• Monet's Garden, Giverny, France
    France

    Monet’s Garden

    Located in Giverny, France, you will find the former residence and garden of the famous impressionist painter, Monet. His home is open for visitors every day from 9:30am to 6:30pm and the visit will cost you 9.50 euro. It is possible to visit as a day trip from Paris or Brussels but it’s best enjoyed as part of an overnight stay or included in a Normandy tour. You can tour the inside of his home, walk through his bedroom, kitchen and work studio to imagine life as Monet would know it. Several of his paintings are located in the studio and scattered throughout the house. The interior…

  • Mont-Saint-Michel
    France

    Normandy Discovered

    Normandy is a dynamic region in Northwest France filled with history, rolling green hills and 300 miles of dramatic coastline. It’s a perfect getaway for the history buff, those wanting a lush beach getaway, or foodies ready to indulge in a cheese and cider coma. The unique combination of culture and beauty create a vast region to discover. Sites With the mindset of quality over quantity, taking it slow is the recommended way to road trip through Normandy. The four days we spent here barely scratched the surface of sites to be seen and experiences to be had. Below, I’ll share some gems to give you a…

  • Canals of Petite France
    France

    Strasbourg, France

      Are you looking for a magical winter getaway with picturesque sights and delicious smells wafting from every street corner? Well, I’ve found it in a charming city located in the Alsace region of northeastern France. Once belonging to the German empire, Strasbourg’s culture, cuisine, and architecture are such a unique Franco-Germanic blend that the city has UNESCO World Heritage status. This breathtaking destination is ideal for all seasons, but a visit during winter should not be missed. Christmas Markets To be in Strasbourg during the holiday season is like being a kid in a candy shop. Every street and storefront is decked out in such an…