Versailles: In Which the Crushing Crowds Finally Break My Spirit

I have visited Versailles a couple times before – once in late September; another time in November. And while both times were quite busy (the September visit especially so), I had never quite experienced the true Versailles crush until my visit last April. Or, if I had experienced the crush, it hadn’t bothered me quite so … More Versailles: In Which the Crushing Crowds Finally Break My Spirit

Paris: 20 Parting Observations from the Most Wonderful of Cities

I’ve been to Paris a bunch of times, so you might think I’m somewhat over it by this point. However, a quick glance at my iPhone’s Camera Roll would suggest otherwise. For example, when I was there for two weeks last April and May, I took over 800 photos. So, clearly, this city holds no more interest … More Paris: 20 Parting Observations from the Most Wonderful of Cities

Paris: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in the City’s Patisseries

While there are plenty of savory dishes to enjoy while in Paris – steak frites, anyone? – for me, Paris will always be about the sweets. From macarons to mille-feuille, sugary confections are everywhere in the City of Lights. And, since Paris is an eminently walkable city, you always have this excuse in your back … More Paris: Indulging My Sweet Tooth in the City’s Patisseries