All posts tagged: travel

Ann’s Best Travel Tips (So Far)

If you’re an avid traveler you’ve probably seen – and read – lots of articles about how to get the most out of your trip. They’re usually pretty similar, stuff you’ve heard over and over – pack light, watch out for pickpockets, where to buy […]

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Dank u Amsterdam

Some final bits and pieces about my trip to Amsterdam.  Hotel. I stayed at the Max Brown Hotel located in the canal district (they also have one near the major museums), a fun and somewhat funky hotel. Situated on the Herengracht canal, the Max Brown […]

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Last Day Hightlights

I am home again from my latest adventure, enjoying our spring weather and my own modest (but still beautiful) tulip display. However, Amsterdam is still on my mind and I have a few more stories to share starting with a little more about what I […]

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Variety Show

Were you worried that I had run out of pictures of tulips? Ha! As if.     My last day in Amsterdam was a study in contrasts as I visited a wide range of sites. A day like this reveals just a hint of the variety […]

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Windy City 

And she’s back! Back to blogging and back to Chicago.  Ever since I heard about a traveling exhibit of the fashions of Downton Abbey, I had hoped that it would come somewhere close to home so when it was scheduled for Chicago I began plotting. […]

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Globetrotting 2015

   2015 was a spectacular travel year for me; of course, any year that includes a visit to Paris is going to be pretty awesome. Paris was the highlight, but there was lots of other awesomeness too. Here it is, by the numbers.  4 Big […]

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Nous sommes parisiens*

   As the news from Paris came in yesterday, I was filled with two main thoughts – heartbreak and sadness for the victims and their families of this senseless attack on this beautiful city that so many of us love, and the realization that this […]

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Brief Looks – Paris

Back from Paris for nearly a month and I still have stories to tell! In the interest of making way for other, more current projects though, I’m going to start wrapping the trip up. Here are quick looks at what we did the last couple […]

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Abbesses Metro

The Abbesses Metro station is one of the most colorful and most interesting stations in Paris. The exit/entrance to the station is one of the last two original Guimard-designed Art Nouveau Metropolitan signs with a cover. It fits its Montmartre neighborhood, a area that is […]

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Jacquemart-Andre Museum

One of the smaller, lesser known museums in Paris, the Jacquemarquet Andre museum was built as a private home by a wealthy 19th century French banker Edouard Andre and his wife Nelie Jacquemart. Avid art collectors, the home and its contents were bequeathed to the […]

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