France

Explore France, from the bells of Notre-Dame and the French Riviera to Mer de Glace glacier

Khoasimodo and the Bells of Notre Dame

Update: A massive fire broke out in the Cathedral of Notre Dame on April 15, 2019. Before planning a visit, check for current updates. Perhaps it was luck - perhaps it was fate that our first trip to Paris ended up being with a friend whose name is Khoa. Pron...

Luxury Dinner Cruise on Le Calife

We ended our first day in Paris with the biggest splurge of our entire trip - a luxury dinner cruise on the Seine River. Our friends had rather brilliantly proposed the idea before our trip, offering to scout around online and book something for all four of us...

Doomed Love Locks of Pont Neuf

Paris may officially be known as the "City of Light," but it's at least as often referred to as the City of Love.  Until you see it in person, it's impossible to fully understand just how charming it is.  The city is famous for attractions like the Louvre, the...

The Louvre, The World’s Largest Museum

One of the most visited attractions in Paris is the Louvre Museum, and for good reason. As the largest art museum in the world and an important historic monument, you don't have to be an art aficionado to enjoy a day browsing through its many rooms.  If you've...

The Fab Four Hit The French Alps

The landscape surrounding Chamonix, France is dominated by one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world - the Mont Blanc massif.  While Mont Blanc might seem like the star of the show as the highest peak in the Alps, topping out at a rather immodest 4,8...

French Riviera, Monaco, And Italy

I awoke on the last morning of our road trip to Madrid to the sound of warm Mediterranean waves softly lapping the pebbly beach just a few feet from our tent.  It slowly sunk in anew that we were camped on the French Riviera, a place where as a kid, I thought ...