Whether traveling with family or alone, there’s always a tale to tell


St. Sulpice Cathedrale, Paris

  Herding kids through Paris wasn’t easy. Because there is just so much to see when you’re only four feet high. They’d step into a street to watch a leaf floating in a puddle, oblivious to the bus lumbering towards them. They’d dance, run or wrestle on the sidewalks, bumping into bystanders.  They’d see something […]

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Black and white Eiffel Tower

While I was interested in seeing the Eiffel Tower, I wasn’t obsessed with it, like I was with seeing the Colosseum in Rome. However in Rome, the anticipation was so great that when I did finally  walk within the stadium, I was disappointed. The real thing couldn’t live up to the hype I’d created in […]

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View of Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Square

  She towered in front of us, an intricate shadow against a blindingly bright morning sky. A touristy grin spread from ear to ear, and I squealed to the kids “Look! Look! It’s the Eiffel Tower!” We were standing on the terrace in front of the Palais Chaillot, which not only looks over the Jardins […]

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While researching our trip to Paris, the theme I saw time and again, was that Paris was family-friendly because of its numerous parks. There are small ones where you’d least expect them (next to Notre Dame).  Or parks with fountains, tennis courts, cafes, and breathtakingly beautiful ones — like  Luxembourg Gardens. Luxembourg Gardens is an […]

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My favorite meal on a trip is usually a mix of mouth-watering flavor and ideal atmosphere. While visiting Vancouver Island, it was eating fresh Halibut on the patio of a restaurant at sunset while watching planes land on the inlet. In Tuscany we devoured homemade pie made  from local berries  in a quaint trattoria. But […]

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