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10 Fairytale Towns to Visit on the Alsace Wine Route

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I have always been a sucker for fairytale towns. When I first saw photos of the colorful town of Colmar, it immediately got added to our travel wish list. And I was thrilled to learn that Colmar is just one of many fairytale towns you can visit in the Alsace region. We spent several days touring the Alsace wine route …

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

10 Day London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

Julie England, France, Itinerary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom 6 Comments

A trip to London, Amsterdam, and Paris…sounds nice, right? With 10 days you have just enough time to visit these three cities, although it will be a bit of a whirlwind tour. There is a lot to see and do here, and our London Amsterdam Paris itinerary will help you manage your time so you can have the best experience …

Best things to do in Paris

Paris Bucket List: 45 Must-Have Experiences in Paris

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If you are planning a trip to Paris, how do you decide what to do? There are the places that people dream about visiting on their first visit to Paris, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but there are also neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try. This Paris bucket list contains 45 of the best experiences you …

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

10 Day Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

Julie Belgium, France, Itinerary, The Netherlands 6 Comments

On this Amsterdam Brussels Paris itinerary, visit three of Europe’s best cities. Start in Amsterdam, where you get to stroll along the canals and visit the world class Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Travel by train to Belgium where you will spend two days dining on chocolate, waffles, and beer and exploring the fairytale towns of Bruges and Ghent. And …

Best Views of Paris

Best Views of Paris: 15 Brilliant Spots to Try

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Paris is one of Europe’s loveliest cities. Without a doubt, a trip up the Eiffel Tower or a stroll down the Champs-Elysees tops the list of best experiences in the city, especially for first-timers. But getting a magical view over the city is also an unforgettable experience, and there are a lot of magical places to try. If you want …

London Paris Itinerary

10 Day London Paris Itinerary

Julie England, France, United Kingdom 7 Comments

A visit to London and Paris is a classic European trip. Climb the Eiffel Tower, stroll up the Champs-Elysees, visit the world-class museums of the Louvre and the British Museum, and even take a day trip to Stonehenge. With this London Paris itinerary, visit two of Europe’s grandest cities and make some lifelong memories. This London Paris Itinerary is Good …

3 days in Paris

3 Days in Paris: The Ultimate Paris Itinerary

Julie France, Itinerary 17 Comments

So, you’re planning a trip to Paris? Welcome to one of our favorite cities. With 3 days in Paris, you have enough time to take in the view from the Eiffel Tower, say hi to Mona Lisa in the Louvre, eat street food crepes, climb the Arc de Triomphe, explore several Parisian neighborhoods, and visit the amazing Palace of Versailles. …

Easter in Paris

Easter in Paris: How to Have the Best Experience

Julie France 8 Comments

Easter in Paris…sounds nice, doesn’t it? Spring flowers, warm temperatures, enjoying the view from the Eiffel Tower. Sure, that sounds nice, but it’s not always the reality. You could get cold weather, rain showers, and long queues to get into the most popular tourist destinations. I would love to tell you that Easter in Paris is a glorious experience, but …

French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

10 Day French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

Julie France, Itinerary 10 Comments

The south of France…the land of beautiful coastal cities, glitzy beaches, vineyards, lavender, and one of the world’s best cuisines.  This is where the rich and famous come to relax and party. It is a land of luxury, with yachts dotting the shorelines, fancy hotels in every city, and epic parties you read about in magazines. If you get your …

Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Photos

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery, located in Paris, France, is one of the best known and most visited cemeteries in the world. A visit here may sound like a macabre way to spend an afternoon, but a stroll among the tombstones and mausoleums can be fascinating. Entering the cemetery is almost like entering another world. The traffic and the rush of city …

Ten Fun Things to do in Paris with Kids

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Our trip to London and Paris was our kids’ very first experience in Europe. They were only 8 and 9 years old at the time, so we wanted to pick two cities that had recognizable landmarks, good food, and fun things to do with kids. During our four days in Paris we toured most of the major sites, ate lots …

Cycling Mont Ventoux France

Cycling Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence

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Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is featured in many Tour de France races, appearing every several years as one of the great climbs of the race. The history and the drama that has unfolded on this mountain is legendary. For cyclists, both amateur and professional, Mont Ventoux is a climb that makes the …

Exploring Vence

Vence, Our Favorite Town in the French Riviera

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Vence, a town that charmed us immediately, was also a town we weren’t planning on visiting during our trip to the French Riviera. Prior to the trip, Tim and I researched the best towns to visit, such as Nice (our home base for three days), Antibes, Cannes, Villefranche su Mer, Eze, Cap Ferrat, and St. Tropez. Tim and I visited …

Driving Monaco Grand Prix Course

Driving the Monaco Grand Prix Race Course

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The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula 1 Race held every year in Monaco. It is one of the most prestigious races in the world, the course winding through the narrow streets of Monaco. In the days leading up to the event, the streets of Monaco are transformed for the race. Barriers are set up, grandstands are erected, and sponsor …

Cannes Film Festival

Joining the Paparazzi during the Cannes Film Festival

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Our timing was amazing during our trip to the French Riviera. Tim and I randomly picked a week in May to spend in the French Riviera and Provence and we were lucky enough to be able see the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix course. Tim and I spent an afternoon in Cannes. The town was filled with …