Bordeaux

Just a few hours southwest of Paris is the lovely wine region of Bordeaux and probably my favorite destination on this trip. I enjoy drinking wine but would never say I have a refined palette or know a ton about wine. But one tour through Margaux and I felt like a master sommelier. It seems…

Oops…I Ended up in Paris Again

I have been to Paris a few times since my first time in 2001 when I was 17. Every time I go I have a totally different experience because I am a different age and with different people.  Reid and I did SO much in just a few days and my feet were definitely yelling…

Paris for the Weekend

When you have a friend that lives in Lugano and they ask if you want to meet in Paris for the weekend, the answer is always yes! This was going to be my fourth trip to Paris but the first for my friend. We basically had one day to try and experience the best of…

Bonjour Paris

Sometimes part of the fun of traveling is the journey in between places. I took the bus from London to Paris and we crossed the English Channel by ferry. It was an absolutely beautiful day and the perfect opportunity for a mini photo shoot and a nice break from sitting on the bus for 9…

Don’t cry for me Argentina

Most people have seen the movie Evita or at least heard of Eva Peron, but not many realize that this woman that accomplished so much was only 33 when she died. La Recoleta Cemetery is considered one of the world’s best cemeteries and is the final resting place to many notable people including Eva Peron. The…

A weekend in Paris with my sister

My sister was working in Versailles and some of the surrounding gardens for the last 6 weeks. Our parents decided that since we were both in Europe, we needed to meet up for a weekend of sister time in Paris. My sister has been living the life of luxury in beautiful chateaus, while I have…

Working in Dubrovnik!

Due to Schengen visa requirements, I have been killing time in the non Schengen countries starting with Croatia. After my travel buddy left me for Spain, I decided to stay a few extra nights in Dubrovnik. I switched from a hostel in Old Town to a hostel just outside of town called Hostel Dubrovnik Sunset….

The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain

Just because I am “working” in Rome does not mean that I will miss out on the sites! I got to spend the day with a friend I met in Paris and explore some parts of Rome. We went to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with a two hour lunch in the middle. Apparently, there was…

My day in Beauvais

My ticket to Rome was booked on Ryanair out of Beauvais. This is about 1.5 hours outside of Paris and I didn’t want to deal with getting to the airport in the morning. So, I booked a room on Airbnb and took myself on a little date in Beauvais. Sadly, this meant I had to…

Versailles

In 2001 my parents took me to Versailles and I recall enjoying the gardens and thinking the palace was absolutely massive. 13 years later, I returned and had a new perspective and new appreciation of what the place was actually about. I found that I was able to appreciate the art and the history quite…