• Palace of Versailles

    Travel: Palace of Versailles

    Palace of Versailles is about an hour outside of Paris by train. We train hopped twice and made it in about 48 minutes with a 12 minute walk through the city of Versailles. Arrive early, since as you can see from the photo above, the line is long to get through security. Took us about 45 minutes to get into the palace. Once in we used our phones with the Palace of Versailles app to listen to the in-depth tour of the royal residence. Palace…

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    Travel: Musée d’Orsay

    The Musée d’Orsay is worth the visit – to me, it’s better than any other museum in Paris and quite possibly my favourite museum of all time. It’s full of so much impressionist art and I could sit there and stare at it all day long. Not to mention the location of this place is beautiful. Right by the river with all the boats and traffic, so urban and cosmopolitan. Musée d’Orsay Our first stop at the Musée – the Upper Level 5. Full of…

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    Travel: Arc de Triomphe

    The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris and it’s a memorial to honour the soldiers who fought in the fought and died for France in the Revolutionary and Napoleon Wars. There are 660 names inscribed in the stone. Arc de Triomphe The monument isn’t very tall – only about 13 floors, yet when you’re walking it up certainly feels like a lot! If you’re looking to get a pic right in front of the arch like we did above, you’ll have to dart…

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    Travel: Las Vegas Snapshot

    We’re in Las Vegas! So, let’s check out this Las Vegas Snapshot for a quick little highlight of our trip thus far. With 3 nights and 4 full, very full days, we’ve done a lot and still have a lot to do! Leaving the freezing cold of Edmonton (it was -44 with the windchill in the past week – happy we’re not there, now) for the warm fall-like days of January in Nevada, we’re happy. Happy sleeping in, seeing shows (oh, the shows!) and enjoying…

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    Travel: Eiffel Tower Paris

    The Eiffel Tower Paris is one of those icon worldly travel sights you just need to see. Even if you don’t travel up to the top, or spend much time there, you need to just look out the window of your taxi to see it. For me, it’s like a symbol of yes, I’m a traveller. I made it the 7000+ km across the ocean. So cool. The weird part, it’s a bit ugly. Brown, not black, and for reasons I can appreciate, the base…