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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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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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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