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Collioure, France: A Modernist’s Seaside Muse

“Most painters seek an exterior light in order to see clearly within themselves,” artist Henri Matisse once said. Nowhere in France, according to Matisse, is...

A Love Letter to Paris

When my plane landed at Charles de Gaulle, it was past dark in the City of Lights. I had booked our group an AirBnB...

Meet Me in Chamonix

The following was inspired by a journey of love, which carried me across Europe, through the mountains of Switzerland, and eventually to Chamonix, France. These...

5 Differences Between #vanlife in Europe and the U.S.

We traveled around the U.S. & Mexico in an RV for 18 months and loved every minute. In a comparatively small 21-foot-long vehicle, we...

Beautiful and Free: Vigo, Spain

When I graduated college in May of 2015, it was the culmination of any and all plans I had made for myself. After graduation,...

Stopping to Smell the Lavender in Southern France

When I am asked about my favorite travel experience, I like to say that I once carried 20 pounds of chocolate while hitchhiking across...

Guided by Yellow Diamonds

Guided by Yellow Diamonds Part 1 In the chilly, misty morning, I make my way out of my tent. I discover I have gotten a...

Paris in the Rain

For maximum enjoyment, it is highly recommended that you pair with a glass of 2005 Chateau Lalande-Borie Paris is just as enchanting in the rain...

Down the Slope in the Vallée Blanche

The sun is still low on the horizon as we reach the summit of the Aguille du Midi, painting the surrounding mountains a mix...