Traveler Tuesday – Noni of Noni May

I met Noni of Noni May in a Facebook group for travelers, like minds coming together to support and help each other in the travel blogging space.  Noni is a digital nomad who has a lot of great free and paid content on her website, definitely check it out. But first, let’s meet Noni! When and how did you become a traveler? I've always traveled a lot in Europe, with the thought that … [Read more...]

French Friday – French Fantasy Christmas List

It's been a très long time since I've written a French Friday post, but my week in Paris for Thanksgiving has me a little inspired, I have a few francophile posts up my sleeve and soon on their way to the blog. I thought it would be fun to do a French Friday Christmas list. I don't buy any Christmas presents for anyone. We reached the age in my family where we really don't need more "stuff" and … [Read more...]

Paris Profiles – 10th Arrondissement with Daisy

I am having so much fun with my San Francisco Profiles series (and there are more of them to come!) that I decided to create a slightly different version for Paris. With the help of some my very favorite (and all incredibly talented and beautiful) friends in Paris, I will be exploring the various arrondissements of Paris, the little neighborhoods my friends live in and explore every day. First … [Read more...]

Giverny for the Day – Context Travel Tour

While visiting the Orsay on our first night in Paris we paid special attention to all things Monet as we knew we were heading to Giverny a few days later on another Context Travel tour.  Giverny is a little town 45 minutes by train from Paris and the former home of the painter Claude Monet. We met our docent, Marie at the train station (Gare St-Lazare) along with another couple visiting from … [Read more...]

Paris in HDR

After two days of non-stop activities including an evening tour at the Orsay, a baguette class at La Cuisine Paris, a treasure hunt in the Louvre which was followed by another adventure with Kasia's Mom at the Fragonard perfume museum and drinks at Verjus with Lindsey, Daisy and Kasia (plus her mom and hubby) our third day in Paris was devoted to just taking in Paris with no agenda. We were … [Read more...]

My afternoon at the Louvre with THATLou

After a wonderful cooking class at La Cuisine Paris where I learned to make baguettes, I headed over to the Louvre to meet my girlfriend Kasia of Love in the City of Lights and new friend Daisy De Plume.  I was excited to meet Daisy in person and experience her creation, THATLou.  I introduced you to Daisy when she participated in my Passion for Paris series as well as sharing THATLou in a French … [Read more...]

Musee d’Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century – Context Travel Paris Tour

Usually the day when Mr. Misadventures and I arrive in Paris we arrive at our hotel, shower, go out for a meal and end up in bed at around 5/6 pm.  We are beat from our flight, but in reality we are wasting precious hours.  For our trip this past June, we had a traveling companion, a friend of Mr. Misadventures, so we wanted to make sure that he got to enjoy every single hour of Paris while we … [Read more...]

French Friday – Paris in the Beginning

Last week I [begrudgingly] returned from Paris after spending five wonderful days in my favorite city in the world.  It was a really great trip.  The perfect blend of seeing friends, participating in planned activities and spontaneous wandering around. It reminded me of my early days in discovering the Paris, the beginnings.  I first visited in 1989 with my family.  We were there for the 200th … [Read more...]

Disneyland Paris for Adults

Visiting an amusement park without children instills a sense of wickedness.  It's like you are doing something that you aren't supposed to.  Enjoying something completely and freely the way you want to as opposed to the whims of those four feet and under.  That got me thinking about how I'd do Disneyland Paris from a DINK perspective, or at the very least, an adult-only trip. I thought it might be … [Read more...]

French Friday – Explore glamorous Cannes on a day trip from Nice

Is there any place on Earth that screams glamour more than the city of Cannes on the French Riviera? With its luxury shops, palatial hotels and gourmet restaurants, not to mention golden beaches filled with bikini-clad sunbathers, playboys cruising about in luxury cars and of course the annual film festival, the place is something of a magnet for the rich and famous. But you don't need to … [Read more...]