Visiting Nice

When we stepped off the plane onto the tarmac at the Nice Côte D’Azure airport it was a gorgeous day. And it remained that way for our 4 day trip to the French Riviera. We booked the trip hoping for a relaxed vacation, less audioguides and more wine. We got our wish, the trip was…

2016 in Review

2016 has been an amazing year of travel, wedding planning and living in the U.K. for us. We were fortunate to add many countries and cities to our list. January We kicked off the new year in Paris, on a trip with Lucas’s parents, and coincidentally found ourselves in the city at the same time as friends…

The Ultimate in Opulance

  Gold leaf walls. A private opera. The famed hall of mirrors. Dozens and dozens of servants. I’d read about the Palace of Versailles, home to the Sun King as well as Marie Antionette, but seeing it in person was incredible. The palace is massive and really merits an entire day of sight seeing, along with…

Alternative Art Museums in Paris

Alternate title: Paris museums I hadn’t heard of before visiting.  I like seeing the classics as much as anyone, but after a while, when the impressionists start to look the same and I’ve seen more paintings of the Madonna and child than I can count, something different is in order. After our trip up the…

An Evening at the Louvre

This is part of my series of posts about our New Years trip to Paris. You can check out our trip to Notre Dame here!      Since we purchased the Paris museum pass, we knew to make the most of it, we’d have to visit quite a few places. The obvious first choice was the Lourve,…