• France,  Monaco

    Welcome to Take The Backseat!

    Welcome to our new luxury travel blog! Sponsored by THE DRIVER, our luxury travel experts are based in Monaco and the French Riviera, and they come from all over the world, including France, the United States and Ireland. While working in the luxury travel industry, we wanted to share some of our expertise with you, while learning (through your feedback and comments) even more about the luxury travel industry!   Featuring tips for luxury travel around the world, Take The Backseat brings a personal, experienced touch to travel blogging. With full city guides, itineraries, tips and tricks and hotel and restaurant reviews, we bring you all the info and inspo…

  • United States

    How to See New York Like a Local

    Unique Things to Visit in New York City By Kelly Cronin Ah, the big apple. If you’re visiting the United States, you’re sure to put New York City on your list of places to go.…

  • Europe,  France,  French Riviera

    Restaurant Review: Mirazur

    Michelin Star Restaurant in Menton By Kelly Cronin Overall: ★★★★★ Location: ★★★★★ Food: ★★★★★ Ambiance: ★★★★★ About Mirazur is a luxury restaurant with gorgeous sea views in Menton boasting two Michelin stars, along with being listed as one of…

  • Europe,  France,  French Riviera

    Top 20 Things to Do in Nice

    What to See and Do in Nice By Kelly Cronin If you’re visiting the French Riviera, you must visit the bustling city of Nice. With many neighborhoods and colorful streets, there is plenty to do…

  • Europe

    Summer Getaway to Amsterdam

    4 Days in Amsterdam & Beyond By Kelly Cronin We’re giving you an inside look at our romantic summer getaway to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. A beautiful city year round, we’re delving into what makes…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Tips for Surviving International Flights

    How to Make the Most of International Travel By Kelly Cronin We love to travel – from France to Ireland to the United States to Japan and beyond. Even avid travelers know the struggle of…

  • Europe,  France,  Paris

    How to Visit Paris in August

    A city guide to Paris in August By Kelly Cronin Paris should be at the top of everyone’s must-see cities. From the obvious tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame, Paris also…

  • Europe,  France,  French Riviera

    14 Things to Do on Bastille Day

    How to Celebrate Bastille Day on the Riviera By Kelly Cronin Bastille Day is celebrated annually across France on July 14th. The holiday marks the start of the French Revolution in 1789 with the storming…