The sandwich board is your friend

Exploring a new city on foot is a good way to work up a healthy appetite.  Oh, but where to eat?  Since I like to be spontaneous, the sandwich board is my friend.  An [...]

I want to ride my bicycle

“I want to ride my bike.  I want to ride my bicycle.  I want to ride it where I like.” – Queen. Spring is still a little more than a month away, but [...]

Nice la Belle

Nice is nice.  Its historic city center surrounds a beautiful bay, and its streets are filled with gorgeous architecture.  City walkers like me love Nice, whether [...]

Fall walks in the Doubs

Daily walks are a good way to stay active all year, and they help keep me connected to nature, even when the weather starts to turn.  Here in Besançon, the River Doubs, the [...]

Relaxing in Charente-Maritime

Just back from two weeks in Charente-Maritime, the department between Brittany and Aquitaine on France’s Atlantic coast.  Low season is great for slow travel.  In [...]

The best time to buy French wine

I’ll let you in on a little-known secret.  One that anyone who lives in France and loves wine already knows.  Every fall, at the end of September through early [...]