Travel Tips

While I'm no packing expert, I do have a strong opinion on where to find the best souvenirs (hint: go to the grocery store). I remain convinced that the best way to explore a new city is by walking - from one restaurant to the next. 

 
 
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From France With Love: Souvenirs You'll Actually Want to Keep

Experience has taught me that you can find some of the best souvenirs (and by best I mean either practical or edible) at the grocery store. That's right, these are items that actually serve a purpose, as well as a little reminder of France.

 
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5 Ways to Picnic Like a Pro

J’aime les pique-niques. There’s just something about stretching out on the grass with good food and good company. Better than a dinner at the fanciest 5-star restaurant (and a break from restaurants in general which tend to be in no short supply while on vacation), these impromptu meals alfresco are the stuff travel memories are made of. 

 
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Get Out of Town! 3 Mini Day Trips from Lyon

Wine tasting, lunch in a chateau and flea market shopping: here's what to do if you're staying in Lyon and want to explore a bit beyond the city - no car needed!