Pisa – View From the Tower


We were blessed with wonderful, generally clear weather while we were in Pisa.  So the views from the top of the Leaning Tower were marvelous! The cathedral and baptistry look really pretty from above and the sight of the surrounding countryside and mountains in the distance are breathtaking.   Advertisements

But…It’s Not Orange?!


        Musee de l’Orangerie is of course much smaller than the Louvre, but is certainly a top sight for art lovers in Paris.   The massive Monet Water Lilies paintings are the headlining attraction.  Yet the museum is brimming with other impressionist and post-impressionist works from the likes of Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau (one of…

So Now…Where to Sleep?!


Continuing on with our 2010 visit to Paris… Having found some affordable tickets, I now had to decide where to stay…kind of an important detail! Of course as many travelers know, rooms in European cities will tend toward the smaller side, compared to North America, and rooms for more than two people can be harder…

Back to Paris


Paris – the CIty of Lights…who doesn’t love that grand old city!?  In 2009 our daughter was turning 12 and it seemed like the right time to start planning an overseas trip. I  hadn’t yet learned all of the valuable resources for finding good ticket prices and even better, nearly free tickets via frequent flyer programs.…