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Must-Read Books For Your French Adventure

 Looking for “fun” reads about France?  Check out these must-read books for your French adventure: “60 Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong” and “The Provence Book.” Explore the Heart of French Culture The insightful book, 60 Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong,” offers an engaging exploration into the heart of French culture, dissecting the reasons behind its […]

Easter in France: The “Crown Jewel” of French Brocantes

The “Crown Jewel” of Brocantes in France is Easter Weekend in L’ Isle-sur-la-Sorgue! My life in France has been more than a geographical move; it’s been a dive into a collector’s paradise. France is the ultimate haven for those passionate about estate sales, antiques, and French brocantes. With its history and culture, it’s no surprise […]

Time Flies. Make Memories!

 “Time flies” might sound a bit trite, but it seems to be truer than ever. That’s why I want to encourage my gal friends and followers to sign up for the “Memories You Promised Yourself” tour of the south of France with best selling author, and my BFF Patricia Sands. It’s time to make memories […]

Moving to France. Just a Dream?

Moving to France. Just a Dream? I’ve met many people during my ten-year journey as an expat in France. These days, I am thinking of those who turned around and went back home. What were their expectations? Were they chasing a dream? What would they have done differently? Was I just “lucky?”   I fell […]

Uzès Preps for Olympic-Sized Crowds

­This summer, France is having a party—the Paris 2024 Olympics. Uzès is preparing for Olympic-sized crowds to filter down from Paris.  Olympic Games Bring Crowds to Uzès The Paris Olympic Games of 2024 will take place from July 26 to August 11. Millions of spectators will flood into Paris, where iconic landmarks are transformed into […]

From Dream to Reality: New Avenues To France

Bonjour, mes amis. Thank each of you who reached out to wish me a Happy Birthday. February 21st has always been my favorite day of the year (if you want to write it down for next year!) Having spent another birthday enjoying my life and friends in Uzès, I am blessed to have a life […]

Carnaval in Nice: A Birthday Bash With History, Costumes, and Pizzazz!

There’s nothing like going to Nice for your birthday and finding out there’s a party going on! Welcome to the World of Carnaval in Nice Nice is where centuries-old architecture and traditions blend seamlessly with modern-day attractions to create an unforgettable French Riviera city. It has been one of my favorite places to visit since […]

So Much Chocolate! February in France

So much time, so many places, so much chocolate! February in France is one of my favorite months. Perhaps that’s because it brings back memories of chocolate. It’s the month of Valentine’s Day and my birthday. Just a week apart. I love February because I give myself permission to splurge on chocolate. Starting with a […]

Unmasking the Allure of Lagrasse

I enjoy traveling around Occitanie, the region surrounding Uzès. You can visit the sea or the mountains in a day. I spent a few hours unmasking the allure of  Lagrasse in the Corbières wine region on one outing. While there, I couldn’t escape the stories of a religious cult that lived in this part of […]

Destination: Abroad

Destination: Abroad When I mention that I call France my home, people always have questions. Surprisingly, it’s not about conquering the language barrier or dealing with homesickness; the most common query is, “How did you do it?” With this website, I’m excited to answer those questions and share invaluable travel and expat tips. But that’s […]