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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.

Travel Posts

Although I’ve been blessed to have been able to travel to many parts of the U.S., there are still so many states I haven’t been to. My goal is to eventually visit all 50 states as well as to see more of the world. I’m fortunate to work for a company that provides me with the opportunity to travel potentially around the world, which will be a new experience for me. I’d love to share my travel stories and any tips I come across with you here.


Places I’ve been and things I’ve learned in the process of getting there and back again.

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Posts from the “Travel” Category

Ernest Hemingway house and museum (7/13/2017) - Cats, history, literature, more cats, heat and humidity - all in a gorgeous tropical setting in Key West.
Parasailing in Key West (7/10/2017) - Had a fantastic time parasailing with my family in beautiful Key West. We started the day with snorkeling, moved on to parasailing, and then wrapped it up with jet skis. The weather was perfect and our Sebago crew was great!  
Sacré-Coeur Sacré-Coeur, Paris (6/26/2017) - I would highly recommend a visit here if you're in Paris and if you can handle the stairs. It's a good workout so in addition to seeing a magnificent place of worship and incredible views of Paris, you can also justify eating that extra croissant or pain au chocolat or having that extra glass of wine. Enjoy!
Paris Catacombs skulls and bones Paris Catacombs (6/23/2017) - Welcome to the Empire of the Dead, the creepy eternal resting place of more than 6 million people 60 meters under the streets of Paris.
William the Conqueror and the Bayeux Tapestry (6/22/2017) - If you have a chance to visit Bayeux, you should definitely go to the Tapestry Museum in town. The tapestry is really more of a work of embroidery and it depicts the full story of William the Conqueror so that the masses who could not read would be able to understand and learn the story.
Notre-Dame Cathedral Bayeax Bayeux Cathedral (6/21/2017) - The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux is a stunning example of Gothic architecture built 1000 years ago in honor of William the Conqueror.
Abbaye aux Hommes Caen Caen, Normandy (6/21/2017) - On our last day in Normandy, we took the train to Caen. It’s a quick and easy trip from Bayeux, about 20 minutes. Caen is much bigger than Bayeux but unlike Bayeux, it was almost completely destroyed in bombing raids as part of Operation Overlord (the Battle of Normandy). Fortunately, a few historical things remain, including part of William the Conqueror’s Ducal Château and two abbeys: Abbaye aux Hommes (men’s […]
Bayeux, Normandy (6/20/2017) - I've written about our tours to various D-Day spots and Mont St. Michel, but here, I'll write a bit about Bayeux, the charming city we stayed in while we were in Normandy. Bayeux was the first city to be liberated during the Battle of Normandy (aka, Operation Overlord, which includes but is not limited to D-Day) and because it was used as a headquarters of sorts, it miraculously escaped destruction via the bombing raids that the Allies completed throughout the region.
Magnets from Normandy, Paris, and Bruges (6/19/2017) - For several years, we’ve been collecting magnets during our travels. They make great souvenirs since they are inexpensive, small, and easy to bring back home even while traveling carry-on only. Plus, we can revisit our trips every time we look at them displayed on the sides of our fridge. However, several trips ago, we ran out of room on the fridge so we’re trying not to go overboard with adding […]
Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France (6/17/2017) - The day after our D-Day tour in Normandy, we took a guided tour of Mont St. Michel. If you have a chance to visit Normandy, I would put this as a must-see on your travel itinerary. A Visit from St. Michel: If you build it, they will come Mont St. Michel is about a 1.5 hour drive from our base in Bayeux through the Norman countryside. Along the way, you […]

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