Last September, I set off for the amazing city of lights again, this time to attend the wedding of a very close friend. My previous visit to Paris was in 2015, which included all the big tourist spots over a long weekend. Having already visited the Eiffel Tower, relaxed on a Seine boat cruise, spent hours in the Louvre, and enjoyed Versailles, this time I had a full week and was determined to truly explore Paris and immerse myself deeper into French culture. Here are a few pro tips for a weeklong visit to Paris...Read More
Sharing a meal is a small celebration of culture, togetherness, and an indulgence of the senses. The Italians invented apertivos, pre-meal beverages intended to whet the appetite, and digestivos, an alcoholic beverage to aid digestion aptly served before and after meals. The French are well-known for their bevy of Michelin stars, but the Italians are known for their passion for food in every home.Read More
Basking in the sun by the beautiful glittering waters of the Mediterranean and cavorting through cobblestone streets lined with blue and white houses is only the beginning of a dream vacation in Greece. The best way to experience all the isles have to offer, without the high season crowds of summer, is to grab some friends and visit in springtime. My girlfriends and I chose the month of April, and it was the perfect setting for our escape. Traveling through Greece during the shoulder season has limited choices for hotels and restaurants, but it's worth steering clear of the tourists who come ashore in droves each summer.Read More
On February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon, was named a national park by the National Park Services. That means this year, we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s most wondrous natural phenomenon!
There’s no better time to experience the Grand Canyon than this centennial year as the park will feature activities, excursions, lectures, and more in honor of its milestone birthday. It is truly a mighty place to encounter and planning a visit can be daunting due to the overall size of the park, limited hotel space, and the many options available to explore it from all different perspectives. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience this iconic wonder that are more immersive than simply peering over the edge to behold the beauty of the canyon.Read More