Regardless of how much I love traveling, I’m gonna be honest – long-haul flights are brutal, especially flying coach! Before I got the hang of it, I would board all excited but too many hours later, arrive feeling achy and irritable and trying not to glare at the immigration officers 🙂
(picture borrowed from virtuoso.com)
Wanna see how much I can do in two days in Bordeaux? Well, when time is short and you have excellent hosts and like minded peers, you get your fancy, okay, comfortable walking shoes, your shades and scarf and you hit the road. Continue reading “Two days, one night in Bordeaux”
FAM (Familiarization (hosted) trips) are meant to wow and truly showcase the best that the host has to offer and this trip certainly wowed me! 10 days in the south of France may be too short for some, but with a great, well thought out itinerary, it can be quite fun and intoxicating…pun intended. Continue reading “Southern France in 10 Days”
Exotic foreign travel doesn’t have to be scary. With the right precautions and preparations, your venture to a foreign (language) country can be quite exciting, especially if you learn a little about the culture and common greetings before getting there. This is especially relevant if you do not speak, write or read the local language. But what a wonderful way to get outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself!
There are days when everything goes wrong and then there are days like today, when even if the sky fell I would be fine! I’d done my research, chose my tour provider, and was now ready to savor the moment(s). Continue reading “Day Tour in Provence”
You can’t get more Parisian than Le Bristol Paris. While i’d seen a marketing presentation of this property, I was completely blown away by its old world charm and elegance. Located in the 8th arrondissement on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol Paris embodies the true sense of luxury and is one of the first hotel in France to earn the distinction of “Palace hotel”. Continue reading “Le Bristol Hotel Review”
Paris, like any other big city, may seem quite expensive, but in actuality it caters to all budgets. I chose the luxury side for this trip for research purposes. Gotta experience it to sell it right? Full disclosure, my trip wasn’t high end all the way; I didn’t get a private transfer nor used a driver in and around Paris. But, I didn’t want it that way, one of my favorite thing to do in Paris is wander around aimlessly and make new discoveries, and I cannot get that being chauffeured around now can I?