Laon: A Historic Scavenger Hunt

A historic scavenger hunt was not one of the things I expected when on a day trip to Laon, France. There were actually a few things I was surprised by. The stairs, the historic scavenger hunt, the view of the valley below. This ancient hilltop city captivated my interest right from the start. I arrived... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

How Avignon Grew on Me

One of the most important lessons I learned on this particular trip was not to judge a city by its first impression. Despite all of the historic hype given to the once Papal city of Avignon, it was not an immediate favorite of mine. For some reason, my first impression just lacked that wow factor.... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons I Loved Clisson

Clisson, France is a small town located just a few hours outside of Paris and only about 20 minutes from Nantes. Easily accessible by car or train, this cute little city is a nice quiet getaway. A slow moving river cuts the town in half, like many French cities, that can be crossed via an... Continue Reading →

Moher to See, Moher to Do.

For the sake of brevity (and because unfortunately, I'm running behind schedule on my posts) I'll keep this post fairly short. We started off pretty early in the day to try to beat most of the crowd to the Cliffs Of Moher. We didn't have any definite plans on what we wanted to do with... Continue Reading →

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