When traveling for an extended period of time, it's generally inevitable that you'll get sick. You'll eat something funky, drink something contaminated, or in my case catch a rare eye infection that only happens in children.... So, getting sick and dropping over €400 on random doctors visits really gets in the way of seeing and... Continue Reading →
Pour up, drank. Barcelona, drank.
The best cocktail bars in the Borne neighborhood in Barcelona.
Eating my way through France: Paris Round 2
Post WWOOFing I headed back to Paris to meet my brother - we were way over due for a sibling trip. My brother and I have a similar love for food and all things French, so we obviously had a great time eating in Paris. Here's pretty much everything we ate: Big Fernand : L'Atelier... Continue Reading →
Eating my way through France: Arles Edition
France is full of charming, beautiful little towns. It's often so idyllic that I can barely stand it. Enter, Arles. The cutest, artsiest, little town in the Bouches-du-Rhône. There's not much to do in this town except see world class art and eat like royalty. La Gueule Du Loup (The Wolf's Mouth) Upon arriving in... Continue Reading →
The Grand La Grange de Bouys
I quit my job to go work on a vineyard in the South of France. Sounds glamorous right? Sunshine, fresh air, wine - literally the stuff dreams are made of. Well, it was all that and more. WWOOFing at La Grange de Bouys (GDB) was a dream, for me. For those of you who don't know... Continue Reading →
C.R.E.A.M | Croissants Rule Everything Around Me
Let's be real, in the US I maybe ate a croissant once a year. I just couldn't justify the carbs, butter, and calories. It just was never "worth it" when it came to what I spent my calories on. However, that all changed in France. I went from (kinda) gluten free in the States to... Continue Reading →
France is all about FACE
The Best French Pharmacy Beauty Products | As a baby faced 30-something, I’ve been known to oscillate between the extremes of daily chemical peels and just using bar soap on my face. However, when you go to France, you stock up on Pharmacy beauty products. Through research, and user testing, here are my top recommended... Continue Reading →
Paris is always lovely...event after 20+ hours of travel. Pro tip, if you fly into Terminal 2, stop by the YotelAIR for a €20 shower - towel and french toiletries included. I, however, flew into Terminal 1, and was destined to be stinky. Getting from CDG to Central Paris is a breeze, you just might... Continue Reading →
WWOOFing – I’m going to France y’all!
Part of making this trip a reality was figuring out how to live as cheaply as possible, for long as possible abroad. Luckily I discovered, WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and... Continue Reading →
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
My good friend Ellen recently reminded me of this sweet story by Dr. Seuss - and it is so fitting for the adventure I'm about to embark on. What's this adventure all about? Where are you going? Are questions you may be asking. Well the latter is much easier to answer, so I'll start with... Continue Reading →