Fall in Chamonix

The last real stop on our European tour was the small resort town of Chamonix, France. We used to make fun of Chamonix and Mont Blanc because the whole place sounds so full of itself. You can’t say the words Mont Blanc without sounding like an asshole. It just rolls off the tongue with the slightest hint of arrogance. Go ahead, try it. But now I don’t care if I sound like a d-bag because Chamonix and towering Mont Blanc are incredible!

It reminded me so much of Park City in the fall (but on steroids), which is my absolute favorite season. Seeing it in all its Autumn splendor was really special. Continue reading “Fall in Chamonix”

J’adore Paris!

By far the biggest surprise of our entire three months in Europe was that I loved Paris. All along the way we heard horror stories from other travelers, and even from a few Parisians, that Paris was an unfriendly, miserable place. Rumor had it Parisians look down upon tourists, especially Americans and especially if you try to speak French. We were instructed to not even try because they would scoff and ignore you. Given my aversion to big cities and its reputation I was more than happy to forego Paris. Continue reading “J’adore Paris!”