Inspired by…Musée du Louvre in Paris

If I had to recommend just one museum to visit while exploring Paris, it would be le Louvre. From French to Italian paintings, Egyptian artifacts to Roman and Greek sculptures, everyone can find something to their liking during a morning or afternoon visit to this enormous museum. Spending a week in Paris was the perfect…

Inspired by…Springtime in Amsterdam

I never thought I would have visited Amsterdam as soon as I did last May. Now, after spending a weekend there I would love to go back and see the things I didn’t have time to do, and also explore more of the Netherlands. Today, I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite things…

Be My Valentine…in Paris

I never take it for granted whenever I get the chance to go to Paris for a long weekend. A certain feeling of happiness like I’m a little kid always comes into my mind when I know my next trip to Paris is coming up. No visit is ever the same and I always discover…

Be My Valentine…in Venice, Italy

Two words to describe Venice, Italy: Absolutely Magical! From the impressive architecture and winding cobblestone streets to the mystery and wonder of being transported by boat along the blue lagoon. The trip to Venice was a surprise present from my love last year and I wasn’t disappointed when we arrived and started our romantic long…

Inspired by…the Places I’ve Discovered

Well, we’ve started the second month of 2017 and just starting the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster. How do you feel? Happy with a new, fresh start? Still holding on and tackling your New Year’s Resolutions? I’m happy to start February for many reasons, but the best are because it’s one…

Inspired by…End of the year Photo Challenge: Resilient

Just a couple days ago, I discovered a part of history that was unknown to me in Saint Malo, France. I have ventured to this seaside town many times since moving to France almost two and a half years ago, but I had never seen the historical Tour Solidor, or the Solidor Tower. It has…

Inspired by…A French Thanksgiving by the Seaside

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a few reasons: from spending time with family and friends, to preparing and eating delicious food, to sharing the moment and stories together all around the table, and also because there are no presents are involved, leaving the focus on your favorite people and delicious food. I’ve…

Inspired by…Thoughts on Turning 30 & Paris Celebrations

It’s been exactly 13 days since I turned 30. As they say, I feel like things keep getting better and better with age, just like a fine wine (I love this reference!). Throughout my 20s, I learned and accomplished many things in various realms – education, travel, life lessons, goals, etc. Now that I’m 30,…

Inspired by…Venturing to New Lands

Have you ever noticed and wondered why the people you know who travel always come back from recent adventures with a different sort of air around them? As if they’ve brought a piece of something back with them, something new, no matter where they’ve gone – near or far? This is exactly what traveling does…

Inspired by…Iguazu Falls, Argentina!

The first time actually being “in awe” of something was when I ventured all the way up from Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls – a must for anyone! I went with a new friend from the school we were both enrolled in during our study away program. Since it was my first trip outside of…