Learn more about the elegant yet reserved Elizabeth Kortright Monroe in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
Booking It Through History: First Ladies – The Jefferson Ladies
Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a widower so his daughter filled in as acting First Lady during his presidency. Learn more about her and her mother - both named Martha! - in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post.
Booking It Through History: First Ladies – Abigail Adams
Learn all about our nation's second First Lady - and the first to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was a woman ahead of her time. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
The World War II sites in Normandy are on many Americans’ bucket lists and rightly so. Seeing the D-Day beaches and the sites of some of the fiercest World War II battles made famous by books and movies is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. We made this experience a day trip from … Continue reading Normandy (France)
http://www.paris-conciergerie.fr/en/ This less famous museum is very near Notre-Dame and is a quick yet meaningful site to see. This is the famous Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her beheading. The museum is housed in a building on the Île de la Cité and is also close to the Sainte-Chapelle. Entrance to the … Continue reading Conciergerie (Paris)
Cluny Museum (Paris)
https://www.musee-moyenage.fr/en/home.html I admit, I am not the biggest fan of the Middle Ages. It just has never been as compelling to me. Maybe I just can't imagine myself in that time period so I have a harder time becoming immersed in it. I was skeptical when my husband wanted to stop in the Cluny Museum, … Continue reading Cluny Museum (Paris)
Musée de l’Armée Invalides (Paris)
http://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html This museum is a huge repository of all things military. The galleries of most interest to children are the World War I and World War II galleries so after gaining entry, go up the staircase just across from the gift shop to go directly to these rooms. The museum does a good job … Continue reading Musée de l’Armée Invalides (Paris)
Ah, Paris. The city of lights. The city of love. And of course, one of the major European capitals that is a must-see experience. While many people think of the city as very formal, it is still a great place to see with your kids. The rich history of Paris is easy to experience and … Continue reading Paris