The Paris Opera exterior

Underrated Paris: The Paris Opera Tour No One Told Me About

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It’s really not a secret when it’s right in plain sight but like so many other Paris attractions, how often do you go inside?  Do you only have the top 5 on your list (Tour Eiffel, Mona Lisa at The Louve, Versailles, Seine Cruise and Arc de Triomphe)?  If you are like me, you’ve missed a […]

Hotel Therese Paris lobby lounge design

Hotel Therese Paris Review – Luxury, Chocolate and Style in the 1st Arr.

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Paris boutique hotels continue to impress me with their style, warmth and service levels.  Finding a new luxury gem to add to my Parisian collection has become my new obsession in Paris (it takes hours of research before I commit to try a new hotel).  Hotel Therese in Paris made my radar three years ago […]

Colorful houses of Reykjavik Iceland

Start Planning! Philly to Iceland (PHL – KEF) on Icelandair Coming Soon

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Icelandair announced last week that it will start service from Philadelphia to Reykjavik (PHL – KEF)  in the summer of 2017. From May 30, 2017 through September 20, 2017, they will fly four times a week between Philadelphia and Reykjavik.  That’s big news for Philadelphia International Airport to gain another direct international flight (last year […]

BA Lounge JFK

The British Airways Lounge JFK New York with Elemis Spa Review

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The first time I visited the British Airways lounge JFK at Terminal 7, I was with my niece and we had just fled the city that was gridlocked due to a Presidential visit in our own version of the Amazing Race.   I was stress out upon arrival while my niece was eyes full of […]

Mona Lisa at the Louvre

Travel Truth: Visiting Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris

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Does your visit to Paris count if you haven’t seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre?  What if you’ve seen her but didn’t take a selfie, can you still check it off your “bucket list”?  It’s funny (more sad than funny) that many visitors to the Louvre are there just to see Mona Lisa as […]

Paris Opera tour Ballroom

Mom’s First Trip to Paris & London – The 10 Day Itinerary

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Europe, Family Travel, London, New York, Paris, Points World, Travel with Mom

My “travel hacking” hobby as some call it, has definitely provided me with unbelievable memories from trips around the world.  One of the best parts of this “hobby” is sharing the travels with my family.  Two years ago, my then eleven year old niece, traveled on her first trip to Paris & London (business class) […]

St. Paul's Cathedral London at Night

Bright Lights and Photos at Night in London, Paris, Dublin and Philadelphia

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“I’ve Loved the Stars Too Fondly to Be Fearful of the Night” – Galileo The Best Nights are Usually Unplanned, Random and Spontaneous Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness There are so many great quotes to find about the “Night” FriFotos theme, the above are just a few.  Each reminds me about what I love about […]

The Muse Hotel Review – A New York City Kimpton Suite Weekend

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There are some hotels that make you happy and others that make you sad.  The latter category is usually reserved for an overnight stay when I don’t stay in the room that long and want to save money.  I had the choice for my weekend in New York to pick a hotel that made me  happy […]

O'Connell Monument in Dublin

Travel Truths Are Closer Than They Appear

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We all know the saying “Objects are Closer than they Appear” well a recent conversation with a friend made me think about Travel Truths. My friend just returned from the West Coast, a trip that seemed fabulous by her Facebook photos.  I asked her about the trip and she said “it was horrible”….I looked at […]

The Logan Hotel design

The Logan Hotel Philadelphia Review: A Boutique Beauty by Curio Collection

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For over thirty years, the hotel on the Parkway was the legendary Four Seasons Philadelphia.  When word came last  year that the Four Seasons was closing to move into the new Comcast Center in 2018, the travel/points message boards were guessing who would reflag the hotel. Most agreed that Philadelphia is lacking in luxury properties […]