Tag Archives: Paris

Revisiting My Favorite Site In the City of Love, The Paris Catacombs

paris catacombsThis past winter break, the Michael W Travels family headed to Paris. While Kim and I had each (separately) been to Paris before, this would be the first visit to France for our kids.

I typically like to try to visit new countries rather than repeat. However, it had been something like 18 years since I had last visited.

Thanks to a sweet deal from a Delta Air Lines bump (from the previous winter break), we used our vouchers to book flights to Paris. Continue reading Revisiting My Favorite Site In the City of Love, The Paris Catacombs

This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum

museumDuring our travels, we like to visit a museum or two during the course of our trips. We try to find a museum that’s geared towards kids, but many we visit aren’t.

Art museums aren’t always the most fun for kids and it can definitely be annoying to hear questions like when are we leaving or are we almost finished constantly!

The Michael W Travels family recently got back from a trip to France and Monaco. During our trip, we were surprised by how much Lucas enjoyed the Musee d’ Orsay in Paris. While in Nice, we visited the Chagall Museum. Continue reading This Will Have Your Kid Not Wanting To Leave The Museum

This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

paris restaurant While in Paris, we made sure to eat a variety of French specialties. The thing is that many of them tended to lean more towards the dessert category!

After spending time visiting the Eiffel Tower, we decided to grab lunch at le “Relais de l’Entrecote”.

The restaurant is well known for serving one dish, steak frites. Continue reading This Paris Restaurant Serves One Dish & It’s Awesome!

How To Save Money On Disneyland Paris Tickets

Disneyland ParisEverybody knows that visiting¬† theme parks isn’t cheap. You can expect to pay around $100 per person per day to visit major parks like Disney.

Odds are pretty high that if you’re visiting a theme park, it will be the priciest day of your trip.

The Michael W Travels family recently visited France over winter break. We decided to visit Disneyland Paris on Christmas Day since we figured that pretty much nothing would be open.  Continue reading How To Save Money On Disneyland Paris Tickets

An Easy Way To Save Money On The Paris Metro

Paris MetroOur this past winter break, the Michael W Travels family flew to Paris. Kim and I had both previously visited Paris (separately) around 18 years back.

We were both excited to return to the city for a visit together and with our kids, Lucas and Theo. (During the trip we also visited Nice and Monaco for the first time.)

Paris is a pretty large city divided up into 20 arrondissements. Getting from one area to the next can be time consuming.

Luckily, the Paris Metro is really efficient, reliable and affordable.  Continue reading An Easy Way To Save Money On The Paris Metro

Our (Pretty Much) Failed Attempt at Visiting The Center of Paris

ParisDuring our winter trip, the Michael W Travels family visited Paris, Nice and Monaco. We chose to fly to France due to a voluntary bump on the way home from last year’s winter trip.

While researching things to do in Paris, I came across a site that I had to visit- a marker which is at the center of the city. Continue reading Our (Pretty Much) Failed Attempt at Visiting The Center of Paris

Is It Worth Paying Over 2X The Price To Skip The Line At Paris Catacombs?

Paris CatacombsLast winter break I turned 63,000 SkyMiles into $2,700 in Delta Air Lines vouchers. While we weren’t sure what to do with our good fortune, we ended up booking this winter break’s trip to Paris.

During our trip, there was one site that was a must- visit. I had visited the Paris Catacombs years back and always wanted to return. Continue reading Is It Worth Paying Over 2X The Price To Skip The Line At Paris Catacombs?

Due To Protests, the Eiffel Tower Will Close This Weekend

Eiffel Tower
image: wikicommons

When you think of France, the first thing that probably comes to most people’s minds is the Eiffel Tower.

During a visit to Paris years back, I walked up the Eiffel Tower in uncomfortable sandals due to my luggage being delayed. I’m looking forward to visiting the famed tower again during an upcoming visit, hopefully… Continue reading Due To Protests, the Eiffel Tower Will Close This Weekend

Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued

Paris Catacombs
From Michael W Travels visit in 2001

During my second trip to Europe in 2001, I got my first taste of a site that I consider odd.

I was in Paris with a friend and I called home to say hello to my family. My mother had come across an interesting article in an upstate NY newspaper. She told me about a site which had recently reopened in Paris.

Right after the call, I stopped at a Tourist Information Center to inquire about the Paris Catacombs. Continue reading Teens Lost 3 Days in Paris Catacombs, Rescued