Chenonceau: The French Château of My Dreams

“OMG OMG OMG” “I can’t believe how beautiful this place is!” “Look at all these flowers.” “No, but, seriously, look how beautiful it is!” These are roughly the sentiments I had upon arriving at the glorious Château de Chenonceau. I had seen photos, of course, and had always wanted to visit…and luckily enough, the place really … More Chenonceau: The French Château of My Dreams

The Loire Valley: In Search of the Salamander King at Château de Chambord

I love a good castle, and I’ve been lucky enough to see lots of Europe’s great ones, from the Pena Palace in Portugal to Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany to Windsor Castle in England. Missing from my royal repertoire, however, were the iconic French chateaux of the Loire Valley, Chambord and Chenonceau. Last spring, I was lucky … More The Loire Valley: In Search of the Salamander King at Château de Chambord