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…

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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…

The Basic Bon Vivant’s Guide to Champagne, France: Reims

As the title of this blog suggests, I can be pretty basic. One of the basic things about me is that I do indeed love me some bubbles. Bubbly water, bubbly soda, bubbly wine… I prefer sparkling! When it came time to choose where I wanted to go for my…

Fontainebleau and Samois-sur-Seine, France

This summer we’ve been very lucky to have lots of visitors. It is always such a treat to show our friends around our new home. In July, however, we got the chance to be visitors and see the home of our friend Thibaut. We travelled to Fontainebleau and Samois-sur-Seine, France…