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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1 Day in Paris | Eiffel Tower

Paris has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It has all the modern conveniences of today’s big cities and all the history, glitz, & glamour that comes with centuries of progress. For 7 days we got to experience all the splendor and romance that is Paris, France. On the 1 day in Paris, we set off to explore the area around the Eiffel Tower and along the Seine River. Arriving in Paris…

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3-Day Chicago Itinerary

Escaping on a quick road trip to the Windy City of Chicago was such a great way to end the summer! Over 3 days, we explored the city – tasting & seeing all the main sites, including hanging over the ledge of the famous Willis Tower and exploring all the amazing museums! This 3-day Chicago Itinerary summarizes our adventures: 3 Days in Chicago Similar to other city guide (see Seattle Travel Guide), we like to…

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3 Days in Chicago – Day 3

Visiting Chicago is such a perfect summer trip even if you only have 3 days to explore. I am always looking for good summer road trips and visiting the Windy City was a great idea for a long weekend. Over 3-days in Chicago, we made the most of the city. We did all the touristy stuff including seeing Sue at the Field Museum on our first day and shopping the Magnificent Mile on day 2.…

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