After my 2-day stint in Nice, I took an mid-day train eastward to Monaco for a night. The  hotels in Monte-Carlo are really pricey, but thankfully if you move slightly outside of the tiny country into the neighboring French area, hotel prices go down significantly. On Expedia, I found a fantastic hotel called Hotel Victoria [...]

Day One

16 hours, a panini, and 2 coffees later - I've finally arrived in Nice! I flew Norwegian Air, which is a great option for budget travelers: its cheap, simple (no onboard meal unless purchased - you can just sleep the entire flight), and nicer than most US planes (free onboard wifi, more luggage space, etc.). [...]