[caption id="attachment_798" align="alignright" width="300"]Paris market on Rue Cler Paris market on Rue Cler. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption]Tips for Budget Travelers in Paris (continued...)SitesThe ParisMuseumPass – in 2, 4, or 6 days - is a must if you plan to see the Louvre, the Orsay, the Rodin, or other museums.  It allows you to bypass the ticket lines and save huge amounts of time. The pass can be purchased at most of the participating sites or the TI (Tourist Information) office. We bought our pass at the Cluny Museum because it was nearly empty, so there was no line to buy it. If we had purchased

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"]Waterloo commuters Waterloo commuters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]Our goal is to go away on vacation at least once per year. It never fails that while we’re abroad, we develop wild fantasies about how sweet life would be if we lived elsewhere.I realize that we’re not alone in these musings when we talk to other folks who dream big dreams when they’re on vacation.

[caption id="attachment_517" align="alignright" width="225"]Wayna Picchu, Peru Indiana Jones would love this place! Wayna Picchu, Peru. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption]If you’re looking for a good guide book that has travel tips for Peru, Lonely Planet covered the country well. (I’m a big Rick Steves fan, but he sticks to Europe). If you’re looking for a travel company to take care of everything, contact

[caption id="attachment_92" align="alignright" width="225"]Cathedral - Camino de Santiago Camino de Santiago: celebrating the end of our pilgrimage[/caption]We’d heard about the Camino de Santiago many moons ago at a family gathering. Every now and then it would pop up in conversation - someone’s mother or cousin or uncle or grandmother had an amazing experience making the pilgrimage in northern Spain.We decided that we’d celebrate a milestone birthday by finally making the pilgrimage. We researched our options: lug our supplies on our backs and sleep in albergues (pilgrim hostels) along "The Way" or