An anniversary with some “ooh la la”

What could be more classic than celebrating a milestone anniversary in one of the most romantic cities in the world — Paris!  Beth and Bob just got back from their Parisian “escape”, and were happy to share their observations about the City of Light:

Dear Ann,

Now that we have settled from our vacation to Paris, I wanted to write and thank you for all of your assistance in making our 25th wedding anniversary trip so very ooh la la.

Beth Bailey Paris

Every single thing about the hotel (Hotel Edouard 7) was perfect: spotless and stylish, kind and friendly front desk service, a roomy room, steps to the Metro, and a chocolate store on either side! We didn’t ask for it, but they upgraded our room to one with a balcony and a spectacular view of the Opera Garnier.

We never waited for the driver to and from the airport. He was friendly and pointed out things to look at along the route.

Thanks for the recommendation of the Normandy trip company. The guide could teach college! She was amazing and there wasn’t a question she couldn’t answer. On the return trip to Paris, the bus driver had to take a number of detours in the heart of the city because of a large protest. Not missing a beat, the guide spoke about all the landmarks we were passing. So – a tour of Normandy and a bonus tour of Paris at night! We were quite hungry by the time we arrived back at the hotel, and the concierge recommended a fabulous restaurant just a block away.

Other vacation observations:

  • We hit the highest spot in Paris (Sacre Coeur) and the lowest (the catacombs) on the same day.
  • Not sure why flash photography is prohibited in the catacombs. Because it will fade the bones?
  • Roast pigeon takes like chicken.
  • I ate a Grand Marnier soufflé the size of my head.
  • People-watching at the Louvre is just as fun as looking at the art.
  • Even the food in the museum cafeteria is tasty.
  • According to the FitBit we walked 8-10 miles every day.
  • I’ll never eat a croissant in America again. Paris spoiled my taste buds.
  • We got lost in the gardens of Versailles. It’s a great place to get lost.

Thanks again for your help!





You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)