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European Destinations: A Partial Checklist

There are so many places on this continent that we want to visit. I wasn't too sure how we'd be able to settle on where to go first.

Last week, we finally wrote out a list, chose a weekend to travel and investigated flights. And this past Sunday, our first trip beyond the borders of France was booked. We're going to...

A Wintery Day Trip to Champagne

Last week, before ringing in the new year, we decided to embark on a day trip to the Champagne region of France. It’s a little over an hour away by train which makes for an easy day trip from Paris.

Of the two cities that cater to champagne tasters, we chose Épernay, "the capital of Champagne," mainly because the train goes straight into town. It kept things trés simple!

We left Paris bright and early Wednesday morning, sans the bright. The sun doesn't come up until about 8:45am these days. We walked through darkened streets ...