Normandy is the most northwestern region in France and is most known for the D-Day Beaches. I felt compelled to walk in the footsteps of my father and thousands of other men, many who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the liberation of Europe. So, I had to go, and I wanted to be there for […]

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November 23, 2019

The Road to Normandy

Paris is sweet on the eye, sweet on the romance, and sweet on the palette. It is a sugar lovers dream, and the only problem you’ll have when it comes the delectable French desserts is which one to choose. To help you navigate that yummy last course, we’ve broken down the top 10 must try […]

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September 20, 2018

10 Sweet Treats To Eat While Visiting Paris

I remember when I went to London for the first time — I was so afraid I was going to miss something! I quickly realized that the city is too expansive and rich to “do” in a single visit.  London is the type of place that beckons you to return to explore and experience. The […]

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September 7, 2018

THE Best Neighborhoods In London

1. Landscape From the jagged cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way to the mysterious yet stunning Giant’s Causeway, the coastline of Ireland is one of the most magnificent coastal routes in the World.  And, wow — the charming villages and pastoral countryside are as welcoming as the delightful people of Ireland.  Plus, a ride around […]

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March 22, 2018

Top 3 Reasons To Visit Ireland

Day 1: Museums / Embarkation A visit to the Van Gogh Museum started our day, and it did not disappoint.  I have always been fascinated with Van Gogh’s use of color and simple designs, at least on some of his well known works of art. Our next stop was the incredible Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national […]

All Things Europe, Itineraries, River Cruises

February 1, 2018

Rollin’ Down A River

Guest post by Emily Matras Since Peter Mayle’s book, A Year in Provence, hit the shelves 28 years ago, a visit to the South of France suddenly shot to the top of everyone’s bucket list. And when the book was turned into the Russell Crowe starring-film A Good Year, the crowds in this wine region […]

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September 29, 2017

A Sun-Drenched, Splendid Two-Weeks In Provence

How do you make the BEST family memories?  On an adventurous family getaway that has everyone all smiles!  Try new things together, build unbreakable bonds, and show your children how incredible their whole wide world is. Explore some of our favorite family vacations that don’t require a theme park pass! 1.  An All Inclusive: Sun, […]

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July 6, 2017

You Only Have 18 Summers

Bonjour! I come to you today as a self-proclaimed “Francophile” — lover of all things French!  I’m in love with France — its architecture, people, culture, etc!  I think this admiration is partly due to my growing up in Louisiana, so rich in French heritage and influence.  Plus, after delving into family geneaology, I have […]

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May 17, 2017

Paris Is Always A Good Idea

Want to know the easiest and best way to travel in Europe — Trains! #1: Why Should I Take the Train?The European rail system is very reliable and an excellent method for experiencing Europe. Trains go from city center to city center, as well as to small, intimate villages.  Taking the train from the city […]

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July 10, 2016

How To Travel By Train In Europe

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