Travel tip: 1 easy way to remember what you see at the Louvre

There are about 35,000 pieces of artwork on display at the Louvre Museum and with the exception of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, you probably won’t remember all the pieces you see. Not to mention, there is no way you’ll see all 35,000 pieces in one visit.


Mona Lisa at the Louvre

So, how do you remember the famous and not so famous paintings, sculptures and pottery works? Continue reading

My visit to Versailles with a dead digital camera

Outside of the Royal Chapel in Versailles

The outside of the Royal Chapel at Versailles.

Traveling is so much more than checking off a list of must sees. There are adventures and experiences that enrich and add depth to our memories of our visits. That is why I include a personal story of experience every month from serendipitously attending Mass at Notre Dame to a sudden change in pace while walking along the Champs Elysees.

Versailles had many but I decided to share one of the more humorous. Continue reading

Travel Tip: Take Pictures of Street Signs

Photographing street signs is one of my favorite travel tips.
It serves several purposes not only while you are on your trip but also after you return.

Take a photograph of the street where you are staying.


Paris Street Sign

Before you head out to explore, snap a quick pic of where you are staying. It will be helpful in remembering the street until you become familiar with your area. Also, if you can’t speak the language well, you can show the picture of the street you are trying to find.

When you return from your trip, you have it as a record of where you stayed. Continue reading