Something About Saumur

It can be hard to reconcile an entire wasted day¬†when you only have so much time. While on the train to Saumur, I tried to stay positive about the evening ahead but I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit angry. I had completely missed both castles I wanted to see but... Continue Reading →

Ancient Rome in Arles, France

Until the past few years, I never really knew how much Roman architecture was left standing in France, especially in the south. I guess I always had a preconceived notion that most of it had been destroyed during the Middle Ages and replaced with more contemporary structures. I was pleasantly surprised, while doing my research,... Continue Reading →

A Terrifying Minute in Travel

Imagine this: You're halfway through a self-guided tour of a monument you've been dying to see. Groups of tourists meander through the halls and you can hear guides giving bits of information in a few languages. You're so caught up in the wonder of the moment that you don't hear the bells at first. People... Continue Reading →

Carcassonne: City and Castle

I climbed every step on the way up to this ancient, wall-enclosed city with reverence. The sun was just barely above the horizon. With each step, I tried to remember the facts I had read about the long history of the city. Over time, the Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Saracens, and Franks took, fortified, and strengthened... Continue Reading →

Visit Europe In North America

It's no secret that I loved France. When I started looking through pictures of Montreal and Quebec, I realized that it's entirely possible to step into a little piece of French culture and history here in America. I'm more than excited for my next opportunity to cross the Atlantic but my budget is very tight... Continue Reading →

Quebecois Cuisine

Very few things excite me as much as food, which is why it's one of my top priorities when I travel. I think I probably spend more money trying local dishes than anything else. Though I try to grab pictures, it's nearly impossible because I dig in so fast. I left out a handful of... Continue Reading →

Chilling Out in a Nordic Spa

At the end of a long week of hiking and exploring Montreal and Quebec City, we wanted a day to relax. I had found a really neat looking Nordic spa online that had great reviews and seemed to be highly recommended by a lot of sites. They have locations in multiple cities but we figured... Continue Reading →

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