Have you ever wanted to travel abroad and live like a local, but financially it just wasn’t possible? Or maybe you have the time and flexibility to travel but just haven’t found the right accommodations or opportunity yet. Well, that’s where housesitting in France comes in.
You’re in Europe and want to bring wine back on the plane with you but breakage can be a problem. I have the perfect hassle-free solution. It’s the Lazenne wine suitcase and is just what you’ve been waiting for.
Even though I’ve lived in France for six years now, I’m always finding new places that are worth a visit. If you find yourself in the Loir Valley, I have all kinds of suggestions for you to keep busy and soak up all things French.
The nearby Loir Valley has gorgeous castles to discover Let me tell you about the Château de Baugé. After our visit, we headed over to the Hotel-Dieu Apothecary, just a stone’s throw away.
Welcoming over 400,000 visitors each year, the Zoo de la Flèche not far from Angers, France, is well worth the trip for both kids and adults.
This post is a collaborative effort between my dad and me on boating in France tips. He’s been a fisherman and an avid boater his whole life and then was a professional captain for 12 years in the New York harbor.
I admit that I’m easily impressed, but even the most discerning traveler will fall in love with everything the Charente-Maritime has to offer. Let me tell you about our visit to the Marais Poitevin and more!
A few weeks ago, Tom and I headed to the Charente-Maritime department of France and drove to the Ile de Ré for the day. Just a short drive from La Rochelle, it’s officially made my short list of my favorite places in France.
Here’s a video of our France canal cruise on the Canal du Midi. Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe it! Read on for our DIY canal cruise Canal du Midi trip!
Our long weekend kicked off in La Rochelle, a coastal city about 470 km from Paris whose history is just as impressive as its modern-day approach to life.
After our first self-piloted canal cruise, people asked me whether or not someone new to boating can do this type of vacation. Can a total beginner handle a canal boat? What’s a good beginner canal cruise?
we headed south to the Camargue, and from there, headed west ending up in the Canal du Midi aboard a Nicols canal cruise boat. No special training or boating licenses are required making this sort of trip accessible to everyone who wants to experience France from the water.
My parents are here for the rest of the week and we all just got back from a big trip down south. We did our second canal cruise aboard a Nicols boat and I’ll be telling you all about that soon. Until then, I’m sharing photos from our pit stops before and after our cruise in Carcassonne and Saint Emilion.
How can you bring wine back from France? All you need is to have one bottle of red wine explode in your suitcase to never want to try to transport wine on a long-haul flight ever again.
I want to introduce you to a service I recently heard of that makes getting from Point A to Point B with extra bags a whole heck of a lot easier. It’s called SendMyBag and I wish I’d heard of it years ago! Read on for my SendMyBag review!
Sometimes Mother Nature likes to tease us with glimpses of an early spring. This weekend was gorgeous, in the 50s out and sunny. We headed west to a Loire-Atlantique beach.
Even on an overcast day, Rochefort-en-Terre is spectacular. The Brittany village located in the Morbihan department was voted “Le Village…
Tom, Dagny, my in-laws and I just got back from a long weekend in Brittany (birthday gift to me) and yes, it still has that special sparkle. Here’s a quick recap.
I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence is such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily and her family has acres and acres of apple orchards!
Tom, my in-laws, Dagny and I went on a canal cruise in Alsace in September and had a wonderful time discovering the region, the canals and the locks along the way. If you’re thinking of booking a similar trip, read on for my canal cruise tips.