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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Family Eurail Pass Takes Us All Across Europe

Every other train we’d taken that week we’d had to run for. This time, we pulled up to the station with 10 minutes to spare. “Do you want me to come in and help you figure out the track and all that?” asked our host, helpfully. “Oh no,” I said, “If we can’t figure that more »

Our Second Month on the Road

Here’s a recap of our second month on the road from twelve-year-old Calla. See how she feels about our family RTW trip.   Our second month in our year-long trip around the world, started with us leaving Barcelona and going to England, Cambridge to be specific. We arrived at the airport in the morning and got more »

Our Family Eurail Adventure Begins

We are thrilled to announce that we will be traveling with a Family Eurail Pass thanks to the very nice people at, who want us to write about how fun it is to travel as a family via rail.  We’ll be blogging about our trip here, and I’ll be writing a few articles for more »

We’re blurry, but that’s what a couple of glasses of wine with lunch will do to you.

We're blurry, but that's what a couple of glasses of wine with lunch will do to you. A post shared by Paige Conner Totaro ✈️ (@alloverthemap) on Oct 31, 2012 at 1:57pm PDT

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