Category Travel

VALLÉE DE LA LOIRE (IV) – Chenonceau

Our Loire Valley adventure continued as we made our way to the incredibly majestic Château de Chenonceau.  This one was probably one of my favorites.  It felt like a real castle with all the turrets, gardens and even the incredible Alice in Wonderland like labyrinth.  The fact that it sits on a river renders it even more […]

Lausanne from the water’s edge

Lausanne harbor, a speedboat, the wind in my hair.  A breathtaking backdrop of the incredibly majestic snow-capped Alps.  Reflections grace the Lac Leman.  Ducks glide across the water.  Boats scattered everywhere.  Nothing around us only 10 minutes out.  Engines off.  Calm.  A still that is incredible.  Not a sound, not a whisper.  Not a ripple in […]

Cherry Blossoms in Tours

I wanted to share what I think are some exceptionally stunning photos from my short stay in Tours a few weeks ago.  This is one of my favorite times of the year as blossoms explode and colors start to breathe life back into winters stark nature.  One of my dreams is to visit Japan in […]


For those following my Vallée de la Loire adventure, we headed to the city of Tours and Château Cheverny after Chambord and Blois.  What struck me most during this brief 4 day adventure was how varied and unique these little cities and châteaux were.  Cheverny was particularly exciting for this reason because it felt a bit more adventurous in […]

Vallée de la Loire (II) – Blois

The Loire Valley adventure continues… as we made our way to the adorable town of Blois after Chambord.  This wasn’t initially on the plan but given its close proximity to Tours, our next destination after Orléans, it only made sense to travel through it while we still had a few hours of sunlight. I fell in […]

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