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Mont Saint-Michel Photo Tips

by Pansy

  Planning Our Trip to Mont Saint-Michel When planning for our trip to the stunning Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France in September, we made sure to do some planning in order to increase the odds of being able to take the type of photos that we wanted. Specifically, we wanted…

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The Ruins of the Jumieges Abbey

by Pansy

As part of our road trip through Normandy, Ken and I visited the magnificent ruins of the Jumièges Abbey (Abbaye de Jumièges) on the way from Mont Saint-Michel to Paris. These stone ruins, set among a large park and rising to nearly 50 meters (164 feet), have a very special feel…

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The Magical Mont Saint-Michel

by Pansy

Visiting the Magical Mont Saint-Michel It has long been a dream of my husband Ken’s to visit the magical Mont Saint-Michel in the Normandy region of France, and I was happy to help make his dream come true last September. It turned out to be a trip that neither of…

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Charming Giverny Farmhouse

by Pansy

Our Visit to Giverny On the first night of our road trip through Normandy in September of 2018, we stayed at a charming farmhouse hotel in Giverny, called La Dime de Giverny, that was originally built in the 13th century. Not only does it have incredibly beautiful and spacious grounds, it…

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Monet’s Garden

by Pansy

Claude Monet is one of my favorite artists, so when Ken and I decided to visit Mont Saint-Michel, we knew we had to also visit Monet’s Garden, also located in the Normandy region of France. It is located in the charming village of Giverny. About Monet’s House and Garden Monet…

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Sonoma Vineyards + Palm Trees

by Pansy

  Scribe Winery in Sonoma has one of the most beautiful vineyards that I’ve ever been to and we actually discovered it by accident while on our way to a different winery. We ended up spending over an hour there just admiring the vineyards and beautiful views! In addition to the…

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Sonoma Vineyards + Roses

by Pansy

Vineyards and roses – one of the most beautiful combinations I have ever seen… how is it that I have not discovered it until now??  This combination is especially beautiful at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, where I was stunned by the rows of vibrant roses that line the long entry driveway…