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Mountain Summers in Avoriaz, France

The pangs of wanderlust linger, even now that our friends in Europe are done sharing photos of their gorgeous summer holidays. All summer Facebook reminded me of our adventures in the past few years. Now I’m tackling a photo book to recap our 2017, which is a bittersweet task. We traveled a lifetime’s-worth that year.… Continue reading Mountain Summers in Avoriaz, France

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Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France (If You Will)

Before we hopped the pond, I convinced a friend to join me on an extended day-long bus trip to the fishing village of Boulogne-sur-Mer in France. This was big; it was her first whole day away from her kids for fun in 10 years. Thankfully our husbands were able to work out a work schedule… Continue reading Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France (If You Will)

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That Time We Visited Versailles

We visited Paris on our honeymoon nine years ago. In our two days there, we explored the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay, ate lobster and creme brulee with champagne at midnight in the rain and watched Tour de France racers ride up and down Champs-Elysees for hours. I have since wished that we’d had time to… Continue reading That Time We Visited Versailles

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5 (minus 1) Things to Do in Paris with Little Kids

The first friend Walden made at his new school was a boy who recently returned from a trip to Paris. Not that they talked about their experiences in Paris while playing pretend blasters, but having been to Paris was cool enough for the teachers to share that tidbit with me. Visiting Paris with two small children… Continue reading 5 (minus 1) Things to Do in Paris with Little Kids

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Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France

That we weren’t going to drive all the way to Barcelona with two small kids in one day was very clear in the early stages of our planning. Where in the middle of France we would stop was not. In my head at the time, France was Paris and…whatever else. Chateaus and vineyards. Though we… Continue reading Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France