Three Nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

If there’s one place I recommend you go in France, it’s Sarlat-le-Caneda. This gorgeous medieval town is the perfect home base for exploring the area’s rich history, culture and food scene. Beautiful stone streets, rolling hills and valleys, stunning villages along the river, caves a plenty and a food scene…

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Bordeaux to Sarlat via St Emilion and Monbazillac

As I outlined in our Dordogne itinerary, our first day in France was spent on a road trip of sorts. We drove from Bordeaux to Sarlat, where we stayed for three nights, winding our way along to include some sightseeing as we made our way inland. Normally a two and…

Bordeaux to Sarlat-la-Caneda, France: Dordogne Region Itinerary

With so much information available on the Internet these, it can be difficult to find places to visit around Europe that are surprising. Our most recent French adventure, to the Dordogne, Sarlat and Bordeaux, absolutely surprised us. While we expected a relaxing weekend in the French countryside, this incredibly charming…

Méribel and Les Trois Vallees Travel Guide

Oh, man. Our travels often inspire “pinch me” moments. Even after a year and a half of expat life, it still happens. Our trip to Meribel, in particular, was full of those “pinch me” moments. I’ve been skiing since I was a little girl and skiing in the Alps is…

Weekend Wanderings in Paris, France

There are so many resources out there with wonderful itineraries and recommendations for visiting Paris. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m qualified to join in. While we had a fabulous weekend there in February and walked 31 miles over two days exploring the many different neighborhoods and museums of…

The Basic Bon Vivant’s Guide to Champagne: Epernay

For our second day in Champagne, we decided to check out the other “major” city in the region, Epernay. It is under an hour on the train from Reims through the vineyards of Champagne. Considering both Reims and Epernay are located in the same region (Champagne) and known for their…

The Best Champagne Houses to Visit in Reims

We visited Reims for a weekend for my birthday and how better to spend it than learning more about a favorite celebratory beverage, champagne? With only one day to tour them, it was important to me that we visit the best champagne houses in Reims. With so many to choose…