[travelogue]

Some days, I feel like a seasoned world traveler. Others, like I've barely left my own backyard. In an effort to remind myself of where I've been, and where I'd like to go, I wanted to chronicle major trips I have taken in the past. Some trips are major, some are far reaching, and some just remind me of good times. Come travel with me...

[paris, france]

Let me tell you the best way to see Paris: the whirlwind way. We had 36 hours, well-worn Nikes, and a guidebook at our disposal to see the City of Lights. And truly, we couldn't have done it any better. The more French you know, the better - if you make a sincere effort, we found that the French were much more accomodating. Which meant, I did all the ticket buying, food ordering and shopping. :-) The food and wine are exorbitantly expensive, but are just part of the experience. In any case, pick what you are most interested in seeing, see it, and then spend the rest of the time wandering around The Louvre. Even so, you'll never see it all. I highly recommend...

[toronto, canada]

Toronto is a beautiful city - fantastic architecture, lakefront view, and lots to do. Though I only had a few days in the city, most of it on business, I did see some of the sites and took notes about what to do and see, given the chance to go back. Which I hope to do in the future. I highly recommend...

[st. louis, usa]

I realize St. Louis is not exactly world traveling, but it brings up fond memories of a weekend spent there with my sister. I highly recommend...

[cincinnati, usa]

Cincinnati is a great river town - somewhere I could picture myself living, though I'm not much of a big city girl. It has great shopping, friendly folks, a wonderful riverfront park area, and great places to visit. Cincinnati was always a treat when I was kid - because it usually meant visiting King's Island, the roller coaster park. Every winter for about 5 years, Mum would pull me out of school on a Friday so we could travel with her friend and her friend's daughter to Cinci to stay in the Clarion and go on a Volksmarch. I used to love walking through all the skywalks and window shopping as we walked. Per tradition, we always did a cartwheel in the square that is featured in the opening to WKRP in Cincinnati. Cinci has always held a special place in my heart because of all the fun trips taken there over the years. I highly recommend...

[boston, usa]

Boston is a great place to visit - the big city, but with it's own unique flair, style, speech and history. No where else can you find a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner, eat some of the best seafood anywhere, and hit the beach after walking the same places people like Revere walked. Boston is a great, great vacation spot. I highly recommend...