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.

Nine Day France Itinerary: Alsace, Paris, and Normandy

Nine Day France Itinerary: Alsace, Paris, and Normandy

With so much to see and do, planning a trip to France can be hard. My husband and I had never been to France before so we knew Paris was a must. But where else would we visit? With just over a week in France, we decided to stick to northern France and added on… ...
How to Save Money with the Paris Museum Pass

How to Save Money with the Paris Museum Pass

Paris is one of those cities with endless museums and tourist attractions. Visiting them all can really add up. That’s where the Paris Museum Pass comes into play. With the Paris Museum Pass, you can visit more than 50 museums and monuments in Paris and the surrounding area for one low price. Here’s how to… ...
The Complete Three Day Normandy Itinerary

The Complete Three Day Normandy Itinerary

When planning our trip to France, I was most excited about visiting Alsace. I added three days in Normandy to the itinerary since I thought it was important to visit the D-Day landing sites. Little did I know that Normandy has so much to offer that it would end up being my favorite part of… ...
How to Visit Mont Saint-Michel

How to Visit Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an abbey located on the island of Mont Saint-Michel. I first heard about this UNESCO World Heritage site on Facebook. What was this Hogwarts-like building floating in the middle of water? When we decided to visit Normandy, adding Mont Saint-Michel to the itinerary was a no brainer. Here’s exactly how to visit… ...
A Normandy Itinerary for Fans of Monet

A Normandy Itinerary for Fans of Monet

If you’re a fan of the paintings of Claude Monet, you’re likely familiar with his home in Giverny and the famous water lily paintings. Monet certainly drew inspiration from his gardens, but there are other towns and landscapes in Normandy that also inspired him. Here’s the perfect Normandy itinerary for fans of Monet. With a… ...
Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Normandy is a large region with a varied history dating back centuries. For many, hearing Normandy makes you think of its more recent past and role in World War II. If it’s your first time visiting Normandy, visiting the D-Day sites is extremely important. Here are the details of our Normandy D-Day tour with additional… ...
A Quick Afternoon in Rouen, France

A Quick Afternoon in Rouen, France

When visiting Normandy, there are so many cool towns and villages to stop in that it can be overwhelming. Some of them like Rouen make for the perfect two-hour pit stop. Rouen is located on the Seine, and it’s also the capital of Normandy. The city was heavily damaged during World War II, destroying much… ...
What to See and Do in Etretat, France

What to See and Do in Etretat, France

When I first saw pictures of the white cliffs and arches in Etretat, I had no idea that such a landscape could be found in France! These cliffs on the shore of the English Channel were beautiful enough to inspire Monet after all. We spent four wonderful days in Paris, but we were ready for… ...
Four Days in Paris: Your Complete Paris Itinerary

Four Days in Paris: Your Complete Paris Itinerary

I’ve taken a break from writing about foreign travel since it’s not particularly useful at the moment, but I figured it would be good to get the information out there for future use. You may recall last fall, my husband and I took an amazing trip to France and UAE using points and miles. This… ...
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… ...