Nice

Nice, Beloved

Nice, Beloved

My heart bleeds for you. 🙁 The Moment

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

We break down an $850 11-day tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy — its real costs, pros and cons — and discuss the questions you have to ask before signing up for any tour. * Yesterday, a friend asked me to take a look at a tour […]

The Moment

The Moment

There is that moment while traveling when you look upon a scene and suddenly comprehend why it’s been described as breathtaking, because literally you’ve sucked in a sharp breath and forgotten to exhale, transfixed by what you see. One of those moments for me occurred […]

France

France

Paris Love at First Sight: Paris  Where to Stay in Paris: Hotel Terminus Lyon  Where to Stay in Paris: Grand Hotel du Loiret  Visiting Paris? Here’s a quick look at entrance fees to the city’s most popular tourist spots.  The Louvre (notes)  The Notre Dame […]

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

7 countries in 18 days: A sample European itinerary

What do you do if you’ve got 18 days in Europe and want to see a little bit of everything? See a little bit of everything! 7 countries, 9 cities in 18 days. (Well, it’s actually 5 countries, 1 city-state, and 1 principality, but the […]

“Southern Living”

“Southern Living”

I thought I had stepped into a postcard when I emerged from a small alley in Nice into the Promenade des Anglais and was greeted by this incredible view. That song by Ingrid Michaelson immediately came to mind: “Oh, let’s get rich and buy our parents […]