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4 Graves You Have To See In New York City

4 Graves You Have To See In New York City

  You go to New York City and you do the obvious things, right? Go to the top of the Empire State Building, see the Statue of Liberty, walk around Times Square, see that golden statue thing in Rockefeller Center. Maybe see a Broadway musical. […]

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

The Catacombs Of Paris: Who Are These People?

  Good grief, I’m glad we bought tickets ahead of time. In fact, the line was so long that I felt like royalty being up front with my pre-purchased tickets, scoffing at all of those poor, unenlightened people who weren’t as smart as we were […]

Princess Diana’s Last Night in Paris

Princess Diana’s Last Night in Paris

I had just finished with a night out on the town in Minneapolis. I was in town visiting and, well, not just visiting, but ripping up the town like 22-year-olds do. We returned to our friend’s house after dancing our buns off and that’s when […]

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise: The Most Visited Cemetery in the World

Pere Lachaise, with 3.5 million visitors a year, is the most visited cemetery on earth. It is hauntingly beautiful and serene with hills and tree lined walking paths (which look gorgeous in the fall!). The most famous person buried here is Jim Morrison, but Oscar […]

Cemetery burials, New Orleans styles

Cemetery burials, New Orleans styles

When I hopped off that plane, I wanted to squeal right over to the nearest cemetery. New Orleans=mandatory cemetery tour, right? Well, there are A LOT of them and we only had time for one. My family tolerates my cemetery obsession, but aren’t as interested […]

New Orleans, Brightside Style

New Orleans, Brightside Style

I had been wanting to go to New Orleans for years and it never seemed to happen. Flights were always expensive, we have a small kid (it’s hard to party on Bourbon Street with a kid, right?) and, well, the timing was never right. Enter […]