First Ever France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass from Rail Europe

Traveling to France or Switzerland this fall? Rail Europe Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is now offering travelers the chance to explore both countries with the First Class France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass* to enjoy six days of first class train travel within a one-month period at a special discounted price. […]

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 […]

Our Photos from Paris, France (April 2013)

Menu at Maison Berthillon

Bonjour! Natalie and I are back from our incredible trip to Monaco and Paris. Below are all the posts I created and below them are the leftover photos from Paris that I couldn’t find room to include in a story. I hope you enjoy them and more importantly, I hope they inspire you to go there to […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V Le Cinq mignardises cart

Recently, my wife Natalie and I had the opportunity to spend the night at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. And what a night it was! For starters, we were guests of the hotel so we got to see how the rich and famous travel to the City of Light without breaking the bank. For those with deep pockets […]

Paris’ Best Affordable Restaurant: Le Comptoir du Relais

My wife, Natalie, and I met our friend Pamela (PJ) for lunch one afternoon in Saint Germain (Sixth Arrondissement) at Paris’ best affordable restaurant, Le Comptoir du Relais (9, carrefour de l’Odéon, Paris; 011-33-8-2610-1087.). PJ had rented an apartment in Paris for the month of April and since it was her last few days there, she took us […]

The Pont des Arts Paris Love Lock Bridge

Pont des Arts Paris Love Lock Bridge at night

The first thing Natalie and I did after checking into Hotel Verneuil in Paris was walk a few blocks in the hot sun to the Pont des Arts bridge, located near the Louvre. What makes this bridge special, besides its gorgeous views of the River Seine, is that couples have been coming here from all […]

Three Meals, Three Countries, One Day

Ventimiglia, Italy | April 23

Located on the French Riviera and with an area of just 1.25 square miles (2.02 km), the Principality of Monaco is within walking distance of France and biking distance to Italy. One incredible unadvertised fact about staying in Monte Carlo is that you can easily do something truly remarkable without even realizing it. In fact, […]

Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee – What to Do


A Break from the Summerfest Crowds A great way to break out of the Summerfest crowd for a bit is to enjoy so many of the other things Milwaukee has to offer. It’s not difficult to find places to chill out and the selection is varied enough to please all tastes. Art In Milwaukee The Milwaukee […]