Europe Favorites

To close out my section about my European adventures, I wanted to share and highlight some of my favorite stories/ moments.  Some you may have already read, but some will be new.  In no particular order, here they are! When we first arrived in London, the back door of our AirBnB apartment wouldn't lock.  We … Continue reading Europe Favorites


Let Them Eat Cake

No trip to Paris would be complete without a trip to Marie Antoinette's beautiful palatial home, Versailles. Getting to Versailles should be a relatively simple endeavor from Paris, however, due to some Metro closures, we had to take some roundabout ways to get there.  Thankfully, we met a very kind Metro worker who helped map … Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake

Bastille Day

Though completely unintentional, our stay in Paris overlapped with Bastille Day.  Naturally, once we found this out, we were excited to be in Paris and join in any festivities that might be happening.  The thing that most excited us was fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.  We researched and scoped out the best (and safest) place … Continue reading Bastille Day

Bonjour, Paris!

Paris!  The City of Light (and love!). I will admit, I had very low expectations for Paris.  My parents went to Paris in the late 1980s, and were disappointed in their stay, commenting that it was very dirty, smelly, and crowded.  More recently I have had friends visit, who also were disappointed with Paris, so … Continue reading Bonjour, Paris!