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...]

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...]

The Bobo Palate: Context Travel Paris Food Tour

I explained all the background of how it took me two years to finally get myself signed up to do some Context Travel tours in the post I did earlier this week about my first tour, Baguette to Bistro.  I spent the morning with the incomparable Meg Zimbeck, the tour docent, as well as founder, editor and contributor to one of my favorite food blogs, Paris by Mouth.  The tour was fabulous and after … [Read more...]

Baguette to Bistro: Context Travel Paris Food Tour

Shortly after the Parisian Bloggers Meet-up in October of 2009, where I met Lily of Context Travel, Mr. Misadventures and I read a little blurp in Business Week (followed by an article in Condé Nast Traveler) about the concept of context travel and remarked that finally this was the way to do a "tour."  Not those obnoxious things with thirty people getting on a bus, stopping at a monument and … [Read more...]