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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 125 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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Showing posts with label FRANCE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FRANCE. Show all posts


 April 9-15, 2022 (5) nights

Alexandria to Atlanta, then a 10 pm direct 8.5 hour flight to Paris to begin my 2 month European adventure. While April in Paris has showers more often than not, I was fortunate to have sunny warm days. My hostel, Le Village,  is located only 2 blocks from Sacre Coeur Basilica.  This was my 4th time here. The 2nd day I decided to walk and revisit most of the main sites. I walked to the Louvre, Tulleries Gardens, down the Seine River , to the Eiffel Tower and finally to the Arc de Triomphe.  By the time I arrived back at the hostel 4 hours later I had walked 26,456 steps. I was sore for days. The rest of my trip was spent people watching in Montmarte. 


visiting the Louvre, Tulleries Gardens,  then walk down the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower. A final stop at the Arc de Triomphe before going back to Montmarte. 


FRANCE, Avignon, lavender fields

July 16, 2019

Reason I came to AVIGNON, FRANCE was to see the Lavender fields. Did a 1/2 day tour to Sault to visit the Lavender fields and was not disappointed. Love the smell. Found out there are Lavender fields and Lavindin Fields (a hybrid used for massage oils and insect repellent). Actually Lavindin in the more purple in color.

FRANCE, Avignon

July 16, 2018

Visited AVIGNON after 4 days in Paris to visit the Lavender Fields in bloom. Fortunate that the Lavender Festival was going on.


October 24, 2018

Today I visited the Monet Museum in Paris. Monet is by far my favorite artist. After I walked in local park on a beautiful day.  GREAT DAY !!