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Celebrating July 14: A Snapshot of French Life

The French celebrate Le Quatorze Juillet (Bastille Day) to commemorate the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. A Tribute to French History On July 14, 1789, the French rose against the monarchy to demand liberty and equality for all people. The event ultimately sparked the French Revolution and played a […]

5 Cures For Your Travel Itch

Ohhh… have I got an itch to travel? You, too? Here are five cures if you crave to travel to France. There are places I crave to visit. I could go to some of them again and again. They are my favorites because of their rich cultural heritage, unique beauty, and cuisine. Let me tell […]

Nice, How Did I End Up Here?

I’m thinking of my mother today. Bonnie. When Bonnie was my age, everyone knew where they could find her— in her garden. After a long career as a hospital administrator and nurse anesthetist, she loved her flowers. Tired from working long hours, she loved digging in the dirt in our yard and moving shrubbery. Bonnie […]

Top Spots in Nice: Memories Tour Day 2

A visit to the most famous city on the Côte d’Azur is exciting enough for most travelers. To appreciate the top spots in Nice, you need a good guide. For the Memories Tour, our guide, Stephanie, Is one of the best. She’s lived in the city for more than 30 years, and she’s studied it […]

Memories Tour 2019: Welcome To Nice

Welcome to Nice

Arrival day for the Memories Tour was filled with excitement, anticipation, and busy last-minute preparations for a welcome to Nice for our 18 guests. Patricia Sands, tour co-leader, and I were anxious to put names and faces together. Welcome to Nice! Our hotel for the tour is the Beau Rivage. It is set at the […]

A Foodie Holiday in Antibes

Antibes has a special attraction for me. Perhaps it’s the architecture and the narrow colorful avenues. It could be the quaint little hotel where I stay that’s so close to little shops and outdoor cafes, yet so hidden away. On my most recent visit, the main attraction was the food. Here’s a look at Antibes restaurant favorites

Antibes Again? It Just Gets Better

Barefoot Blogger in Antibes

Last summer was the first time I visited Antibes. Afterward, I realized how much I loved the place and started scheming how to return. Thanks to author-friend Patricia Sands, I had the perfect excuse. She invited me to come back to play!  Here’s a trip back to last year’s post for first impressions… Antibes in […]

Traveling by Train to Nice. Nice!

Traveling By Train To Nice Traveling to Nice by train for a weekend at the beach is a piece of cake. The low-cost train fare makes the trip a “must.” Low-cost train fare Now that I’ve learned how easy it is to travel by train to Nice, I plan to travel a lot in Europe; […]

City Side of Nice: Favorite Finds

Top spots in Nice

With all the cold, rainy weather in winter, I enjoy looking back at some of summer’s favorite places. Enjoy the city side of Nice and think about sunny days