Tag Archives: travel
May 15, 2016

A Sweet Stay in Sicily: What to Eat in Palermo

An early spring trip to Sicily was a welcome break for my husband and I despite the rain and wind during our stay in Palermo. The weather certainly didn’t dampen our appetites as we tasted our way around the city, enjoying so many specialities, especially the sweets. Ok, hang on … I’ll get to the […]

October 15, 2015

Top 4 Experiences in Armenia

Since the 1990s Armenia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.  It’s a mystery to me and invokes a touch of curiosity and daydreaming. I’m wondering what exactly is there to see, taste and do on a trip to Armenia, this country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. So in this post, I let my more experienced friends tell us about […]

October 15, 2014

Making macarons in Paris & a peek into the Parisian home of a private chef

For many people Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. A trip that is carefully saved for and planned for with a lot of expectation and excitement. What many tourists might not realize is that, while Paris is fascinating, historic and beautiful, it is also exhausting. You will walk for many, many hours in the city of lights, […]

June 29, 2014

Getting Around Malta : 7 Ways to Explore the Island Nation

While Malta is small, it does offer diverse landscapes and a wide array of cities, villages, beaches, cliffs and natural and historic wonders worth discovering. At first glance it might seem like it’s not so easy to get around Malta but in fact, there many unique ways to uncover the beauty of this country. 1. […]

May 24, 2014

How I got the competencies and talents card for France as an Entrepreneur & Blogger| Carte de séjour compétences et talents France

My journey to residency in France actually began in 1997 when I left Canada at the age of 21 to spend a year as an au pair in Caen. I learned a lot that year: about the French language, the culture and the history, and I also learned a lot about myself. I learned that I loved […]

April 18, 2014

Cheap Eats Paris: 10 Things to Taste for 5€ or Less

Paris is expensive only if you want it to be. Of course, there are things you will want to eat when you are here that may require some serious splurging. However, if you’re on a budget and looking for day-to-day delicious eats, follow this guide to cheap eats Paris for 5€ or less and discover the […]

April 4, 2014

Je suis Parisien(ne): How to live like a local in Paris

So you’re off to Paris. You are vividly dreaming of a glamourous French life, sparkling lights, cozy cafes and je ne sais quoi. But how on earth can you blend in, in this most fabulous city?  Avoid being a bumbling tourist with these tips on how to live like a local in Paris. 1. Rent an […]

March 20, 2014

Finding a Paris Apartment Rental

It’s surely the #1 concern of travellers to this great city. It’s what I read about in expat forums and what I hear about from international students coming to Paris to study : Where am I going to live? How am I ever going to find a place to live in Paris?  As in many […]

December 13, 2013

A Warm Welcome Home: Wedgewood Hotel Review

There’s a reason why the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa in Vancouver has been placed on Conde Naste’s Gold List and named Reader’s Choice  #1 Hotel in Western Canada and Traveler’s Choice Luxury Hotel by Tripadvisor, among other honours. It’s warm welcome, rich rooms and exceptional customer service provided me with a much needed and gentle re-entry to […]

November 11, 2013

Gardens, Art & Soup: Things To Do in Marseille

Early in September I was sent on a lovely little assignment by Grown-up Travel Guide, which found me sat comfortably in 1st class on the TGV from Rouen to Marseille. Four fascinating and lux days in the European Capital of Culture! Gardens, art, caves, famous French fish soup and so much more were discovered on […]