Our trip is over.


We’ve been on a five-week family trip that ended today. Our last day here in Barcelona was bittersweet. While we are all ready to come home, we’re also sad that this adventure is coming to a close. It’s been an amazing journey. We’ve had so many experiences: mistakes, triumphs, highlights […]

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My son was whisked away by a masked devil in Barcelona.

festa de gracia

While we were in Barcelona, we stumbled upon the Festa de Gracia, a neighborhood festival with a lot of surprises.

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Hotel review: Park Hyatt Paris Vendome.

park hyatt paris sculpture

I loved this hotel. For me, it was worth its weight in Hyatt points. Here’s why.

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2 secret view spots in Paris.

promenade plantee paris 2

We were in Paris last week, and it was crowded! These two spots were surprising in that they were almost deserted, plus the views were a surprise and a treat.

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Get a free ride (up to $10) on Curb, a new taxi app.


Curb is a taxi app similar to Uber and Lyft. Here’s how you can get $10 of Curb credit for free!

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Hotel hopping in Europe: look before you leap.

view from promenade plantee

When we decided to go hotel hopping in Paris, we thought we knew what we were in for…but we weren’t quite prepared for this.

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Champs Elysees, Paris

l'arc du triomphe

My family was just in Paris for a wonderful week. We stayed at this hotel for two nights – here is my review!

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Hotel review: Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan, Paris Eiffel

eiffel tower view

The Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan in Paris is a modern, boutique-y hotel with a welcoming, neighborhoody personality. We had a great stay!

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The best pastry in Paris.


We went on a pastry tour today, and we found the best pastry in Paris. It was so good that we are going back every day until we leave!

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Using Uber in Paris: worth it?

eiffel tower

We used Uber Paris to get from the airport to our hotel. This was an unexpected move, but it turned out to be a good one.

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