A great way to spend the afternoon in Paris? Grab some cheese, a baguette and some wine from the shops on the Champs Elysees and head down for a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower!
If you have a high-def video camera, be sure to take it on a hike with you to the bottom of the canyon. HD is the only way to bring out the gorgeous contrast of blue sky and red rock that you'll want to show everyone at home.
Winter is an excellent time to go to Europe. There are next to no lines for the museums, you can experience the cities like the locals do and everything is cheaper! Plus, Christmas and New Year's Eve in Europe are very special.