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The Year in Photos: 2014

The Year in Photos: 2014 I take a lot of photos. I don’t have a firm count on how many I shot in 2014, but I kept around 5000 shots this year and tend to delete the majority of what I take so 10,000 is a conservative estimate. Even with all those to choose from, … Continue reading »

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Paris At Night: 7 Things to Do After Dark in the City of Light

Paris At Night: 7 Things to Do After Dark in the City of Light Paris is one of those world cities so grand that you could stay for years and never run out of new places to go and new things to do during the day. For all the many travel articles I see written … Continue reading »

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Montparnasse Tower: A Better View of Paris

Montparnasse Tower: The More Beautiful View of Paris The biggest problem with places like the Eiffel Tower is of course that, once you get to the top, you have the whole beautiful skyline spread out in front of you… except for the viewpoint itself. There are plenty of reasons to skip the tall buildings altogether, … Continue reading »

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Lost in the Louvre Museum: Paris’ Most Crowded Moments.

Lost in the Louvre Museum: Paris’ Most Crowded Moments. If you’ve ever visited Paris’ Louvre Museum, perhaps you can recall a moment that looked a little like this: My first visit to the museum, on my first trip to Paris back in 2006, was very much like that. An all-out sprint to the Mona Lisa … Continue reading »

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Aquarium de Paris: the Cineaqua In Trocadero

L’Aquarium de Paris: The Cineaqua in Trocadero Some things are delightful, regardless of where they happen to be. Good coffee, fresh baked bread, or a beautiful sunset are something to be enjoyed wherever in the world you happen to stumble upon them. It was with that sense, then, that of all the ways to spend … Continue reading »

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Life in a Medieval City: A Day in Provins, France.

Life in a Medieval City: A Day in Provins, France Sometimes you just don’t get it till you get there. No matter how much you hear about a place, how many adjectives are used to describe its appeal and beauty, you just can’t picture it without actually having seen it. Some things, like the idea … Continue reading »

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Trianon Palace: Be Sure to Try the Cake!

Historians largely believe that the apocryphal “Let them eat cake!” quote was never actually said by Marie Antoinette, but in seeing her lifestyle at the Trianon Palace one can certainly see where the common Frenchman of the 1700’s might believe her capable of such a statement. Le Grand Trianon and Le Petit Trianon are nowhere … Continue reading »

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The Gardens of Versailles: My Favorite Escape

The Gardens of Versailles Perhaps two instances of an event is a bit on the early side for calling it a ‘tradition’, but spending an afternoon doing a lot of nothing in the Gardens of Versailles has been one of my favorite memories of both trips I’ve made to Paris (despite the fact that they … Continue reading »

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