Ode to Paris, The City of Light

Paris, The City of Light. I can't get you off my mind. Your lure sucks me in. Your breathtaking beauty enchants. You cast a spell which cannot be broken. You tell stories that speak to the heart. You paint images that seem almost too incredible to be real. What is this magical power you possess; you …

La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

She is breathtaking. Every spring evening around 22:00 as a brilliant gold and orange sun is setting on this beautiful city, lights illuminate the exterior of the Notre-Dame cathedral. This Gothic masterpiece, which has been an icon of the City of Lights for centuries, is a sight to behold during the day, but truly stuns …

Le Garde-Manger: Parisien Lunch

Had lunch today with my colleague's in the Paris office. A wonderful French restaurant with really great authentic French cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Garde-Manger and is in the city of Saint-Cloud on the western edge of central Paris. The wine list was extensive. We received excellent service from a mademoiselle whose small muscular …

Sacré-Cœur Basilica Paris, France

Beautiful views overlooking Paris. The weather was gorgeous the other day... a few clouds in the sky. I took a walk from central Paris up to the Sacre-Coeur Roman Catholic Basilica and Square Louise Michel in the 15th arrondissement. You can climb to the top of the dome for 6 euros. This image was taken …

But First, Coffee (Part II) – Tourishta

Coffee in Budapest anyone? -- Lane Beck, 12 May 2018, San Diego CA The temperature in Budapest seems to be climbing a degree per day. After 2.5 years on a very cold, drizzly island, I am revelling in the continental weather; spending more time outside (kint), in water (vízben) and under sun (nap alatt). One …

A Visit to Bratislava – Amanda Afield

Bratislava is just an hour away from Vienna by bus or train but an entirely different city to experience! We decided to add a night there onto our trip to Vienna, and I'm so glad. The  capital of Slovakia is full of great food, a beautiful old town, delicious beer and lots of history. — …

Real Casa de Correos, Madrid, Spain

Lane Beck, March 13, 2018, San Diego, CA The House of the Post Office on Madrid's Plaza Puerta del Sol. Directly in front of this 18th century building is the Kilometro Cero, that's mile-marker zero to us gringos. Distances from Madrid are officially measured from this bronze marker embedded in the sidewalk.

A Weekend in Madrid – Amanda Afield

It is a fabulous city, isn't it, Amanda? We had a great time there. My girlfriend absolutely loved it. I'm sure we will be back again and again. I was amazed at the sheer number of people on the streets including young families with young children when we were hanging out enjoying a cafe con …

Exploring Caves and Castles in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Root of Good

Exploring Caves and Castles in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Root of Good — Read on rootofgood.com/exploring-caves-and-castles-in-ljubljana-slovenia/ Note to self: Put this on the to do list for our next visit to Slovenia!

The Top 7 Non-Schengen Countries to Visit in Europe

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