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2014 Gift Guide for the Travel Lover

2014 Travel Gift Guide

Can you believe that we’re already 10 days into December? Yikes! Christmas always seems to sneak up on me and this year is no different. I know it seems like everyone and their dog is putting out a gift guide this time of year, but I love looking at them all when I get stumped on a cool gift for someone. I also wanted to share some things that I use in my travel life that I think would make fab gifts for the travel lover on your shopping list.

Hotel de Sèze – Paris, France

Hotel de Seze - Paris, France |

Paris strikes me as a lady of a city. Elegant and refined. Not gaudy and loud. Not overly showy or pushy. When I think of hotels in Paris I think of cozy, elegant rooms mixing heritage buildings and fine fixtures. Of hushed conversations and real tea drunk from china cups, not paper. On the border between the 8th and 9th arrondissements sits the newly opened Hotel de Seze, which embodies all of these qualities.

I See Butterflies

Butterflies |

Over the last four years, I’ve seen butterflies every time I travel. From Chicago to Tokyo, Costa Rica to Spain. They’ve been red, yellow, brown, and orange. They’re a beautiful reminder that I’m not alone and someone is watching out for me.

Sunday Snap: Green Trails in Formentera, Spain

International Mittens |

The Story of My International Mittens

It’s currently snowing the first real, stick to the ground snow of the year here in St. John’s as I write this. Since it’s new and I have yet to have to shovel it I...

Is the Mona Lisa the Original Kardashian?

One of my aunt's has called me Mona Lisa for many, many years so it was pretty special when I got to stand a few feet from the real deal this fall. It could also be why I...


Tips for Flying Ryanair

When you think of budget airlines I bet Ryanair is one of the first ones that comes to mind, isn't it? They advertise prices so low that you figure they can't be true. We...

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