New Mexico · Santa Fe · Uncategorized

High Road to Taos from Santa Fe in October

Stephen and I have driven what is known as the “high road” to Taos once before but it was about 15 years ago, so we decided this trip that we were due to revisit this scenic U.S. byway.  The drive to Taos, New Mexico via the high road takes about 2 hours from Santa Fe… Continue reading High Road to Taos from Santa Fe in October

Santa Fe · Uncategorized

Visiting One of my U.S. Favorite Places

My husband and I are off to spend a 3 day weekend in one of my favorite places, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I have never been during October so I am hoping to catch some fall color from the aspen trees and maybe a little snow in the higher elevations.  I’m just hoping that we… Continue reading Visiting One of my U.S. Favorite Places

France · Paris · Uncategorized

Hotel Esprit St. Germain

We also stayed at the Hotel Esprit St. Germain for our first two nights in Paris and I can highly recommend this lovely boutique hotel in the 5th arrondissement.  This small hotel has only 28 rooms and is located on a quiet side street, Rue St. Sulpice.  The hotel’s philosophy is that guests should feel… Continue reading Hotel Esprit St. Germain

France · Uncategorized

Hotel de Crillon, Paris – Stay like a Princess in a Palace

Wow!  What a hotel.  I decided to end our trip with a one-night stay at a “splurge” hotel as I thought that would be a nice way to put the cherry on top.  After looking at many high end hotels like The Ritz, Mandarin Oriental, Le Meurice and Le Bristol, I settled on the Hotel… Continue reading Hotel de Crillon, Paris – Stay like a Princess in a Palace

France · Uncategorized

Hotel Belles Rives in Antibes

After three days in Nice, we got a taxi and made the 45 minute drive west to the beach town of Antibes, which is located on a peninsula called Cap d’Antibes.  Antibes was very popular with the literati crowd in the 1920’s and was frequently visited by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gerald and Sara… Continue reading Hotel Belles Rives in Antibes

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Lunch at Hotel Cap du Eden-Roc and Antibes

During our three day stay in Antibes, we tried to be pretty low-key.  We were getting a little tired of sight seeing and going, going, going so we spent the days sleeping in late, having a leisurely breakfast and then would do only one activity (which was sometimes followed by an afternoon nap).  Our second… Continue reading Lunch at Hotel Cap du Eden-Roc and Antibes

France · Uncategorized · Wine

Day Trip to Provence

On our last day in Nice, we had a private all-day tour with our guide, Franck Balbi, who took us out into the countryside.  The day was completely customizable and we told Franck that we wanted to see a picturesque village and to do some wine tastings to try the local wines.  He picked us… Continue reading Day Trip to Provence