Château de Chenonceau

France is known for its chateaux, and the country is dotted with them in every region.  That is one of the things that I love most about France, the romantic almost fairy tale like architecture. The Loire Valley has some particularly beautiful and noteworthy properties and one of my favorites is Château de Chenonceau. It […]

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Traveling Around Europe

A few years ago we went on a pretty aggressive road trip through France and Switzerland. We weren’t 100% comfortable with the train systems, thought it be too expensive and wanted the freedom of exploring the country at our pace.  So, we rented a car and had our GPS, paper maps and playlists planned, we […]

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Ghent

My goodness we love Belgium! We’ve visited this country 4 times in the past year, if you really think about it that’s quite excessive but the food and people are so great. So where did we visit for trip number 4? We visited Ghent and of course Brussels for a few days.  Ghent is a […]

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Packing Tips

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be gallivanting around Europe with just a backpack I would have thought you were nuts. I was the ultimate over packer, 20 outfits planned for a weekend trip and my carry on filled with shoes because my bag was overweight. I couldn’t imagine not bringing […]

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Brussels

I went to Brussels, Belgium for the first time in July 2018, since that first trip I have been back twice. Why? Why go back to the same city over and over again? Easy, waffles, frites and beer. Beer is the number one reason that we’ve visited this lovely city three times in one short […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a few more things that we love about Paris. It is the City of Love after all. When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre, we’ve been lucky enough to return a […]

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