24 Hours in the Garden District of New Orleans

Often New Orleans is associated with the vibrant craziness of Mardi Celebration that can be the French Quarter. However, the Garden District is the opposite of the French Quarter. With a quiet grace, the numerous historic mansions offer a calming retreat from the craziness of Bourbon Street. During our 3 day adventure, we spent 24 hours in the Garden District of New Orleans. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate advertising, which means that if you click…

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Day trip from Paris to Versailles

Being in downtown Paris is always fun! There is so much to see and do – from visiting the Eiffel Tower to taking in the artists in Montmartre. However, it is always great to escape the busy city to experience more of France. What better place to take a day trip from Paris than Versailles?! Versailles is known for its beautiful chateau, which is one the largest and most ornate castles in the world. About…

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Exploring Montmartre, Paris | Day 4

Paris is known for its artistic communities and none is more famous than Montmartre. The romantic hillside streets of this area helped inspire some of the greatest artists of all time including Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. On our 4th day in Paris, we decided to spend our day exploring Montmartre, shopping the works by local artisans, and visiting the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Exploring Montmartre We woke early in the morning excited to…

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Exploring Ile de la Cité on Day 3 in Paris

You can’t visit Paris without exploring Ile de la Cité. This little island is the heart of Paris. Surrounded by the Seine River this little piece of land is an escape from the bustling streets of downtown Paris. Stepping back in time, this island holds the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle Cathedral, and the Conciergerie. On our 3rd day in Paris, we explored the Ile de la Cité and all the famous sites on the…

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Strolling the Champs-Elysées in Paris

As part of our 7 day adventure in Paris (if you missed day 1 exploring the Eiffel Tower see my post here), we spent our second day in the heart of Paris Strolling the Champs-Elysées and exploring some of the greatest artists along the way. Arc de Triomphe Our first stop of the day was the Arc de Triomphe. We took the metro from our hotel to the Arc knowing we had a full day…

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