France

October 26, 2016
5 Things I Miss about Living in the USA premium
As much as I love life in France, there are some things I miss about living in the USA. As a fifth-generation Texan and a who-knows-how-many-generation American, the stars and stripes are all but tattooed on my forehead. The country and its ideals and customs are ingrained as deeply as my Southern drawl. No matter […]
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October 19, 2016
10 of the Best Free Things to Do in Paris premium
Paris is one of the most luxurious places in the world. From Chanel and Chopard to palace hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, euros can go rather quickly. Beyond the best of the best, a simple cup of coffee and crêpe costs more than in other cities around France. However, a trip to the City of Light […]
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October 10, 2016
How to Pack for Paris in the Fall (without looking like a tourist) premium
In my August article, “5 Ways to be a Better Tourist in Paris, “ I interviewed Parisians regarding their biggest pet peeves concerning visitors. Along with the loud talking, most mentioned sloppily dressed tourists as an annoyance. OK, so it’s not just enough to ask visitors to dress better, without defining what better constitutes {at […]
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October 5, 2016
The Best Foods to Eat in Paris (and where to find them) premium
Paris is a paradise for food lovers. Most visitors don’t even scratch the surface when it comes to all the yummy treats the city has to offer. Or, they waste stomach space on junky food. Yes, there are plenty of sub-par pâtisseries and cafés waiting to take your money and your daily caloric intake. I […]
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Five Great Getaways within Three Hours of Paris premium
One of the many fabulous things about Paris is its central location, multiple airports, excellent connections, and exceptional train system. Compared to the USA, it’s relatively easy to hop a train or plane and be in a completely different culture and country. Another thing I love about France is its diversity. Within a couple of […]
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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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