Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Well, it finally happened. A strike — the current French rail one — has finally managed to disrupt my carefully laid travel plans. My family and I are scheduled to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva on the 29th but that is looking like a no-go at the moment.

24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris

24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Spending spring in Paris? Here are some of the most beautiful — and some “hidden” — places to spot cherry blossoms in Paris.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

I think every traveler has that moment in the beginning. A sight or sound or smell triggers a visceral feeling of surreality as you realize: “Oh my God, I’m actually here.”

The Stranger

The Stranger

♥ I only had 3 things in my “bucket list” on my last trip to Europe: (1) talk to locals, (2) talk to fellow travelers, and (3) buy a book from a bouquiniste. ♥ . . In Paris, near the Cathedral of Notre Dame, you…

How I Got A “Free” Side Trip to Paris

How I Got A “Free” Side Trip to Paris

♥ ♥ If you’re a frequent traveler, you might already know this Paris layover scheduling trick. If not, read on. ♥ ♥ Last February I went on a 10-day trip to Italy and stayed there practically the entire time. I was lucky to have gotten…

Just Dance

Just Dance

♥ ♥ Dance like no one’s watching, they say. But of course that’s kind of difficult if you’re in front of one of the most famous churches in the world, in the middle of one of the most visited cities of the world, and you…