La Fête des Lumières- Lyon, France

La Fête des Lumières, or The Festival of Lights is an annual event held in Lyon, the third biggest city in France after Paris and Marseille. The 4-day festival consists of professional light shows and other activities; the festival gives thanks and honors the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, Son of God, on December 8th (the peak if the festival) each year. La Fête des … Continue reading La Fête des Lumières- Lyon, France

A Stroll Along the Streets of Pérouges, France

While flipping through the pages of my friend’s Lyon guidebook, I stumbled upon the small, walled, medieval village of Pérouges, located approximately 36 kilometers from Lyon. I decided to check it out on my own on New Years Eve Day. Pérouges is known as the “most beautiful village of France” and I certainly see its appeal– you don’t see as many authentic villages such as this … Continue reading A Stroll Along the Streets of Pérouges, France

Ringing in 2015 in Lyon

My favorite part of January was ringing in the New Year’s with some of my favorite people in France’s third largest city, Lyon. I first experienced this magnificent city back in December 2013, for La Fête des Lumières. I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to head back to Lyon and experience the city at its normal, everyday pace. They say that Lyon is a mini … Continue reading Ringing in 2015 in Lyon

France Travel

Île-de-France: Paris Versailles Normandie: Avranche Bayeux Caen (et ses environs) D-Day Beaches (Arromanches, American Cemetery, Pont du Hoc) Etretat Giverny Honfleur Mont Saint Michel Rouen Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur: Aix-en-Provence Arles Avignon Beaulieu-sur-Mer Cannes Gap Gorges du Verdon Grasse Hyères, Six-Fours, Sanary, La Seyne-Sur-Mer Marseille Menton Méounes Nice and Monaco (Carnaval de Nice) Peynier Porquerolles St. Tropez Nord-Pas-de-Calais Arras Calais / Audembert Cambrai Caudry Douai Dunkerque Le Quesnoy Lille (et … Continue reading France Travel

The Art of Meals and Dining in France

Do you remember this movie? This is definitely an accurate portrayal of French Dining Meals in France are out of this world. There is simply nothing else like it. If you are the kind of person who wants to base your life around meals and food, come to France; you’ll be the happiest person in the world. Food time is family time, and family time … Continue reading The Art of Meals and Dining in France

2015 Recap: A Whirlwind of a Year

Oh, 2015, you truly flew by too fast. I can’t believe you’ve already come and gone. 2015, you will always be the bitter-sweet year — the year of so many amazing travel and work opportunities and experiences, but also the year of people I loved being taken away. January: Lyon, France I rang in 2015 with some close (and new!) friends in Lyon. It was … Continue reading 2015 Recap: A Whirlwind of a Year