Paris

November 14, 2016
How to Pack a Perfect Paris Picnic premium
Along with terrace sitting and pétanque, picnicking is a national sport in France, especially in Paris. Much of this tradition goes back to the French Revolution, when the royal gardens and parks became public. Plus, have you seen the size of most Paris apartments? Green spaces in Paris are the living rooms and backyards for […]
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November 4, 2016
Plane, Train, or Bus: What’s the Best Way to Travel around France? premium
What is the best way to travel around France? Well, there’s not really a simple answer to that question. It depends. Where are you traveling? How much time do you have? What is your budget? There are many factors that must be considered when determining the best way to travel around France. Let’s assume the […]
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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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