Tom and I are on vacation in Scotland with family, but I thought I’d check in with a quick post. I haven’t spent any real time in the UK in years, so here are a bunch of random observations about our time in the UK — mostly based on things we saw and did in Scotland — along with some of my favorite photos from our Scotland road trip.
Last week, Tom and I got back from our Purely Pyrenees trip down south on the Mediterranean Sea where we cycled (on electric bikes) from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain with Purely Pyrenees. I can’t recommend the experience enough.
Hi everyone! Tom and I are currently on a self-guided cycling trip that has taken us from Collioure, France, to Cadaqués, Spain. I’ll be telling you all about this fabulous type of trip with Purely Pyrenees soon, but for now I wanted to share a little bit of what we’ve been up to and show you the sights…
A quote at the end of an article I read from a lifestyle brand that’s been a raging success, got me thinking. The article itself was super interesting and positive, and for some reason, the quote at the end left me feeling weird. And I didn’t know why. So to figure it out, I did what I often do when I feel that way. I walked the dog. Here’s the problem with fantasy worlds.
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?
DIY canal cruises in France are a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you HAVE to try it for yourself. 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.
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.