Travel Safety As a frequent traveler, I am careful with guarding my personal effects including my wallet, which is always placed in my front pocket during the warmer months. In the cooler months, I wear a coat that has inside pocket near the upper right or left chest. Throughout all my travels, I have only… Continue reading Travel Advice – Be Vigilance
A visit through France offers one the opportunity to explore this great European country from its rich history, wine regions, and food. During your tour, consider taking in some of the many beautiful cathedrals dotted throughout the country. Some are within city centers while others stand out as beacons guiding one safely from the sea… Continue reading Cathedrals Of France
Exploring the 18th Arrondissement A walk through the more hilly streets of Montmartre is like the village for New Yorker or at least, that is what I've been told. This part of Paris is where artists used to enjoy a more comfortable part of life and display their works, but the prices have increase. I… Continue reading The Montmartre of Paris
The idiom 'here today, (and) gone tomorrow' is a reminder of the tragedy that unfolded in Paris yesterday. This rings true even with such centuries old icon places, that can be damaged in such a short period of time either by natural disaster or man-made events. In fact, many of the places one wishes to… Continue reading Reminding Us Why Recording of Our History Is Important.
The reason for why one first chooses to travel may be easy to answer and includes: taking the summer off from college, wishing to get out of that small town you grew up in, or having that adventurous spirit to see this beautiful planet. Why did you first choose to travel? My Reasons for Traveling:… Continue reading Why Did You First Decide to Travel?
The Eiffel Tower A few facts that you may or may not know about this mammoth structure that stands out among the buildings in its own park are as follows: Built in 1889 as part of the grand entrance to the Paris World Exposition. The Tower is 986-feet tall and was the world's tallest building… Continue reading Paris’ Eiffel Tower
The Château de Chantilly As one of the jewels of France's cultural heritage, we had to visit this site. The amazing part is that this site has survived through the generation and was once a home of the last King of France- Louis-Philippe son's- the Duke of Aumale. The chateau houses most of the… Continue reading Domaine de Chantilly-France
For this year's Christmas season, we decided to spend time in Paris. This holiday season the city has been marred by weekly citywide violence that unfortunately became a regular part f the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests. This did not stop us from continuing to enjoy Paris, but with more caution this time around. One… Continue reading Christmas in Uneasy Paris
During a most recent trip to Paris, I took the #85 bus to Les Puces de Clignancourt for a visit to "Marché aux puces," which literally translates to-- you guessed it-- "flea market". The largest Paris flea market is located in St. Ouen and was established around 1870. The name of this market is rumored to… Continue reading Paris’ Flea Markets-A Must See