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How to Shop in Paris Department Stores

This post is brought to you by Galeries Lafayette. Freedom and Independence The white t-shirt with the breezy blue script reading “j’♥ Paris” was a staple in my wardrobe for many years, a souvenir of my very first trip abroad, the first time I tasted freedom and independence from my parents. (Ironically aided by the more »

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way With Kids

CAPTURING CULTURE WITH THE CLAN: Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with Kids By Sara Aitken and Deborah Schull   The beauty of Ireland’s west coast might cause the uninitiated to assume it offers only photo ops for sightseeing grownups. But cherished childhood visits to the beach at Mullaghmore in County Sligo–enjoying fish and chips at more »

Stylish Small Hotels in Paris

Stylish Small Hotels in Paris This post is brought to you by XL Airways. Do your summer plans include a trip to Paris? I wish mine did. If you’re going to the most stylish city in the world (according to an unscientific survey of just me), don’t just stay in a boring old hotel room. more »

Want to see Christo’s Floating Piers This Summer?

See Christo’s Floating Piers Do you want to see Christo’s Floating Piers installation this summer in Lake Iseo, Italy? The Christo installation will only be up for two weeks, but you’ll make memories for a lifetime. Walking on Water

Solo travel plans

I tend to hibernate in winter. The cold just makes me bitter about not being able to go outside in sandals and a t-shirt, and I bury myself in blankets. It’s not unusual for me to spend days in my pajamas in winter (a perk or a problematic result of being a writer), but even more »

Should we travel now?

After the horrific events in Paris, where people going about their daily lives – eating in cafés, going to soccer games, attending concerts with friends – were targets of terrorist violence, we’ve been squeezing our loved ones tight, trying to make sense of senseless acts. We have not been thinking about going to Paris. We more »

6 Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right?  Well with soaring airfares, I have started to get more creative with our annual trip to visit family in Europe – after all, if you are going to hop all over the map with layovers, you might as well step outside the airport now and again to more »

Le Boat Houseboat Rentals in Europe

Our guest author, Martha Hepler, took over our Instagram feed during her family’s recent boat trip on the Canal du Midi. We are happy to include her story and photos here as we participate in Instagram Travel Thursday. It was a fine early May day in the south of France as a new captain and his more »

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