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Paris Day 1: Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Louvre

Paris Day 1: Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Louvre

On Friday, the fifth day of our trip, we spent the morning at Disney before taking the RER to Paris. We checked in at our hotel, Hotel Aramis in Saint Germain, and went off to lunch at La Cantine du Troquet at the suggestion of the concierge. I had a new-to-me white fish, Joue de Lotte (monkfish cheek in English), in a bourguignon sauce. Joe and I both loved our meals and one of the employees was so incredibly kind…

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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

For our fourth trip to Paris we decided to spend more time than just a day trip outside of the city. I found a deal on the Disneyland Paris website for a discount on the hotel plus free half board (breakfast and either lunch or dinner) and we spent our first two days in France there. I grew up in Florida and have been to Disney World countless times but this was my first time going to a different park…

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48 Hours in Iceland

48 Hours in Iceland

When booking flights to Paris with Icelandair, Joe and I decided to add a two-day stopover in Iceland so we could see a little of the country. Neither of us had been to a Nordic country before so we weren’t quite sure what to expect.What I had heard and read about Iceland is true: the weather is extreme and everything is very, very expensive. Sun, rain, snow, and hail all within five minutes and $40 for books, respectively. The two…

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Whistler, BC

Whistler, BC

Joe and I spent New Year’s in Whistler with his parents. It was my first trip and I was excited about seeing the area. Okay, and shopping. I also decided to give skiing a second try and all I’ll say on that subject is I can ski just fine but stopping eludes me. Also, ski boots are horrible awful torture devices. Highlights for me include my first pair of sweatpants as an adult, a ham and cheese crepe from Crepe…

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Southwest Road Trip

Southwest Road Trip

Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada. Aside from Salt Lake City, I had never been to any of these places before and the Southwest has been on my travel list for a long time. We had planned to car camp but discovered that most of the top destinations are at a higher elevation than someone who had never been to this part of the country would think and it ended up being too cold except in eastern New Mexico by…

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Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island

Last November we took a day trip to Whidbey Island. It was a rainy day but since we spent most of it driving it didn’t bother us too much, plus rain seemed to stop for us when we did happen to leave the car for a quick walk somewhere. We took the ferry at Mukilto (right by where we got married) and drove north, stopping at Fort Casey, Christopher’s on Whidbey, Deception Pass State Park, and the Deception Pass Bridge….

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Boston

Boston

Like the rest of New England, Boston really surprised me. It is such a beautiful, clean, walkable city. We only had one day there but I feel like we really did as much as we possibly could. I barely made it back to the apartment because we had walked so much. Highlights include: dinner at Mamma Maria, walking the Freedom Trail, the Granary Burying Ground, visiting the USS Constitution, and walking along Newbury Street. Thankfully Joe likes Boston and New…

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New England in October

New England in October

Oh, New England! I had no idea of the charms and wonders that were waiting for me here. It’s a lot like the South but… nicer? Okay okay, I didn’t see nearly as much of New England as I’ve seen of the South. If it weren’t for those awful winters I’d be sending Joe job listings. It was unseasonably warm (I’m not complaining, for once) so there wasn’t the flood of fall leaf colors we were thinking we’d see.Food highlights…

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New York City

New York City

New York City is unlike any place I’ve ever been. Leading up to the trip, Joe kept telling me how surreal it would be to see it in person after seeing it in movies and on t.v. my whole life and I didn’t really get what he meant until I was there. Sure, I’ve been to Paris several times and I get that heart-stopping feeling every time I see the Eiffel Tower, but that feels like a part of me…

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Oakland Cemetery and Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery and Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful deathstination (thank you Caitlin Doughty for that word). Not only are there unique headstones and beautiful landscaping on a lot of ground, but there is a gift shop. Why don’t all cemeteries have gift shops? Do they not know how much money I would spend at each and every one? This time I purchased Ghost Cats of the South (the only thing that would scream “me” more would have to be Cooking with Ghost Parisian Cats…

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