5 12, 2015

FRANCE: Laduree Macarons

2018-08-27T01:30:21+00:00December 5th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Laduree Macarons Sure, you can get a real French macaron all over the place in France. But, there's something extra special about Laduree macarons. Maybe the fashionable Parisian matrons sipping tea and delightful French families with their well-dressed (and even better behaved) children or the mind blowing coffee have something to do with it.  If you've never had [...]

3 02, 2015

ABC Tips on Visiting FRANCE

2018-08-27T04:29:14+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

ABC Tips on Visiting France Since 1997, I have traveled to France numerous times to visit my French family. Even though I (am embarrassed to say I) have yet to visit the Louvre, I have visited France (even the Eiffel Tower) like a local. I'm sharing my favorite tips on visiting France here—in my usual alphabetical [...]

3 02, 2015

FRANCE: Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus

2018-08-27T04:32:08+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

 Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus It's a rare occasion that I surrender to any tour that is not preceded by the word "Food." However, I make a wholehearted exception to both the Bateaux Mouches and the double decker bus tours of Paris. Seeing Paris by boat or bus gives you a fabulous overview of the city, so you can get do a much [...]

6 01, 2015

FRANCE: Climbing the Arc de Triomphe

2018-08-24T06:50:14+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climbing the Arc de Triomphe While I'm one to favor the less beaten path, I would be remiss if I didn't urge you to see the Arc de Triomphe while in Paris. Even better — CLIMBING the Arc de Triomphe! You mustn't simply gaze at it from afar. Or stroll around the base. You really must climb to [...]

28 11, 2014

FRANCE: Don’t Just Take a Pic of the Eiffel Tower!

2018-08-28T05:04:43+00:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Get to Know the Eiffel Tower Anyone who simply walks, floats or busses by the Eiffel Tower, snapping a few pics along the way, has missed the essence of her soul. Take your time. Get to know her. Check her out from every possible exterior angle—from afar and close up. You'll get some outstanding views of [...]

31 08, 2006

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips

2018-09-06T05:31:31+00:00August 31st, 2006|Categories: Destinations, Europe, Favorites|Tags: , |0 Comments

FRANCE: Corsica Travel Tips Friends Are The Family You Choose Corsica is to France what Sicily is to Italy. Nothing like mainland France, this tiny rugged island has a huge feisty spirit and sits at the top of my list of wanders. It's definitely a place to completely disconnect and experience life as it used to be [...]