Loire Valley

February 13, 2018
Back to School: Learning French at Château de la Mazure premium
Travel from Paris’ Montparnasse train station to Laval took less than two hours, but felt a world away from the frenzied city. It’d been two years since I’d visited the Loire Valley, but it had become one of my favorite regions in France for its wine, rural landscape, and châteaux. During the summer, I was […]
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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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17 Fantastic French Experiences to Have in 2017 premium
As much as I adore Paris, there’s so much more to discover in the country outside of the City of Light. And since my first trip to France in late 2012, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the country, visiting every region, except the outlying territories. Though there are still plenty of items on my France to-do […]
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September 16, 2016
5 Unique things to do in the Loire Valley premium
In July, I visited France’s Loire Valley in my role as a French wine ambassador for Atout France. I traversed across France’s Garden in search of some of the country’s best wine. From Nantes to Saumur to Tours to Sancerre, I discovered the diversity of wines from this region. Although there was a lot of […]
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Drink Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Loire Valley Wines premium
There’s not much that I adore more than wine, especially French wine. While living in Paris, I’ve not only broadened my palate, but also my knowledge of the country’s wine. To further my education, I’ve traveled to most every wine-producing region in France and tasted more varieties and vintages than I can remember. This summer, […]
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6 Small Towns that should be on Your European Itinerary premium
European capitals are among my favorite cities in the world. Paris, Vienna, Prague, Rome, Budapest, and Dublin offer travelers big bang for their bucks. For those who have limited time and/or resources, hitting the main European capital cities easily checks all the boxes when it comes to history, food, culture, shopping, and the quintessential tourist […]
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