Europe


What to Do In & Around the 9th Arrondissement of Paris

One of the liveliest areas in all of Paris, the 9th arrondissement is commonly known for the impressive Palais Garnier – and for being a little risqué. Home to the Moulin Rougue, funky restaurants, and more than its fair share of adult shops, this area is boldly unapologetic and highly refreshing. Here’s a look at my favorite experiences from a…

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A Luxury Stay at The Pand Hotel in Bruges, Belgium

Visiting Bruges, Belgium was like stepping back in time and entering a living, breathing fairytale. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this storybook village any more, we checked into the exquisite Pand Hotel. The perfect combination of new world luxury and old world charm, it’s easy to see why this special property has earned its place among…

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A Luxury Stay at Hotel La Maison Favart in Paris

My trip to Paris was made complete by a luxury stay at La Maison Favart. Located in the upscale 2nd arrondissement, this elegant boutique hotel was a welcome sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Steeped in fascinating history, an appreciation of its origins made my stay all the richer. Here’s an inside look into the memorable…

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48 Hours in Madrid

Madrid was such an unexpected treat. Initially, my plan to visit Spain’s famous capital was born out of the desire to squeeze more content opportunities out of a brief international trip. Like a squirrel hoarding nuts, I worried that my next chance to travel internationally wouldn’t be for many months, and I wanted to stockpile a sizable…

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Barcelona to Montserrat: Planning the Perfect Day Trip

Did you ever try to maximize a short stay in a country by throwing in a bunch of day trips only to find them disappointing? Or that it took way longer than you anticipated to travel to them? Now imagine the exact opposite experience. A day trip that exceeds your expectations. One that isn’t a huge, complicated mess to get to. A place so stunning…

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