paris, mon amour

another post of paris today, full of all my favorite things about it! this visit was about my 10th time here, which i know sounds ridiculous.. but lots of those are from during my previous times abroad living nearby! despite visiting many times, i’ve never had such a relaxing week here that felt stress-free and almost…


paris by bike!

paris is touted for being a great walking city (which it is), but it’s also a huge city and after a few days of walking and sore feet, biking can be a welcome mode of transport in the city of light. we have two suggestions for anyone interested in biking in paris – one for…


a walking guide through montmartre

today i’m taking you on a walking tour through montmarte, one of my favorite neighborhoods in paris. ready? let’s go! there are two different ways to do montmartre: option A: follow the crowd and walk up the famous steps, get your picture in front of sacré-cœur basilica, get talked into having your portrait done, eat…


check in: hôtel les rives de notre dame

before i say anything about our charming little room with a view in paris, let’s just have chase’s drone do the talking :: so… that was the hôtel les rives de notre dame, and need i say more about the location? it is found on quai saint-michel, right in front of notre-dame and overlooking the…


bastille day in france!

even though it didn’t quite make sense with our itinerary, we decided last minute to head down to paris in time for bastille day! (it’s like their 4th of july, and i’ve been there for it before so i couldn’t resist the chance to do it with chase!) although “hopping down to paris” sounds glamorous,…

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