I love the way traveling helps me live in the moment and to see life with fresh eyes. My current obsession is preparing for a return visit to Paris after too many years.
Texas Junk Co is a funky, authentically Houston institution with hundreds of "certified pre-owned" and vintage cowboy boots. No credit cards. Usually open Friday and Saturday only, from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to make sure. The owner,... See More
I've traveled solo in Paris and found it to be safe and fun! In fact, I've felt more comfortable walking alone at night in Paris than I would in the U.S. Getting around and managing without knowing french can be challenging at times, but the rewards... See More
I'd take the very reasonable RER train into central Paris (Notre Dame, Saint-Michel stop) and walk around the islands and along the La Seine, stopping to enjoy a beverage at a cafe and do some people watching.... See More
Belleville, Oberkampf and Ménilmontant neighborhoods have a lot of cool street art. Check out www.undergroundparis.org . Remarkably there is a Keith Haring altarpiece in the Église Saint-Eustache... See More
Cour Carrée du Louvre. This is the inner courtyard at the Louvre, one over from the pyramid. Go at dusk. There might be an impromptu music performance if you're lucky. Also, Place Furstemberg, and Cour de Rohan.... See More
I've been looking into the same issue for an upcoming Paris trip and I settled on switching to Tmobile Simple Choice Plan because they have unlimited data and texting in France. I won't have to change any setting upon arrival and it doesn't cost anything extra.... See More