Chasing Dreams in the Hall of Mirrors – Versailles (Part 1)

A bit of Versailles history, travel experiences, and recommendations/tips!

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(Mis)Adventures in Europe: 3 Tips to Ensure Your Trip Runs Smoothly

When you picture traveling, you usually picture an amazing vacation with loved ones. Sightseeing, relaxing, lots of photo ops, and delicious eats- not misadventures, missed reservations, crowds, and missing some landmarks that were must-sees on your travel bucket list. I am not writing this article to discourage any of you from traveling- I just want... Continue Reading →

Flowers for Days – Keukenhof Gardens (Lisse, Netherlands)

The flowers in Keukenhof Gardens are so beautiful and perfect, it is almost as if you are in a dream. The Netherlands are famous for their tulips and there is certainly no shortage of them here! You can easily spend a whole day in the gardens, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy. There are many... Continue Reading →

The Most Beautiful Chapel in Paris

Saint Chappelle is located in Paris, on the Ile de la Cite. Part of the Palais de la Cite, this site is a 13th century gothic-style cathedral that boasts over 1,100 stained glass windows. When people think of beautiful churches, chapels, and cathedrals to visit in Paris, they usually think of Notre Dame. This isn't to... Continue Reading →

Morbidity and Macabre – The Catacombs of Paris

  We had waited in line for an hour and a half to enter The Catacombs in Paris, France and it was very cold and windy morning (I was kicking myself for not buying the Skip the Line tickets!). As we walked down many steps and long, empty corridors, my heart was pounding. There is something... Continue Reading →

The City I Love, The City of Lights – Paris, France

"...When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   As I arrived in Paris, I was almost in denial that I was actually there. For years I had dreamed of visiting the City of Lights and soaking up all of the sites and culture.... Continue Reading →

Calling all History Lovers! (North Jersey Weekend Trip – Part 2)

Take a peaceful walk in a beautiful park and soak up some history. There are informational signs at each point of interest, so you won't miss any bit of the story. The Jockey Hollow portion of Morristown National Historic Park in Morristown, NJ has trails and replicas of historic homes and is the perfect place for your... Continue Reading →

Weekend Trip in North Jersey (Part 1) – Frelinghuysen Arboretum

There are so many great places to see in New Jersey, but living Central Jersey, I still have not explored the Northern-most parts of the state. I decided that it was time to take a trip up there so I could discover some new favorite places. We stayed at a hotel in Parsippany, NJ which was central to some... Continue Reading →

Inspiration and Good Vibes at the Palace of Depression in Vineland, NJ

An attraction with the name "Palace of Depression" may sound a little foreboding (and depressing), but I assure you, it is not. Located in Vineland, New Jersey, this magical place derives its name from the era in which it was originally built- The Great Depression. George Daynor lost his fortune in the stock market crash in... Continue Reading →

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