Une Vagabonde

A taste of the bohemian lifestyle...
Vernazza

Remote co-working: one week in Italy

People are often teasing me: you’re always on vacation! Actually, not. Really, I’m always working… Back in September I went for a week of remote co-working in Tuscany. And although some of the participants were more in a vacation mood, we really got some work done. So, how does this remote co-working go? It’s easy. […]

Travel plans: on the 2018 horizon

2017 was a wonderful year of travels. I covered 17 destinations, in France, in Europe and across the Atlantic ocean. But after ringing the New Year yesterday, it is time now to look at the 2018 travel plans. Where should I go this year? I have a few destinations on my bucket list. Some more […]

2017 in 17 destinations

One of my objective for 2017 was to travel more. To add this little bit of “official” in my traveling. Earlier in the year, I wasn’t sure how, I wasn’t sure what, I wasn’t sure for whom. But I had this odd feeling that I had to organize my traveling better, to have more purpose […]

Pontremoli, Tuscany

The other Tuscany: no Firenze, Pisa or Sienna here!

I often notice how people tend to forget that France is not limited to Paris. You know how much I enjoy discovering all the beauty my own country has to offer, from Burgundy, to the Alps or the incredible fairy tales lands of the South West. Recently, I also wrote a whole article about traveling off […]

Cinque Terre: Friday Fun Day!

I was talking with my friend Fanny, a few weeks ago. I was telling her that I couldn’t make it to an appointment we had because I would be in Tenerife. “Oh you’re taking a vacation!” she said. “No, I’m just going to work from there for a week. For a change…” She looked at […]

Barcelona-love

How to do downtown Barcelona in 2017

When you are not born and raised Catalan, there are two ways to do downtown Barcelona: the tourist way and the nomad way. Two very different crowds that rub shoulders in the crowded streets. Sometimes wearing one hat or the other depending on who they are hanging with. I have a lot of love for […]

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 […]

Alps - Grand Saint Bernard

Road-trip in the Alps: 1 day, 3 countries

There’s something a bit magical in the simple fact of waking-up on a crisp fall morning in the Aosta Valley, bringing your coffee out on the balcony and breathing the pure air of the Alps. The Alps in Italy We had arrived late the previous night, and had to drive the narrow road all the […]

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 […]