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Paris Day 4: Les Invalides and Luxembourg Gardens

Paris Day 4: Les Invalides and Luxembourg Gardens

Somehow each day in Paris was better than the one before, which means that the last day ended up being my favorite. We went to Holy Belly for breakfast and I think this is our new favorite breakfast spot, sorry BIA. I got two scrambled eggs with baked beans, hash browns, bacon, and a carrot-orange juice. Joe got the savory pancakes and a cafe filtre and we loved everything. If you’re looking for more than a croissant for breakfast, this…

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Paris Day 3: A Bike Tour and Montmartre

Paris Day 3: A Bike Tour and Montmartre

Sunday morning meant that it was time for the second of two things (the first was Père Lachaise) I absolutely had to do on this trip: go to the market. Specifically, Marché Bio Raspail in Saint Germain, which is a big part of the novel I’m working on. I woke up really early in order to go before breakfast before a 10:30am bike tour and when I got there some vendors were still setting up. It was a smaller version…

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Paris Day 2: Lille and Relaxing

Paris Day 2: Lille and Relaxing

Since Joe and I have revisited Paris so many times, when we go we like to spend a day exploring a part of France we haven’t been before. I was considering a few options and eventually decided on a trip to Lille after reading a post about a day trip on Pardon Your French. Overall we were a bit disappointed and I really believe this was due to us being exhausted/sore and the weather being cold and dreary. I booked…

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Paris Day 1: Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Louvre

Paris Day 1: Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Louvre

On Friday, the fifth day of our trip, we spent the morning at Disney before taking the RER to Paris. We checked in at our hotel, Hotel Aramis in Saint Germain, and went off to lunch at La Cantine du Troquet at the suggestion of the concierge. I had a new-to-me white fish, Joue de Lotte (monkfish cheek in English), in a bourguignon sauce. Joe and I both loved our meals and one of the employees was so incredibly kind…

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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

For our fourth trip to Paris we decided to spend more time than just a day trip outside of the city. I found a deal on the Disneyland Paris website for a discount on the hotel plus free half board (breakfast and either lunch or dinner) and we spent our first two days in France there. I grew up in Florida and have been to Disney World countless times but this was my first time going to a different park…

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48 Hours in Iceland

48 Hours in Iceland

When booking flights to Paris with Icelandair, Joe and I decided to add a two-day stopover in Iceland so we could see a little of the country. Neither of us had been to a Nordic country before so we weren’t quite sure what to expect.What I had heard and read about Iceland is true: the weather is extreme and everything is very, very expensive. Sun, rain, snow, and hail all within five minutes and $40 for books, respectively. The two…

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Whistler, BC

Whistler, BC

Joe and I spent New Year’s in Whistler with his parents. It was my first trip and I was excited about seeing the area. Okay, and shopping. I also decided to give skiing a second try and all I’ll say on that subject is I can ski just fine but stopping eludes me. Also, ski boots are horrible awful torture devices. Highlights for me include my first pair of sweatpants as an adult, a ham and cheese crepe from Crepe…

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Southwest Road Trip

Southwest Road Trip

Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada. Aside from Salt Lake City, I had never been to any of these places before and the Southwest has been on my travel list for a long time. We had planned to car camp but discovered that most of the top destinations are at a higher elevation than someone who had never been to this part of the country would think and it ended up being too cold except in eastern New Mexico by…

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Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island

Last November we took a day trip to Whidbey Island. It was a rainy day but since we spent most of it driving it didn’t bother us too much, plus rain seemed to stop for us when we did happen to leave the car for a quick walk somewhere. We took the ferry at Mukilto (right by where we got married) and drove north, stopping at Fort Casey, Christopher’s on Whidbey, Deception Pass State Park, and the Deception Pass Bridge….

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Boston

Boston

Like the rest of New England, Boston really surprised me. It is such a beautiful, clean, walkable city. We only had one day there but I feel like we really did as much as we possibly could. I barely made it back to the apartment because we had walked so much. Highlights include: dinner at Mamma Maria, walking the Freedom Trail, the Granary Burying Ground, visiting the USS Constitution, and walking along Newbury Street. Thankfully Joe likes Boston and New…

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