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Experiencing the Wine Harvest in France

It's been a belle année in France and the annual grape harvests are upon us. Due to the beautiful summer weather and almost ideal conditions throughout the year, the harvest, or vendanges, are taking place much earlier than last year. Delve deeper into this time-honored French tradition.
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48 Hours in Marrakech

Just three hours by plane from Paris is the red city of Marrakech. There’s a reason the city has been a favorite of creative types and designers. The colors and the chaos are intoxicating. And because it’s a relatively quick flight you can ...read more
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A Provençal Villa and Working Wine Vineyard in the Heart of Côtes du Rhône

Settled amongst the vines of the Rhone Valley, where the fresh air is perfumed with the scent of the surrounding fruit orchards and olive groves, you'll find Nick and Sabine’s lovely villa. Visit the friendly couple for a wine tasting during the ...read more
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Day Trips from Paris: Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Malmaison & More

While Paris is incredible, some of my favorite days have been spent escaping the city. Many fascinating daytrips are reachable by an easy train or car ride and while Versailles is by far the most famous and popular, there are other great places ...read more
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Following Vincent Van Gogh: The Artist in Auvers-sur-Oise

Although the bright colors of Provence normally come to mind when thinking of the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, it was actually in Paris and nearby Auvers-sur-Oise that the passionate artist produced most of his work. As this year commemorates ...read more
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In Search of the Perfect French Oyster: Les Huîtres de Cancale

On a clear day, the ghostly meringue swirl of Mont Saint Michel is just barely visible across the bay from Cancale. This plucky little seaside town has been famous for its oysters since the Roman occupation of Gaul, and continues to be a top ...read more
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Loches: A Glimpse into Historic French Countryside in the Heart of the Loire Valley

On a hill overlooking the Indre in the heart of the Loire Valley, Loches remains one of the best-preserved medieval cities in France today. With its shadowy, cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the enclosing forest landscape, and lively ...read more

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Summer Wanderlust: A Photo Trip Through the French Riviera

When I’m not traveling on assignment, I often choose my travel destination based on an image that fuels my curiosity. I see a picture of a place and the next thing I know, I'm on a plane, on my way to take a better photo. It happened to me in ...read more
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Living A Dream: The Search For An Old Stone House In the French Countryside

It started on a whim. We were vacationing in the South of France near the idyllic medieval town of Roquebrun, about an hour's drive from Montpellier. Its sun-baked stone facades are built up into a cascading hillside; a smattering of cafes and ...read more
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It’s Not Just A Man’s World: A Closer Look At Women and Wine in Burgundy

Although the world of wine has long been a men’s game (with a couple notable exceptions), women are increasingly playing greater roles in winemaking around the world. Perhaps nowhere are they having more of an impact than in the Burgundy region ...read more
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A Transatlantic Life: Williamsburg, Brooklyn vs. Ile St Louis, Paris

Of all the things to do in Paris, taking a stroll on the Ile St. Louis on a sunny day and grabbing a cone of Bertillion ice cream is on just about everyone’s favorites list, whether they be a tourist, expat or long time Parisian. Personally, I’m ...read more
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A Summer Day in Rome

Every time I take my first stroll along the terracotta colored and ivy-clad streets in Rome I fall in love all over again. Despite the smoldering heat (you can’t expect much else if you’re going to the Italian capital in the middle of the ...read more
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Summer In Italy: A Beach Escape To Terracina

“Do you want help with that?” and Italian man asked me when I was trying to push three suitcases at the same time over a threshold at the airport. “Non, merci” I said and smiled. “I mean no, thank you. Or no, I mean no, grazie!”. I don’t know if ...read more