France

18 Places to Go in France in 2018 (from someone who lives there) premium
Well, hello 2018! I say this every January, but can you believe how fast last year flew by? In last year’s post, “17 Fantastic French Experiences to have in 2017,” I recounted some of my favorite things to do in France. This year, I’m giving you 18 places to go in France in 2018. These […]
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December 20, 2017
Reasons to Visit the Lorraine Region in France premium
What comes to mind with the mention of eastern France? Perhaps it’s the storybook town of Colmar, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, or the bubbles of Champagne. These well-known spots are certainly lovely, but many visitors to France are missing out on Lorraine, the land sandwiched in between Champagne and Alsace.
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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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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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