Languedoc: welcome in Cathare territory

Everyone has a “most dreaded Holiday”. If Christmas is high up on my list, it doesn’t stand a chance as number one when facing New Year’s Eve. Which explains that I often choose to go see the world around that time of the year. In the winter of 2017-18, we landed in Languedoc. Conhilac-Corbières – […]

Lyon - quais de Saone

Only Lyon: Mad as a March hare

12 months, 12 destinations, 12 photos. iPhone only, no tricks, no material, just a little filter maybe… I will show you how beautiful the world is if you just open your eyes and step outside of your daily routine. This month, I stayed local. I’m getting a little bit of cabin fever, but I’m still in love […]

Lyon: Parc Sutter

5 reasons to set your home-base in Lyon, France

As a part-time nomad, the primary location, or “home-base” as I call it, is very important. This is where you’ll spend a great deal of your time, between trips, this is where you’ll be set-up administratively, and this is where you’ll build your “real life” support network (personal and professional). I chose Lyon, France as […]

Paris: 28 days later

12 months, 12 destinations, 12 photos. iPhone only, no tricks, no material, just a little filter maybe… I will show you how beautiful the world is if you just open your eyes and step outside of your daily routine. Don’t worry no virus or zombies in this edition only a February escapade in Paris, France. […]

Minerve France

Carcassonne: It’ll be a long day in January

12 months, 12 destinations, 12 photos. iPhone only, no tricks, no material, just a little filter maybe… I will show you how beautiful the world is if you just open your eyes and step outside of your daily routine. Let’s kick off this new series with the long month of January that started in Carcassonne, France. […]

Annecy Lake

Annecy, Venice in the Alps

There’s something you should know about me: I have a thing for lakes. Lakes are the perfect combination in my opinion: water and mountains. How much better can it get? Well, when you visit Annecy, you might realize that by adding a beautiful old town and a few canals, a little church on the top […]

Burgundy Cote-D'or

Playing hooky in Burgundy vineyards

As world travellers, we often tend to forget that there’s a lot to play with in our own backyard. Until someone comes for a visit and you get to introduce them to the beauty of your home base. When John was here in October, I decided to play hooky from work on a Wednesday and […]

2017 Paris

Paris, France – Where to… stay, eat, go.

Last update: November 2017 Of course, you want to visit Paris. And I’m talking about Paris, France. Not Paris, Texas. Turns out, I’m heading there several times a year so I’m starting to get a good hang at where to stay, where to eat and where to go. So, here’s a guide! Make sure to […]

Enter Fairytale Land

Once upon a time, on a cold winter Sunday, I decided to enjoy a good old feel-good movie and watched Ever After, Drew Barrymore modern take on the Cinderella story. At the end of the movie, Cinderella and her prince gallop toward their future and out of an amazing castle. It looked to me as […]

He had a dream

Once upon a time, in land not far away from Lyon, there was a man with a dream. It was the beginning of 20th century and he was just a simple mailman, walking about 43 km every day to deliver letters, packages and other postcards in the homes surrounding the village. But that man, Ferdinand, had […]