November 16, 2017
Fueling Travel Dreams in Las Vegas (Plus a CRAZY Hotel Sale) premium
Flipping through my recently expired passport, I became nostalgic for my last ten years of travel. Stamps and visas opened the memory floodgates to the five continents and countless countries I’d visited. It was like I was looking through a vintage View-Master toy. However, there was no stamp for the place that most foreshadowed my […]
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October 25, 2017
A Basic Guide to Burgundy Wine premium
Understanding wine in France is complicated, but thankfully, drinking it is simple. There are 11 primary wine-producing regions in France, with more than 300 AOC {Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée} distinctions making red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. According to WineFolly.com, there are about 2,900 types of French wines. That means it would take eight years, drinking […]
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September 22, 2017
5 Things to do in Beaune, France (Other than the Wine) premium
My first trip to Beaune was around Christmas 2012, which was also my first time in France. I was initially drawn to Burgundy for its world-class wine, but upon arrival, was struck by small-town France. Hailing from a tiny farm town myself {though cotton instead of grapes}, the slower pace spoke to me. I knew […]
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Where to Find French History in New Orleans premium
Having visited New Orleans many times while living in Houston, I’ve grown to love the Crescent City for its energy and uniqueness. In fact, I find it, along with New York, to be the only American cities with distinct character. However, my trip in May was the first time I’d returned since moving to Paris. […]
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July 19, 2017
5 Best Cities in the World for Business Travelers premium
George Clooney’s character in “Up in the Air” gives a glimpse into the life of a frequent business traveler. Hundreds of thousands of miles accrued, airport lounge access, an expense account, and an overflowing stack of loyalty status cards are just a few of the perks. As a business traveler who enjoys collecting miles more […]
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5 Favorite Tropical Places to Beat the Summer Heat premium
Until the past two weeks, I didn’t understand how truly unbearable Paris is in the summer heat. With unseasonably warm temperatures terrorizing the city, the massive amount of stone and concrete turned Paris into an oven. As a Texas girl, I’m accustomed to crazy heat and humidity, but there is a huge difference between living […]
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