Our Favorite Chocolate Shop in Paris

Paris is “chock” full of wonderful chocolate shops that make any chocoholic melt in delight.  After exploring the streets and following our noses into many of these heavenly shops, we have decided that our favorite is in the Latin Quarter called Maison Georges Larnicol. What I loved most about this chocolate shop were the intricate…

The Circus is Coming to Brussels

Tonight is our last night in Paris after an incredible 30-night stay in the City of Lights.  Although I am sad to leave, I will not miss having to constantly nag the kids to be quiet.  You see, Kaitlin, Cassidy, and Trevor have grown up in Italy and Italians have been known on occasion to…

My Quest for the Unfamiliar

I don’t really know where this passion to seek new places came from, but all I know is that I am in love with the feeling of arriving at a new place where I am completely anonymous and have no idea where to go or what to do.  To go where the slate is fresh…

A Feast for the Eyes on a Sunny Day

Today we visited one of the most jaw-dropping chapels I have ever seen.  Sainte-Chapelle on the Ile-de-la-Cité is a gem of high Gothic architecture enlightening it’s visitors with spectacular stained glass windows that seem impossible to have lasted for almost 800 years. Amazingly, the seemingly delicate and fragile windows have withstood a great deal of…