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I recently retired and having planned many trips over the years for friends and family, I decided to start a website to continue that planning for others. I plan trips and recommend transportation, hotels and apartments, restaurants, entertainment and things to see and do. I have traveled to Paris and throughout France and Italy numerous times since 1989 and lived and visited all through California my entire life.
I think Christopher hit it on the head. The area around Shakespeare and Company is more central and closer to the major tourist attractions, but it has something of a party feel, especially as you get over to the Place Saint-Michel The area around Pl... See More
...The 101 is not as easy a drive, but there are some good things to see. The stretch between Oxnard and Santa Barbara, the Pismo Beach area, San Luis Obispo , and the vineyards around Paso Robles are all nice areas. If you don't mind... See More
All four cities are great for your interests. You will have to fly from one to the other because the connections are not good on trains, even between Lisbon and Madrid. Your budget of $3500 excluding flights and hotels is very workable. If I were you... See More
Take the RER A from Charles de Gaulle - Étoile, Châtelet - Les Halles, or Gare de Lyon RER station to the Gare de Marne la Vallée Chessy station, which is in the middle of Disneyland Paris. The trains run very often and it takes about 45 minutes to g... See More
Hi Amad,I would recommend spending 3 nights in Athens, and from there, fly to Amsterdam for four nights. The trains from Amsterdam to Brussels and to then to Paris are fast. Spend three nights in Brussels with a day trip to Bruges. Then take the trai... See More
The guest rooms at the Ritz Carlton are all 400 square feet. The guest rooms at the Fairmont with two queen beds are 425 or 550 square feet in the main building and 370 square feet in the tower. The Fairmont is higher on Nob Hill and the Signature to... See More
Hi Kristi,I would second La Bastide Odéon and La Ferrandaise. Within walking distance, I also recommend the mom and pop La Cuisine de Philippe, Les Papilles, and the always fun Les Pipos. AG Saint Germain is a serious restaurant at good prices for t... See More