The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing…

The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing…

(Photo Source) A few years ago when Scott and I were traveling around Europe, we had the extreme delight of spending a week in and around Barcelona, an area known as Catalunya. On our last evening in the city, just before dusk, Scott and I were wandering the streets. We were taking in the last few Continue reading

5 Countries in 2  Hours

5 Countries in 2 Hours

Bonjour from Paris! Well, not really from Paris, but definitely from France - in Epcot! That's right, I'm back at Disney World! This time I'm here for a conference. But, I was able to sneak away for a few hours and visit 5 of European countries, including France, England, Germany, Norway, and Continue reading

What European City Should You Live in?

What European City Should You Live in?

My husband and I have often discussed what it would be like to live in Europe - for a month, a year, or any length of time. If we do decide to make this temporary move, our next decision would be to decide where to live. There are so many wonderful countries and cities in Europe - Prague, Vienna, Continue reading

Sexiest European Cities

Sexiest European Cities

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine just released its picks for the top 12 Sexiest Cities in the World. Europe leads the pack with 8 cities on the list. So what makes these European cities sexy? Let's take a look... Europe's Sexiest Cities Rome - Spanish Steps, gladiators, romantic art, and, not Continue reading

Chocolate Memories of Dublin

Chocolate Memories of Dublin

Just days after graduating from college, I jetted off for a 3-week solo trip to Great Britain and Ireland. There are many things I remember about that trip - the churches, the countryside jaunts, and wine - lots of it. But one thing that I will always remember was walking through the streets of Continue reading

Great Hotels: Little Things Make a Difference

Great Hotels: Little Things Make a Difference

I admit it - I'm a bit of a hotel snob. I've stayed in many nice hotels - boutique hotels in Europe, Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons in the US - you get the idea. I've also stayed in some not-so-nice hotels (oh, the college years!), which I don't even care to mention by name. If I have learned one Continue reading

Where In the World?

Where In the World?

Where in the world is Bistro Chic today? Clue #1: I am living it up Victorian England style - although I'm not in England! Clue #2: I'm enjoying some divine pastries, including tarts and chocolate mousse. However, I'm not in France! Clue #3: Finally, I'm knocking back a few Lava Flows - a Continue reading

Samantha Brown: America's Travel Sweetheart Celebrates 10 Years

Samantha Brown: America's Travel Sweetheart Celebrates 10 Years

Since 2000, Samantha Brown, aka the Travel Channel's Travel Goddess Extraordinaire, has taken us all over the world in search of exotic, historic, and just plain fun places to visit.  In just 10 years, Brown has done what most of us can't do in a lifetime - traveled around the globe and back Continue reading

St. Paul's Cathedral Turns 300!

St. Paul's Cathedral Turns 300!

This year, one of London's most famous and historic landmarks turns 300 - St. Paul's Cathedral. Although the foundation of St. Paul's has been home to a cathedral since 604 AD, the current and most noted domed structure of St. Paul's was built in 1710. After enduring hundreds of years of Continue reading