Provençal Paradis

Posted on September 3rd, 2016

Packing our bags and getting on a train we headed into the Provençal region of France. Our first stop was Marseille which I’d heard mixed things about. It is the third largest city in France and is also the French city with the largest number of North African immigrants which geographically makes sense because in Marseille read on ..

Rendez-vous with the French Riviera

Posted on August 31st, 2016

I have spent the last week falling head-over-heels (like the expensive Prada stilettos I was drooling over in Monte Carlo) in love with the French Riviera. I had been worried that after 6 weeks on the Greek islands, with all of their incredible and natural beauty, that I might be disappointed by the Côte d’Azur. read on ..

Epernay, Champagne, France

Posted on June 4th, 2016

Last weekend I spent the most amazing four days enjoying Paris and the Champagne region to celebrate my nineteenth birthday. My long weekend began with the nine ‘o cock train to Paris. Waiting for me at Gare de Lyon was a school friend of mine, Jodi. She came over at the beginning of May and read on ..

Skiing in Tignes, France

Posted on March 30th, 2016

The relief that overwhelmed my body when I saw the McCammons, close family friends of ours, waiting for me at Chambery train  station cannot easily be described. To be able to just breathe and be in the presence of people who know me, love me and are filled with positive energy was something I hadn’t read on ..

Lyon, France

Posted on March 21st, 2016

Arriving in a city with no map, no internet and just armed with a few screenshots from Google maps is not a fun experience. But for the most part I just need to be able to navigate myself blindly to the nearest tourist office where I can pick up a map and then find my read on ..

Toolbox: Paris

Posted on March 17th, 2016

Paris, Paris, Paris. It’s the city on everybody’s bucket list, host to the symbol of France and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. What a lot of pressure! It’s definitely got a lot to live up to. And unfortunately for many people it doesn’t live up to this incredibly high standard. read on ..

Toolbox: Europe

Posted on March 7th, 2016

Okay, let me introduce you to a new concept I am launching here on my blog: toolbox. Basically the idea is that for each travel destination I visit I will create a blog post containing all practical information (tools) needed when planning a trip to that particular destination. This will include information such as must-see read on ..

Thonon-Les-Bains, France

Posted on February 15th, 2016

I have been working very hard to earn extra hours in order to visit Amsterdam next week. So I hadn’t planned on having an outing this weekend. But things worked out a little differently and so I had Saturday afternoon off and knew I needed to have an outing. Having only an afternoon I decided read on ..

Annecy, France

Posted on February 1st, 2016

For my day off this week I decided to visit the quaint town of Annecy.  Being only an hour train ride away, it made for a perfect day trip. The weather here has been really pleasant for the past week and so the sun decided to continue blessing me with its presence. Annecy is a read on ..

Snow men, sledding and ski de fond

Posted on January 25th, 2016

Annemasse is a town nestled in between snow-topped mountains and so as the temperatures plummeted, it began to snow. Seeing snow fall for the first time was an experience beyond magical! I happily donned my snow boots and went out trudging through the powdery substance. It amazed me how I could see each beautiful snowflake, read on ..