Maureen’s Travel Adventures



Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson,  Honeymoon & Europe Specialist

As a Honeymoon and Travel Specialist with AMT Travel an American Express Travel Representative, I don’t just create the perfect vacation and honeymoon for you by reading books or researching destinations online. I actually visit these places and check out the hidden gems that make many destinations special. I want to be able to give you an honest, informed and professional opinion that will allow you to experience the vacation or honeymoon of your dreams and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!Many of you ask me where I’m off to next. I have decided to “bring you along” on my next trip by blogging about what I’m doing and what you can do too.Join me as I spend 5 days in Paris with my husband strolling down typical Parisian streets, immersing ourselves in beautiful art, both classical and modern, and stunning in the gardens of Giverny and the Tuileries, discovering the gothic cathedrals of France and tasting the delicacies of the French patisserie.After these 5 days, we will train southwest to Bordeaux to sample some of the best wine in the world. Join us as we explore the Cite du Vin for all things wine. Then, we will board the River Royale, one of Uniworld’s all-inclusive cruise ships to visit and taste our way through Bordeaux, Vineyards, and Chateaux. Maybe you would like to visit some of these places when you travel…

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Bordeaux is a charming city

Today we took a walking tour through Bordeaux to see the historical squares and learn about its origins and progression through history.  Bordeaux has squares, plazas, statues, wine bars, high end shopping, clubs and lots of ...Read More


Let's Go to Bordeaux

The trains in Europe are much envied in the U.S.  The ride is fast and pleasant and quiet.  It's a very do it yourself an adventure.  The ride to Bordeaux was 2 hours and 8 minutes. We arrived in time for a lovely lunch. W...Read More


Day trip to Chartres

We got up early and headed toward the train station, Gare Montparnasse. We took the train to Chartres, a medieval town about 1 1/4 hours from Paris.  The cathedral there is one of the most important example of Gothic Cathedra...Read More


Dinner along the Seine

Dinner on a ship is romantic.  Dinner on the Bateaux Parisiens is romantic and lovely and well....only in Paris. Roast lamb with Potatoes Gratinee with the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame and the Louvre sliding by is out of this...Read More


800,000 Buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Today we went to Pere Lachaise Cemetrery.  There are 70,000 tombs and 800,000 buried here.  How is that possible?  Each tomb has numerous bodies, and once buried here, you don't necessarily get to stay.  You only get so mu...Read More


A Busy Day in Paris

We started our morning at the Eiffel Tower.  One can't go to Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower! It was a beautiful day.  Then we headed up to the Opera Garnier.  The stunning building that is the pride of Paris' Opera and ...Read More


Monet's Gardens at Giverny & Versailles

Today we went to Giverny and Versailles.  Giverny is the estate where Monet lived for about 40 years painting his landscapes and studies in light and color.  There are 2 gardens, the water garden...Read More


First Day In Paris

Our first day in Paris. We arrived at our hotel about 1:00pm and started exploring our beautiful Left Bank neighborhood. We walked to the Louvre and then to the Museum, L'Orangerie where Monet's Water Lillies are displayed. To...Read More