It might be hard to pull yourself away from a city as captivating as Paris for a day, but trust me. Colorful enchantment awaits you at Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny.
Paris is a city whose mere mention conjures up a list of stereotypes – good and bad. Romantic and snooty are two that quickly come to mind.
For me, the word that best describes Paris is elegant. Or maybe it's gamorous. Sophisticated? That's the thing with Paris. Every person has a different response because it has so many sides.
It’s an open-air museum filled with fanciful architecture, stunning art, and interesting people who are proud of their city and country. Sure, pride can sometimes come across as snobbery, but we rarely saw it in our encounters.
Pont Alexander III
Edinburgh is love at first sight. Even in its misty haze.
We traveled by train from London to Edinburgh. As you enter the city, you’re immediately struck by its old-world beauty. Then you realize it’s more than skin deep. There’s just as much substance as you get to know the people and history of Scotland’s capital city with just under 500,000 residents.
What had I been waiting for?
That’s what I wondered as I explored London for the first time. It’s not like this was my first European rendezvous.
Instead of going to the place of my cultural heritage with a familiar language, I always opted for the continent’s more “exotic” offerings. Give me Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary. So much more interesting having to navigate a new language, I reasoned.
Only now was I arriving in London. And it took a friend’s 50th birthday celebration to get me here. Oh, foolish me.
If you want to let it all hang out, come to South Beach. You certainly won't feel underdressed sporting a bikini as you stroll Ocean Boulevard. However, I applied the rule of it never hurts to overdress for the occasion.
Described as an outdoor Las Vegas, we fully anticipated its party vibe. The Sin City crowd is definitely a target audience.