Part of the .01 percent in Kyoto.


This was an unexpected surprise!

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Beware of these 4 things in Paris.

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I love Paris, but there are definitely a few things about the city that I just don’t get.

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Unfortunate and gross hotel review: Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport.


If you are planning a trip that includes a stay at the Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport, consider yourself warned!

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4 little freebies – free miles, free money, and more!

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One thing I really missed about being out of the country (and semi-off the grid) for the past six weeks was being able to snap up little deals like these.

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Where to find gourmet street food in Paris.

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Dining in Paris can be expensive! One way to dine on a budget is to eat street food in Paris – go gourmet for cheap.

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How to get Paris metro tickets for cheap.

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There are a few different options for Paris metro tickets. If you are planning a trip to Paris, this is worth a read – it could save you a few euros!

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Whew – where do I begin?

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It’s 5:30 pm on theĀ first day of school. I’m sitting here at my desk, sipping a well-deserved cocktail, listening to my daughter practice saxophone. My son is at soccer practice. And I’m diving back into blogging. It’s hard to believe that a week ago at this time, we were in […]

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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.

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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.

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

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