Travel on a Budget

Being a teacher makes me a budget traveler.  I cut back in other areas of my life so traveling can be possible.  I may not own a house anytime soon, but that is not my priority.  Besides watching my spending carefully, I have some tricks to save on the expenses of the trip.  I’ve broken…

Preparing for Paris

One of my favorite items on my to-do list before I travel is to read books and watch movies about the place.  It builds the anticipation, and provides some background information before I go.  Paris has an endless selection of literature written about the city of light.  Many American writers have found inspiration parked at…

50 Things to do on Your Own

Exploring on your own should be an activity written in all guidebooks.  Whether you are traveling alone, or just want to get away from the group for a bit, here are some things you can do: Academic 1. Take an art history class -If you’ve never liked art, or never understood it, why not start? …