1.5 days in Paris: Boulangeries, pâtisseries, et fromageries

**I started this post before Nov. 13, when Paris was viciously attacked by ISIS. It's taken time to finish it. Coming back to it after the attacks has given me a new perspective on the city and appreciation for its people. Vous êtes belle, Paris. By day 10.5,  we'd been to London, Barcelona, and Florence. …

13 days in Europe: London, Barcelona, Florence, and Paris

In less than two weeks, I'll be touching down at Heathrow, ready for 13 days of European adventures. Whoa. In an effort to not completely exhaust myself (and Steve), I've pulled some must-see places and recommended restaurants, but I'm not doing a full-out itinerary. (I'm using Stay.com to keep track of everything, which allows you …

5 things Friday: Me & Martha, passport woes, and more

Here are five things that I learned this week: Martha Stewart and I share a fondness for gin. I don't like Chex Mix, but Chex Mix Popped? This is a whole other ballgame. This stuff is addictive, especially the Sweet & Salty. Examiner.com is now requiring 1500 words for articles. That's almost twice as many …