A Day With The Eiffel Tower

It’s such a strange phenomenon to be able to actually see and touch something that, for the longest time, seemed like such a far-off dream. Even now, two months after our trip to Paris, it’s hard for me to fathom the fact that I was on top of the Eiffel Tower and looking down on Paris. In fact, I believe I only have photo of me with the Eiffel Tower and it was a pretty bad one, haha, so if…
Paris, France
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Favorite Headphones for Traveling

One of the crucial items that Joseph and I like to bring are travel headphones. For Joseph, it helps him keep the screaming kids at bay during a 15 hour flight to Asia or to watch in-flight movies without using the airline’s screeching cheap earbuds. I use it to catch up on some podcasts to make those flights go a little bit faster. So what’s in our lineup? Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones For the heavy-duty noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones, we…
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Saving Money in New York with CityPass

In an expensive city like New York, any sort of savings really goes a long way. One of the easiest ways of saving money while being a tourist is to use the New York CityPass, a little booklet of entrance tickets for six of nine of the city’s best attractions. So how does it fare? Is it really worth the price and the savings? First, let’s look at what the attractions the New York CityPass has partnered up with. Empire…
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Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile: A Room with a Dazzling View

During our eight night stay in Paris, we stayed in Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile and enjoyed every second of it. If you read through our blog, you’ll know we’re pretty big fans of Hyatt because they offer such great service (like the one in Cancun, Mexico or the one in Park City, Utah). This time around was no exception. Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is one of three Hyatts in Paris, along with Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme and Hyatt Paris Madelaine. It was…
Paris, France
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Museum of Ice Cream

One of the most talked about event happening in Los Angeles is the pop-up Museum of Ice Cream, originally made in New York. It’s been such a popular event that tickets sold out so fast that, although it was only to be opened from April until May, it has been extended until October and tickets still have sold out. We were lucky enough to have a friend with industry tickets, and attended one Friday night. We arrived in a warehouse area of…
Los Angeles, United States
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Montmartre & Moulin Rouge

The highest hill of Paris is known as Montmartre, where the Sacre-Couer basicilla is. There, you can look down the streets of Paris and enjoy walking around the narrow streets where artists perch and display their art. One of the things we wanted to bring back from Paris was an original artwork. When we walked along the Seine river, there were plenty of beautiful black and white paintings of Paris that I fell in love with. I thought they were…
Paris, France
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Paris For Beginners (Things to Know Before You Get There)

Paris, Before You Get There Ah, Paris – a location that so many dream of visiting (me, included for the last 20 years!). This is the land of fashion, of beautiful architecture, of art museums, of amazing food and pastries, and of course, of the lovely landmarks including the lovely Eiffel Tower. Everything here is so picturesque that it’s easy to get rosy-eyed and gloss over the little details of how to make your stay in Paris easy. I know…
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Day Trip to Palace of Versailles on a Budget

Just a short trip away from Paris is the beautiful and grand Palace of Versailles where King Louis XIV lived to get away from the big city, and where he housed Queen Marie Antoinette and his secret wife. There are so many tours that will take you on a day trip from Paris to Versailles , but we decided to forgo the tours and experience the Palace of Versailles on a budget, starting with the RER train. If you already…
Versailles, France
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Day Trip from Paris to Claude Monet’s House in Giverny

There are so many great museums to visit in Paris that you might literally be able to spend a week just visiting one museum after another. But if you’re looking to step outside of a museum and experience art in an interactive manner, one of the more popular day trips to take from Paris is to Claude Monet’s house where he painted his famous water lily paintings in Giverny. It’s just over an hour to get there by car or about…
Giverny, France
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Our Destination Wedding at Secrets Maroma

A year ago when Joseph and I were planning our wedding, we decided that since we both love traveling, we would do a destination wedding. Originally, our hearts were set on Italy, specifically Lake Como. It was a beautiful location, so picturesque, and combined elements that both of us loved – fantasy-like for me, Star Wars for him (did you know that the beautiful scene where Anakin married Padme was filmed in Lake Como’s Villa del Balbianello?). But as we…
Riviera Maya, Mexico
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