Alsace in April: Colmar Spring Festival and Textiles in Ribeauvillé

Alsace in April: Colmar Spring Festival and Textiles in Ribeauvillé

Man, by posting about April showers last week, I must have jinxed the weather- it's been so stunning in Switzerland. I'm talking a solid 25*C and sunshine! It's incredible how much sunshine and warm weather lifts your spirits. I've been in such an incredible mood the past weekend. Colmar To completely celebrate the first warm [...]

A First Timer’s Guide to Paris

A First Timer’s Guide to Paris

Ahh Paris... The City of Lights and Love. I've been to Paris quite a few times now... and every time I've gone has been so special. Paris is like no other place. Paris is a place you should visit more than once. The first time to see all of the touristy must-sees, and the second [...]

Being a Kid Again: A Disneyland Paris Guide

Being a Kid Again: A Disneyland Paris Guide

When I was younger, I was living in California and being homeschooled. This was great for many reasons, but the most important (by far!) was that my mum, sister, and I could get off-peak Disneyland season tickets. They were much cheaper than regular tickets (though prices have certainly gone up since then), and we got [...]

unexpected provence

unexpected provence

Our boat docked in Marseille, France, which I was just so excited to see! I had only heard wonderful things about the area. Our family rented a car and off we went, driving to some small little towns that just scream Provence. The car was tiny, really a four person car, but rented as a [...]

unexpected corsica

unexpected corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica is a wonderful little find! Crystal clear water, quaint little streets, and Napoleon’s home! We got off the ship and found a market! After strolling through it and looking at all of the fresh fruits and veggies, preserved meats, and yummy cheeses, we started strolling by the ocean.   Our little ocean stroll [...]

unexpected frejus

unexpected frejus

Our ship docked in San Raphaël. San Raphaël is a cute little beachside town in Southern France, a place to check out if you’re in St. Tropez or Nice, or even Monte Carlo! We actually decided to check out a nearby town instead, as we wanted to see the arena from the Romans. We wheeled [...]

unexpected hiking

unexpected hiking

If you haven’t been able to tell from my previous blog posts, Nepal is very near and dear to my heart (and yes, I know I never shut up about it). Ever since visiting there, I’ve become so passionate about trekking. Because I can’t jet off to the Himalayas whenever I’d like to (unfortunately), day [...]

unexpected colmar

unexpected colmar

Today I visited a fairytale town... No, really, I could swear that Belle from Beauty & The Beast was inspired by Colmar, France. I took the tram to the Basel SBB (the train station), and after searching for tickets to France (they were impossible to find), then finding that there was a separate "France" portion of the [...]

unexpected paris: photo blog

unexpected paris: photo blog

Stop 2: Paris. The city of love. The city I fell in love with. Paris was filled with sososo many memories. Cam and I both loved Paris, and called it our favorite destination of our trip (there was tough competition, but it won). Since we only spent three days here, we packed a billion different [...]