5 12, 2015

FRANCE: Laduree Macarons

2018-08-27T01:30:21+00:00December 5th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Laduree Macarons Sure, you can get a real French macaron all over the place in France. But, there's something extra special about Laduree macarons. Maybe the fashionable Parisian matrons sipping tea and delightful French families with their well-dressed (and even better behaved) children or the mind blowing coffee have something to do with it.  If you've never had [...]

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2018-08-27T04:29:14+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. Even though I (am embarrassed to say I) have yet to visit the Louvre, I have visited France (even the Eiffel Tower) like a local. I'm sharing my favorite tips on visiting France here—in my usual alphabetical [...]

3 02, 2015

FRANCE: Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus

2018-08-27T04:32:08+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

 Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus It's a rare occasion that I surrender to any tour that is not preceded by the word "Food." However, I make a wholehearted exception to both the Bateaux Mouches and the double decker bus tours of Paris. Seeing Paris by boat or bus gives you a fabulous overview of the city, so you can get do a much [...]

6 01, 2015

FRANCE: Climbing the Arc de Triomphe

2018-08-24T06:50:14+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climbing the Arc de Triomphe While I'm one to favor the less beaten path, I would be remiss if I didn't urge you to see the Arc de Triomphe while in Paris. Even better — CLIMBING the Arc de Triomphe! You mustn't simply gaze at it from afar. Or stroll around the base. You really must climb to [...]

28 11, 2014

FRANCE: Don’t Just Take a Pic of the Eiffel Tower!

2018-08-28T05:04:43+00:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Get to Know the Eiffel Tower Anyone who simply walks, floats or busses by the Eiffel Tower, snapping a few pics along the way, has missed the essence of her soul. Take your time. Get to know her. Check her out from every possible exterior angle—from afar and close up. You'll get some outstanding views of [...]

9 12, 2010

GERMANY: The Beauty of Munich at Christmas Time

2018-10-23T22:57:14+00:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |2 Comments

Munich at Christmas Time is Bucket List Worthy  I had four compelling reasons to wander to Munich at Christmas last year: To feed my starvation for seasons with a feast of snow To place a check by “Munich’s Christkindlmarkts” in my 1,000 Places to See Before You Die book To travel back in time to a [...]

3 08, 2008

IRELAND: A Wet & Wonderful Ireland Family Vacation

2018-09-25T18:28:40+00:00August 3rd, 2008|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: |0 Comments

Plan on Getting Wet on Your Ireland Family Vacation! Having a pre-teen championship Irish dancer for a daughter, a teenage son enamored by all things British, and a mom who was wildly curious about the Emerald Isle, an Ireland family vacation was clearly in order. Ireland graced us...it was visually stimulating, bursting with history, and filled with warm and [...]

17 09, 2006

POLAND: Tips for Visiting Poland

2018-09-25T18:12:03+00:00September 17th, 2006|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: |0 Comments

Tips for Visiting Poland In Search of Family This blog with tips for visiting Poland is dedicated to my father, who invited me to join him on an emotional journey to explore his heritage and find his family. This was definitely one of the most emotional of my wanders. Gdansk Malbork Castle + Torun Chelmno Torun [...]

31 08, 2006

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips

2018-09-06T05:31:31+00:00August 31st, 2006|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: , |0 Comments

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips Friends Are The Family You Choose Corsica is to France what Sicily is to Italy. Nothing like mainland France, this tiny rugged island has a huge feisty spirit and sits at the top of my list of wanders. It's definitely a place to completely disconnect and experience life as it used to be [...]

6 04, 2005

CYPRUS: A Cyprus Travel Guide

2018-09-06T05:59:07+00:00April 6th, 2005|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: |2 Comments

A Comprehensive Cyprus Travel Guide Although this journey happened several years ago, the ancient sights on the island of Cyprus have held their own against countless invaders over thousands of years and won't be going anywhere any time soon. I hope my Cyprus Travel Guide helps you have as amazing a wander as I had. This is the very first [...]