Tag Archive | Paris

Tourism in Your Back Yard

I have had the great fortune and privilege of being able to travel in recent years.  My husband and I travel several times a year domestically and once every two years or so, we travel internationally. Being a tourist, especially in a foreign country, one has a certain responsibility to be as respectful as one […]

France’s Food

I went to France under the naive impression that all of the food would be amazing.  That’s a great deal to live up to, but I thought the culinary capitol of the world could easily handle the weight of this opinion. During our first few days in Paris, both Michael and I were a tad […]

Overlooked Ingredients: Surroundings and Circumstance

Why do things taste better in certain environments and under unique conditions?  We all have a story or two where a meal or dish is infused with a particular set of factors and turns out to be some of the best tasting stuff ever, never to be duplicated again.  More often it’s something considered ordinary […]

Pre-Paris, France

In a few days my husband and I will board an international flight bound for Paris.  We will be touring France with a Rick Steves’ tour for two weeks, starting and ending in Paris.  Our stops in the middle include stays in Bourges, the Loire Valley, Mont St. Michel and Bayeux.  We’ll see the Louvre […]