• Paris Street, My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/12/tips-for-visiting-paris #Paris #France #travel #tips #smalltips #summer #visitingParis

    My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris

    This summer I imagine a lot of people will be visiting Paris. It’s an easy city to get around in with a compact layout and excellent subway system. It, of course, has amazing history and architecture. There are hundreds of blog posts on what to look out for and what…

  • Dad with Kids, Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/10/hopeful-monday #MarcelProust #HopefulMonday #travel #dad #dadtravel #inspiration #quotes #family

    Proust Captures the Spirit of my Hopeful Monday

    Last week my husband flew to Ireland for work. It was not a hopeful Monday, more like sad Sunday. He travels once every couple of months and when he’s gone, we feel a slight tension in our family. Overall, we’re fine and with my three kids being older, it’s easier…

  • Magenta Hibiscus in Hawaii, 7 Heavenly Flowers That Will Enchant You in Hawaii, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/02/hawaii-flowers/, #Hawaii #flowers #plants #tropical #gardening #islandlife #BigIsland

    7 Heavenly Flowers That Will Enchant You in Hawaii

    Hawaii is far away from just about everywhere on the U.S. mainland and crazy-expensive. Yet it’s enormously popular. Why? It’s the warm sunny weather, the lush landscapes, and the relaxing escape that comes with vacations. But most of all, for me, it’s the heavenly flowers. Interestingly enough, Hawaii had very…

  • France Memoirs, The Most Insightful Memoirs About Life in France, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/01/the-most-insightful-memoirs-about-life-in-france-part-1/ #France #memoirs #French #books

    The Most Insightful Memoirs About Life in France: Part 2

    In my first article on memoirs about life in France, I covered stories of romance, food, gardening, and motherhood. Today, I’ll talk about some classics and my favorite memoir about the French lifestyle. Paris to the Moon  Adam Gopnik lived out a lifelong dream of moving to Paris in the…

  • Chestnut Tree in Courtyard, Paris, France, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com #plants #gardens #Paris

    A Tribute to Plants in Paris

    This year on the 4th of July, my husband and I took our kids to see the fireworks show by our neighborhood lake. It was in a park where 5,000 people peacefully sat in the dark and watched pretty flowers explode in the sky. As sweet as it was to…