Bob Dylan wants a [...]

Once atop the Pompidou

By | August 25th, 2019|

We met Kevin and his partner Scott in the vast public plaza outside the Centre Pompidou. It was a crisp October day. The sky was blue. We all wore scarves [...]

Europe, U.S.A

By | July 24th, 2019|

If you can't get to Europe, go to Georgia. Or North Carolina. Or Texas. There you'll find towns — small and smaller, some no more than a bend in the [...]

The kettle to Provence

By | June 23rd, 2019|

Funny how everyday household items can become totemic, suddenly taking on new meaning well beyond their original utilitarian design. So it is with my electric kettle. A Christmas gift from a [...]

By night in France

By | May 26th, 2019|

A year ago in France I drove all night from Saintes to Lascaux, through sleeping villages with lit-up statutes of pilgrims, past castles with internal waterfalls, and through enchanted forests [...]

My dump in Paris

By | March 16th, 2019|

Columnist Jeff Schweers couldn't wait to get to the quaint French capital, until he did and charm took an unexpected form.

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Jeff Schweers

Jeff Schweers, Author

Jeff Schweers is an award-winning political and investigative journalist based in Tallahassee, Florida. A New York transplant, he has a passion for food, culture and travel, which he covers in a blog also titled Let’s Get Lost.