Teen Travel: Doing the Emu at the Eiffel Tower

eiffel tower scene

I had great expectations for my Contiki trip to London and Paris in June.  While finishing my senior year of high school and waiting for months for this trip, my excitement and hopes were heightened daily. However, no amount of imagination could have prepared me for the wonderful reality of my trip. Of course destination […]

Taking home a piece of Paris…literally


“There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even—the French air clears up the brain and does good—a world of good.” ― Vincent van Gogh It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. From the first time I visited Paris, I was taken […]

Living And Writing In Paris

Love locked in Paris

By Rebecca Thompson: Journal in One Hand. Baguette in the Other. I couldn’t eat on Tuesday. I refused au pain chocolat. Turned my nose from a freshly baked baguette stuffed with chicken and cucumber, and even rejected a glass of Cotes du Rhone at happy hour. Tuesday evening my palms broke out into a sweat. […]

Paris, France


Last week I wrote about London’s brand-new and incredible St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel that’s located in St. Pancras International station. It’s home of the Eurostar, which whisks passengers practically every hour to and fromParis (up to 20 trains per day),Brussels (up to 10 trains per day), andLille (up to 8 trains per day). Imagine that? […]