Europe

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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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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May 31, 2017
11 More Beauty Products to Buy from French Pharmacies (or Amazon) premium
French beauty products are some of the most sought after in the world, and not just international brands such as L’Oréal, Clinique, and Clarins. Skip the department stores, because in France, there’s a whole host of brands that line the shelves of pharmacies. Consider the green cross that flashes above the entrance of all French […]
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May 13, 2017
10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Paris: Tips from a Local premium
I’m willing to bet that even if you’ve never visited Paris, you can name at least five of the most popular {and thus touristy} things to do in the City of Light. There are some Parisian experiences that just can’t be replaced, like seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle for the first time and taking a […]
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April 17, 2017
3 Easy Day Trips from Paris premium
As much as I love Paris, there are times when I have to shake up my daily routine. I want to trade the 7th arrondissement for silence and the Arc de Triomphe for trees. Sure, I know several spots in the city where I can hide away with the birds and red squirrels, but there’s […]
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