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Becoming French

(Photo French Flag found on Pinterest no link was available)   I did it!   Nearly, eighteen months ago I applied for my French citizenship. Yesterday, in Nice, I had an interview with the immigration authorities. I was anxious that I might not answer something correctly and be told I wasn't accepted. To be safe I read everything I could online and went over hundreds of questions that they could ask me. Questions such as: "Why I wanted French citizenship? Name five French philosophers? What is la...
Tags: Travel, France, India, living in France, Paris, Verdun, Mo, Yann, Star Spangled Banner, French la Vie

France, Saint Maur des Fossés

11h Frédérique Vidal , ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, France, Blogroll, Actualité, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt, Saint Maur des Fossés, Frédérique Vidal, Recherche Copyright Jacques Witt Sipa Press

What’s new in France for 2019

New ticketing systems, apps, bus restaurants and more: French tourism has some shiny new updates for 2019. Here’s how to make the most of them.
Tags: Travel, News, France, Life

Countries with sweet breakfasts

When it comes to breakfast, only one question really matters: sweet or savory? For those of us with an early morning sweet tooth that needs to be satiated, the answer is easy. The good news is that there are early morning sweets lovers around the world, meaning there are worldly takes on AM sugar fixes wherever you go. Of course, pigeon-holing an entire country on one breakfast is impossible, and the below often have savory breakfasts as well. The world is a mix of sweet and savory lovers, af...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Austria, Normandy, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Kenya, Denmark, Homer Simpson, Vienna Austria, Bostock, Kaiser Franz Joseph, Sweet Breakfast

How many home exchanges did you do last year?

The following article was sent in to us by Marguerite, a long time member and experienced home swapper. Marguerite describes her home swap experiences during the last year and looks forward to many more swaps during 2019.  "This morning someone asked me 'how many home exchanges did you do last year?'. So I counted, and, to my surprise, the number was eight! Eight home swaps in 2018, starting with Dublin in early Spring, and ending in Suffolk in December. Rome, France, Pembrokeshire, Cornwall...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Best, Cornwall, Dublin, Jack, Suffolk, North Wales, Marguerite, La Rochelle, View Marguerite, Harrogate Yorkshire Swap, Rome France Pembrokeshire Cornwall North Wales, Mithraic Temple, Walbrook Street Rome

What I Found at the Brocante

  Usually, after going around a brocante several tours I start to look at smalls. They never disappoint with their purpose, meaning and evident stories worn proudly for everyone to see. Honor medals are easy to find, usually given by an organization, the city or country. This one with a young girl playing music to a dear was from the 1950s. The round glass frame, is easy to find as well usually they have photos of loved ones, this one had one on both sides. Sometimes there are messages inside, ...
Tags: Travel, France, living in France, Mike, Virgin Mary, Scarlett O Hara, Rhett, Brocante, Catherine Laboure, French la Vie, Rue du Bac Paris


That's the French word for Vietnamese fried egg rolls. France has a history with Vietnam, and the exchange of food is probably one of the more significant legacies of that relationship. Aside from the war. But I digress. The ingredients, assembled, for making nems. We've made nems before, but it's been a long time. These days we find them easily in the supermarket. But I decided it would be fun to make some again, so a few months ago we got the wrappers from the Asian store. They're rice paper...
Tags: Travel, France, Vietnam, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking

Surprise! I’m Moving to Paris

Posted: 1/14/19 | January 14th, 2019 Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history from its cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, cafes, restaurants, and Parisians strolling down the street. I loved the lights, the food, the music, the people, that special je ne sais quoi. I know I idealize Paris. I know living somewhere is a lot different than dropping in for a few weeks at a time. But...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, New York City, Colombia, Paris, Stockholm, Ducks Hostel, TravelCon, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Depth Budget Guide, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic

Financial Case Study: Rosemary and Claire – Authentic Food Quest

This post Financial Case Study: Rosemary and Claire – Authentic Food Quest appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Rosemary and Claire are co-founders of Authentic Food Quest. Their goal is to inspire you to travel through food and explore the local flavors. They believe travelers can have deeper connections with a destination and people by opening up to the local tastes and flavors. And that’s exactly what they do themselves! Learn more about their slow travel lifestyle and related career her...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, France, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Portugal, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Lima, Financial Case Studies, Financial Case Study, Natalie Sisson

Red Wine and an Operation

Pain and immobility were getting me down. The good news is that all is done and dusted. The bad news was that in order to jump back into life at the pace I like I needed a new hip. Oh! lLa La! I was going to get a french hip! It took a while to navigate through the system of referring doctors, but once I saw the specialist there was no question that the hip I had was kaput. I liked the surgeon’s professional yet warm demeanor, his clear explication of the situation an...
Tags: Travel, France, Bordeaux, Clinique, Susan Vieth, Red Wine and an Operation, Hossenbachus, La Clinique

Voices in the wilderness: a singing retreat in rural France

Teaching singing and meditation isn’t an obvious calling for a former punk rocker, but this one helps our participant hit the high notes on a break in the remote Massif Central‘Get that gob open, Liz,” says Peter. “I’m not seeing any teeth.” I obey, stretching my jaw wide as we’d done in an earlier “howling wolf” exercise, and find that not only can I hit a top F# without squeaking, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself.When I booked a three-day singing retreat at Peter Evans’s farmhouse in rural Franc...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Learning Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Liz, Peter, Peter Evans

Planning a trip to Europe? Avoid these 10 costly mistakes

Planning a trip to Europe this year and deep in the list-making process? Now’s a great time to quickly review your itinerary and “trip strategy” to make sure that you’re not about to make any common mistakes that will add unnecessarily to your travel costs. From hotels to flights, rental cars, and train tickets, there are several things to keep in mind before you hit “book”. Regular readers might recognize a few of these tips from posts in previous years (including “10 Ways to Save Before Leavin...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, Europe, London, France, Advice, Germany, Berlin, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Portugal

California camping [2]

Just a few more shots of our first day out on this trip back in 2002. The car is my 1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport. It was a great vehicle. I was commuting in it at first, but after I got the job in the city I used the subway to go back and forth to work. The car became our weekend errand and recreational vehicle. The '92 Jeep with its roof rack and "basket case." I fitted the Jeep with a roof rack for bikes, then I got an attachment for the rack called "the basket case," or something funny like tha...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, France, San Francisco, North Carolina, Ken, Collette, Carolina, WCS

France, Les Houches

La snowmobile de chez Bombardier Copyright Jacques Witt   [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, France, Bombardier, Blogroll, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt, Les Houches, Snowmobile

Best pizza restaurants in Paris

Eating pizza in Paris may sound counterintuitive. France is known for its haute cuisine and fine wine, after all, and that cuisine is distinctly French, not Italian. Pizza isn’t on the list of iconic French food and wine pairings. Yet hitting the City of Lights without chowing down on a homemade pie is actually borderline sinful. Despite being known for French pastries, bisques, baguettes, and boeuf bourguignon, France is very much a pizza-loving country. The French eat 22 pounds of pizza pe...
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Travel News: January 11, 2019

Air France leans toward pulling plug on Joon Travel Weekly Joon, the Air France subsidiary promoted as a hip new airline for millennials, appears to be on the verge of closure, just 13 months after launch. “After much discussion with employees and customers alike, and in consultation with the unions, Air France has decided to launch a project studying the future of the Joon brand and the integration of Joon employees and aircraft into Air France,” Joon’s parent said Thursday as part of a statem...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, France, US, Netflix, United, Air France, News And Deals, Polaris, Alex Shashou, United Club, Skift, Joon, Los Angeles International Airport LAX, Air France Joon

Romantic Destinations Around the World

Love makes the world go round – and in that spirit, let's plan a trip to romantic destinations around the world. Our list includes everything from Miami to Marrakech. All are made for romance but they also make excellent vacation spots for families or friends or solo travelers. Romantic Destinations Our picks for romantic destinations are in no particular order. Click the name to find a cheap flight from your city. We also include links to useful tourism information. Canada & the U.S. De...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Colorado, Bali, Indonesia, France, Thailand, Canada, Hawaii, Morocco, Paris, Athens, Croatia, Miami, Vancouver, Venice

Best food markets in Europe

There’s something magical about discovering the local food that every country has to offer. Finding it isn’t always easy, though. You can search for Michelin-starred restaurants or try to find what’s popular on Yelp, but the best way to have an authentic, delicious, and cost-effective gastronomic adventure is to check out a local food market. Travelers to Europe are in luck as there are markets located in popular destinations all over the continent. Some are well known and have been establish...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, France, US, Georgia, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Amsterdam, Michelin, Copenhagen, Kiev, Les Halles

Norway’s fanaost is the best cheese

If you love cheese but always stick to the typical European cheeses we all know and love, then you’re missing out on the best cheese in the world. A family-run farm in Norway holds one of the most prestigious titles in the cheese-making world: overall winner of the World Cheese Awards. The winning aged gouda is called fanaost, and is made by Norwegian cheesemaker named Jørn Hafslund on the Ostegården farm. Fanaost beat out 3,472 cheeses from around the world to claim the title. With a herd of...
Tags: Travel, UK, Cheese, France, Israel, US, Spain, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, All, Bergen Norway, Cheeses, Norwegian Cheese, Jørn Hafslund

Top 5 ski spa properties to visit this season

If there’s one that your body craves after a long, hard day skiing out on the cold slopes of a ski resort, it’s some well-deserved time pampering yourself in a spa. From massive, modern wellness facilities to quirky and inventive spa lounges, here’s a list of our favourite spa hotels you should visit this season. […] The post Top 5 ski spa properties to visit this season appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Colorado, France, Switzerland, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Spas & Pampering, Western Europe

New Caledonia Unplugged

Expedia’s South Pacific expert Jonathan shares his top tips for New Caledonia. Whether you want to snorkel in turquoise pristine lagoons amongst tropical fish and turtles, horse ride with stockmen in vast cattle stations, meet local tribes who keep their culture alive, or enjoy fine dining before hitting the dance floor on an overwater nightclub, one country has it all, and much more. It’s time to discover New Caledonia! We forgot to mention hiking in lush rainforests, taking a deep dive into w...
Tags: Travel, Australia, France, Sydney, New Zealand, South Pacific, East Coast, Expedia, Napoleon, Jonathan, New Caledonia, Kone, Nouméa, Hortense, ISLE OF PINES, Ouvéa

Epic Airbnbs in trending cities

Airbnb’s most trending destinations for 2019 stretch across the globe. From beach destinations to mountain getaways to urban hubs, they all have one thing in common: There are some epic places to rent in each one. Here’s the lowdown on where to find the best Airbnbs in the most popular destinations on the site. Kaikoura, New Zealand Photo: Sasapee/Shutterstock The small south island town of Kaikoura is a household name nowadays but not for the right reasons. Kaikoura was badly hit by a 7....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mexico, France, China, Africa, US, America, Georgia, Taiwan, Netflix, Unesco, Tennessee, Normandy, Italy, Mexico City

France: What’s New in Normandy for 2019

Normandy is expecting to welcome many new things, with open arms, in 2019. Normandy is no place short of activities and attractions for tourists to relish.
Tags: Travel, France, Normandy, Destinations

Dark tourism destinations

2019 might just be the year of the non-traditional vacation that would take you away from the crowds and make for amazing stories. Everyone knows about Venice, Barcelona, and the beautiful beaches of Thailand, but destinations considered to be taboo could also make for the perfect trip. Dark tourism covers a wide range of locations, including natural disaster sites, ghost towns, battlefields, dungeons, and other macabre spots. Travelers should not treat dark tourism sites like a trip to Disne...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, France, Ukraine, Thailand, Czech Republic, Normandy, Belarus, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Russian Federation, All, Disney World, Ohio University, Athens Ohio Reveals the Most Welcoming Places on Earth According to Its 2018 Guest Review Awards

Today is honoring its accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences with a 2018 Guest Review Award. For the seventh annual edition of the awards, 759,845 properties in total across 219 countries and territories are being given an award, with the top countries receiving the most awards being Italy (106,513), Spain (46,646), France (45,286), Germany (36,042), United States (35,626), Croatia (34,027), United Kingdom (31,206), Russian Federation (26,729)...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Croatia, Russian Federation

The France Show in London – Win tickets for French holiday inspiration 25-27 Jan 2019

I think it was the oysters that first started my love affair with France. It was the summer in Arcachon which is known for its oyster beds and I was staying as a teenager to learn French with a host family in Bordeaux. We were seated on the terrace of a seafood restaurant and I couldn’t quite believe the huge platter of oysters, lobster and crabs laid out on the table, let alone work out how to eat it! Source
Tags: Travel, Giveaways, Europe, London, Featured, France, Bordeaux, Giveaway, Northern Europe, Arcachon, UK & Europe, France Show

Word of Mouth: Paris

From natural wine bars to sophisticated accommodations, some of our favorite spots in the City of Light Like any dynamic city, Paris is ever-evolving. As frequent visitors, we try to keep up with all cultural developments. While we remain faithful to our beloved stalwart bars and restaurants, there are always new or undiscovered venues to visit—be it bars, cafes, galleries or places to rest your …
Tags: Travel, Food, Design, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Paris, Cocktails, Wine, Dining, Galleries, Hoxton

Trip to Turkey- Istanbul

Istanbul and Turkey have been on the top of my travel wish list for years but in recent times it hasn’t been safe to travel there because of the political situation. After my experience in Strasbourg in December, where I was at the site of the shootings 90 minutes before they happened, I have an altered viewpoint about where it’s safe to travel. I believe there aren’t many places left in the world that are truly safe to travel and not immune to danger. Although I am a responsible traveler, my a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, France, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, Bastille, Strasbourg, Hermès, Istanbul, Vincent, Art Nouveau, Blue Mosque, Versailles

This year's galette

I don't want to keep you in suspense: Ken got the fève that was hidden in the cake this year. It was a little ceramic fish (a perch) that we got in a store-bought cake many years ago. I kept those fèves from previous galettes and re-use them year after year. The cake turned out well, although it's not really a cake. It's made with two layers of pâte feuilletée (flaky pastry) with frangipane (ground almonds, egg, and sugar) in between. The finished galette, version 2019. I make my own pastry, a...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, California, France, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking

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