Paris at night

When you hear France, it’s easy to just think of Paris. While the City of Lights is a must-see if you’re in France, the country has so much more to offer. From the half-timbered houses of Alsace to the sandy beaches of Normandy to the blue waters of the French Riviera, you’ll likely have to visit France multiple times to get the full feel for the country and culture.

Complete Guide to Visiting Versailles from Paris

Complete Guide to Visiting Versailles from Paris

With its hall of mirrors, golden gate, and magical gardens, the Palace of Versailles is at the top of most travel itineraries for France. Located less than an hour outside of the city by train, Versailles is the perfect day trip from Paris. Versailles was the royal residence of France from 1682 until the start… ...
15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Alsace, France

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Alsace, France

Visiting Alsace, France is a fairytale. There are dozens of villages to visit on the Alsace Wine Route including Colmar, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, and Ribeauville, all pictured below. If you have time, a stop in Strasbourg to see the cathedral is a must! You can check out our two day Alsace itinerary here, but for… ...
Booking Air France Air & Rail Trips with Miles

Booking Air France Air & Rail Trips with Miles

Last year when planning our trip to France, I decided to start our itinerary in Alsace. That meant we needed to figure out the fastest way to get ourselves to Strasbourg. I wanted to use Flying Blue miles for our flights so that left two options. We could either fly on KLM through Amsterdam to… ...
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

When it comes to spending points on hotel stays, I like to choose hotels I would never get to stay at otherwise. I think my husband would sooner stay in a tent in a parking lot then spend hundreds of dollars per night on a hotel. So if I want to stay someplace nice, points… ...
Two Days in Alsace, France

Two Days in Alsace, France

This past year we spent about nine days in France. Known for its fairytale villages, pretzels, and famous white wines, Alsace has been on the top of my list for a while. With only two nights available in our itinerary, I wasn’t sure it would do it justice. Well, I’m happy to report you can… ...
Planning a Trip to France and UAE on Points and Miles

Planning a Trip to France and UAE on Points and Miles

This trip has been a long time in the making. We had been talking about going to France for a few years, but I decided to throw in a week in UAE for two reasons. First, after flying first class on Singapore Airlines, I wanted to see how Etihad First Class Apartments compared. Second, I… ...