Cabo is the perfect place for a family reunion. As a family we found endless ways to relax, explore, and take in all of the beauty Mexico has to offer. Our family reunion vacation was accentuated by views overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas. We spent countless hours at the beach….from kayaking, jet skiing to chilling at the pool. We did it all and more.
We’re back from sunny Florida and I’m so grateful that we were able to discover Orlando in our Mazda CX-9. My family and I were able to drive around Orlando in our luxurious SUV in such a relaxed manner. Also did you know that this car is the largest, most spacious Mazda?! CX-9 makes a perfect couples getaway or a shuttle with the whole family aboard.
Hello muggles and greetings from sunny Florida! My family and I are currently geeking out on anything and everything Harry Potter! In case you didn’t know: We are die hard fans. Being at Universal Orlando Resort is such a dream come true for me and my boys! Seeing my oldest son being such a fan of Harry Potter himself (he actually wants to change his name to Harry!) fills my heart with so much joy!
Over the weekend my family and I spent a night at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. We desperately needed a staycation. As a frequent reader of this blog you may know that we’re all about family time especially on the weekends. This being said when the opportunity came along to spend a night at the Wyndham’s Presidential Suite we knew that we couldn’t pass up on this amazing occasion. Chicago is not only our hometown but it truly holds a special place in our hearts.
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway is right: Paris is a moveable feast, a feast for your eyes. Returning to Europe has been nothing but pure joy except for my jet lag. We arrived early Sunday morning Paris time and I must admit: We were dead beat. My son and I slept on and off until 1PM the next day. However, after 1PM I said to myself: “Enough sleep. We need to go out and explore!” The fact, that most places are within walking distance, is such a plus! Hence my son, Kingston and I (my husband had to work) ventured out to Notre Dame. We passed the “Lovers Bridge”, and Kingston and I decided to leave a love locket with our initials behind as well. It was a very sweet moment.
I took these pictures myself today, and believe or not, but I really enjoyed being behind the lens for once. Capturing the beauty of Paris is almost impossible but I tried my hardest. Even though I’m European and I grew up with all this history around me I am still mesmerized every time I’m surrounded by historical architecture, such as Notre Dame. My son was quite smitten as well. He asked a lot of questions which I was very happy to answer.
This being said: Travel, travel! There’s nothing more beautiful but to smell foreign air.
As always, thanks much for visiting & have a wonderful day!
Much love from Paris!
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