Salzburg, Austria – Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series 🙂 After leaving Eagles Nest, we drove about forty minutes to Salzburg to return the rental car and check into our hotel. We stayed at Hotel IMlaur Pitter and got a free upgrade to the Double Classic room. It was spacious, clean, and the bed…

Munich, Germany – The Residenz & German Food

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series. I’m continuing today with the second half of our day in Munich. Besides the glockenspiel at Marienplatz, touring the Residnez Complex was the only item on our itinerary for the day. I wasn’t sure how tired we’d feel so I left the day pretty open.…

London – Tower Bridge & St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 Today we’re picking up right after our tour of the Tower of London. Just a few steps away from the White Tower is the iconic Tower Bridge (often mistaken for London Bridge). It has been turned into a museum that allows visitors to…

Paris – Palais Garnier & Galleries Lafayette

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 After spending the morning at the Rodin Museum, Jon and I headed to our final excursion in Paris, a tour of the Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera house. I booked us a tour with an opera house guide and he was incredible! This…

Paris – Musee d’Orsay & Crepes

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 After wandering the streets of Montmartre, Jon and I briskly walked back towards Saint Germain for our second excursion of the day, The Musee d’Orsay. We were very glad that the walk was downhill this time. We walked through the elegant Place Vendôme.…

Paris – Touring the Versailles Summer Homes

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 Today is the final installment of our favorite day exploring Versailles. After touring the palace and gardens, we walked through The Park to get to the Trianon Palaces and Domaine de Marie Antoinette. You need additional tickets to visit these “summer homes”, and…

Paris – A Day at the Palace of Versailles

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 In case you missed the first post, you can check out our time visiting Saint Chapelle, the Concierge, and Notre Dame here. Today's post covers my favorite day of the entire trip, our day in Versailles. This was the excursion I was most looking…