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This is the pool at the Inn & Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We stayed here several years ago while on our cross-country trip across America. As you can see, this gorgeous Pueblo-style hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing Santa Fe vacation. While we were here, we met up with Sara Eyestone, a famous American artist who just happened to be one of Paul’s neighbors when he… Read More

This photo was taken out the window of our hotel room in Lyon, France. Usually, I remember the names of every hotel and restaurant we’ve stayed at, but this one, I can’t recall. This usually means there wasn’t anything memorable about it, or I didn’t like it, but there are so many memories from our stay in this hotel that are just…funny. Here are a few: You had to walk through the… Read More

I’ll never forget the first time we rented an apartment for a month in Paris.  In the weeks and days before the trip,  I envisioned waking up every morning to the Eiffel Tower out my window and smooth jazz serenading me to sleep each night (think opening track to Woody Allen’s movie “Midnight in Paris”). Then the taxi dropped us off on a tiny side street leading to our temporary home in the 1st Arrondissement (Les Halles)… Read More

Paris, that magical place that makes people’s eyes sparkle.  Whether they’ve traveled there or not, the world swoons over Paris.  Maybe its love, maybe its good bread and cheese, or maybe its just that glittering tower that draws travelers in and keeps them coming back for more.  With all of its fascinating architecture, glittering lights, and bustling cafes, the city of Paris is dreamy and delicious and not to be missed. I… Read More