Day Trip to Chartres, France

During our recent trip to France, we stayed near Charles de Gaulle airport and the convention center where my husband was spending the week. While my husband headed to work, I spent each morning making my way into downtown Paris via RER B where I'd transfer to a large train stations that would shoot me …

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Perks of Traveling Solo

There is something invigorating, liberating and empowering about traveling solo, especially as a female traveler. I wouldn't say I prefer to travel alone, but when the locations, activities, and my goals align, traveling solo can be an incredible experience. Of course there are downsides to traveling solo as well—in some places it might be unsafe, …

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2013 Travel Recap

Each year I try to recap the places I've been. I didn't start my blog until 2009 (years prior to 2009 involved lots of travel so I don't know how I would have recapped all of that!) and the trips have been reasonable--both domestic and international, and some not so far from home. Although I …

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Literary Travels: Vive la France

It must have been some residual subconscious that has me reading stories from/about/taking place in France-- it seems our recent trip there was an aeon ago and not just a couple months. I won't go into lengthy reviews of my recent literary pursuits--but I did enjoy them and they were very different from one another. …

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