Things to do in Nice France on a Budget

France can be expensive, but Nice can be a budget travel oasis in an otherwise expensive country for thirsty, cash strapped travelers. Here are some budget travel tidbits that I picked up while traveling in Nice France: Getting to Nice from the Airport: Most tourists fly into the international terminal at the nice airport.  From here, […]

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Things to do in Nice France: Easy Daytrips

Nice is nice, don’t get me wrong.  There are plenty of things to do in Nice to keep you busy for a while.  If getting out of the city is your thing, though, or you would like a change of scenery, Nice is ideally situated for taking day trips. Easy connections by train (even more […]

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The One That Got Away – When Off the Beaten Path Restaurant Plans Go Wrong

I am very proud of my “hole in the wall” radar, that finely honed sense that sets alarm bells blaring in my head when we run across one of those great, off the beaten path sorts of places. You know which ones I am talking about – those places that have been there forever and are […]

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Budget Travel Tips: Why you HAVE to rent an apartment or house for your next escape!

I have always thought about renting an apartment during our travels, but we have generally ended up staying in hotels because of cost and convenience. This time was different.  Because of the baby,  I knew that it would be easier to have accommodations with two separate rooms (so that we didn’t have to spend nap […]

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The Realities of Traveling with Baby

Different.  Not better or worse, but definitely different. We trudged from the airport weighted down with all of our bags, the baby in his pouch on my chest because the stroller was being used to portage our caravan of accouterments, extra suitcases of baby food and other supplies and a car seat. Instead of being […]

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The Best Restaurants in Santorini and Crete: A Foodie’s Tour

Greece is popular place for sun worshiping beach lovers, but it has a double identity..thanks to the mild climate and fertile soil, this sun drenched country has amazing local produce which also make it an off the beaten path, culinary adventure waiting to be experienced. Let’s start our mouth watering, culinary tour of the best restaurants […]

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The Ha'penney bridge in Dublin

Travel in Focus: Things to do in Dublin

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web.  Check out the internet’s best travel writing about Dublin to help you plan your trip! What to See in Dublin: A Magical Ride on Dublin’s Storytelling Bus from World Wide Writer Dublin, A Unesco […]

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Carcassonne Castle at night from the main gate

Five Travel Destinations that I Would Love to Return To!

These five travel destinations hold a special place in my heart!  What are your favorite places to travel? Carcasonne, France:  This medieval, Carcasonne’s impressive 3 kilometers of defensive walls and its castle have stood solidly protecting the medieval city since the 3rd century.  A visit to this fairy tale kingdom will make you feel like […]

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Flowers In Nice France

Do You Want your Travel Experience From an Eye Dropper or a Bucket?

We used to do busy trips.  You know exactly the kind that I am talking about.  When there is just so much that you HAVE to see, and so little time to see it in that you cram your schedule full from morning until night so that you don’t feel like anything was left out. […]

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Lavender, Cote du Rhone, France

Nice is nice! Escaping on a French Holiday!

France is whispering in my ear.  “Come, Mon Cherie, visit me please?  It has been too long since you enjoyed my fine wines, luscious foods and excellent pastries“. Really, I am spoiled.  It has been too long.  It has been two years since our last international adventure.  Pregnancy, then baby took its toll on my […]

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