Paris: In Celebration of Culinary Favorites, Old and New

When I plan a trip to Paris, I don’t start with sightseeing. Nope, food comes first: what new restaurants am I dying to try? What restaurants have I been wanting to check out for a while now but have never quite had time to visit on previous trips? And what old favorites do I need … More Paris: In Celebration of Culinary Favorites, Old and New

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

Giverny: A Dreamy Jaunt Through Monet’s Gardens

Travel can be unpredictable: sometimes destinations you’ve hyped in your mind let you down, and other times destinations you hadn’t previously given a second thought to make you completely fall in love. But there is a third, far smaller category of travel – those places that you know, without a doubt, you will undoubtedly be … More Giverny: A Dreamy Jaunt Through Monet’s Gardens