The Perfect 5 Days in Paris Itinerary

Planning a trip to Paris? If you need some destination inspiration, here’s my itinerary for spending 5 wonderful days in Paris. The City of Light is one of the world’s most romantic cities. Paris is a capital of art, food, fashion, and culture. It’s my favorite big city in Europe. Paris is an ocean though. … Read more

Fascinating Facts About Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, the World’s Most Famous Painting

Here’s my guide to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa. It tells you everything you need to know about this famed Renaissance masterpiece, which hangs in the Louvre Museum. For centuries, people have been fascinated with Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. It’s one of the most famous, maybe THE most famous painting, in art history. Leonardo painted … Read more

Whodunit? Did Richard III Kill the Princes in the Tower of London?

“History is a lie!” — Robert Walpole, British Prime Minister For aficionados of true crime cold cases, the Louvre has a mesmerizing painting. It’s a haunting depiction of the greatest unsolved murder mystery in English history — the disappearance of the sons of King Edward IV, the “two princes in the tower.” If you’re an … Read more

Top 15 Cities in Europe for Art Lovers, For a Cultural City Break

Are you an art lover looking for the perfect cultural European city break or weekend getaway? If so, here’s my guide to the 15 best cities in Europe for art lovers. These artsy cities are home to Europe’s best museums and art collections. For each of these European cities, I tell you where to find … Read more

Guide To Small Museums With Supersized Collections

Here’s my guide to 27 of the world’s best small museums. Despite their size, these small museums have giant art collections. Great art often hides in less famous sites. These little gems preach quality over quantity. They boast magnificent — and sometimes overlooked — treasure trove collections. On a visit, you may feel like you’ve … Read more

Paid for by Revenge: Guide To Dumas’ Gaudy Pleasure Palace Chateau de Monte Cristo

“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.” –– Alexandre Dumas Here’s my guide to visiting Alexandre Dumas’ Chateau de Monte Cristo in Le Port Marly France. The chateau is an easy day trip from Paris. I tell you about the life of Dumas and what to … Read more

Guide To Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne: Modern Art and a Mysterious Art Heist

Listen up, culture vultures. Here’s my guide to visiting Paris’ Museum of Modern Art (or “MAM” as it is known), a bastion of modern art in Paris. I give you an overview of the museum and must know tips for visiting. I have been to many Paris museums, both large and small, in my many … Read more

Top Attractions in Paris’ Opera District: the 9th Arrondissement

Here’s my guide to the must visit attractions in the glamorous 9th arrondissement in Paris. There are some amazing things to do and see in the Opera District. It abounds with culture and sophistication, with an appealing mix of glamor and on trend Paris hidden gems. The 9th extends from the Opera Garnier in the … Read more

The Palace of Versailles Opens Its Digital Doors, A Free Tour of Everything

“It’s not a palace, it’s an entire city. Superb in its size, superb in its matter.” — Charles Perrault, 1687 Here’s my guide to taking a virtual tour of the Palace of Versailles. Versailles is the most ornate and famous royal chateau in France. Once hidden away behind closed doors, the palace is now yours … Read more

Guide To Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, Resting Place of Brilliant Minds

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde Here’s my guide to visiting Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris’ village of the dead. It’s an off the beaten path Paris hidden gem in the 20th arrondissement. Why go to a cemetery you might be thinking? Isn’t it … Read more