Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company

To fully appreciate the backstory of the fabled Shakespeare & Company bookstore, we must rewind to 1919, when a young female entrepreneur, bookseller and publisher named Sylvia Beach opened a bookshop in St. Germain-des-Prés.

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Rijksmuseum Library

Rijksmuseum Library

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is home to over 8,000 priceless artworks, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen... but did you know about the secret library? There is a magnificent art history library that is easy to overlook.

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Spring in The Netherlands

Spring in The Netherlands

The Netherlands became part of my life when I fell in love with a Dutchman. One of the loveliest perks of having a European boyfriend is that you gain a second home and family on the other side of the world.

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Monet’s Home & Waterlily Garden

Monet’s Home & Waterlily Garden

Giverny in Normandy, France has been on my travel wish list for decades, the garden and home of Impressionist artist, Claude Monet, who lived in this village along the banks of the River Seine for over 40 years.

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The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

There was no better way to conclude my time in Paris than spending the last day exploring the grounds of the most beautiful palace in France, Château de Versailles, and the former home of Marie Antoinette.

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Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Keukenhof is located in Lisse, the tulip capital of the Netherlands and the Disneyland for flower lovers. With more than 7 million tulips, daffodils & hyacinths in full bloom, the gardens are a sight to see.

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