Travel Haunts

“Cemeteries are fascinating, they’re a living representation of the culture, the history, the passion of the civilization that deposits its dead there; they’re a spiritual link to the past.” -John…

A Plane, Six Trains…and an Upgrade.

In what was beginning to sound and feel like the 12 days of Christmas, I recently embarked on an epic marathon journey home. It’s funny the extent people go to…

Our Newest Go Girl in Avignon

Having studied French since middle school for eight years, I had many expectations, most of them pretty stereotypical, about the beret-wearing, cheese-eating nation of France. I was drawn to the…

The Secret Life of Champagne

The first time I tried champagne, I was in 7th grade. It was New Year’s Eve, and my parents had permitted me to have a small amount of it as…

How to Honeymoon in Style

Cultural stereotypes are one of the most persistent facts of life. No matter where you’ve been, and no matter how true or untrue they may be, the beliefs that Italy…

Review: Paris, Moi and the Gang

Review On the Go:  Paris, Moi and The Gang: A Memoir… of Sorts centers around a year author Frances Gendlin spent living in Paris while writing a travel guide about…

Home Sweet Frangland

When the plane took off for my first trip to France, I was sure I was going home. With my dark hair, thin build, and enormous nose, I considered myself…

A Crash Course in City Savoir Faire

I’d never lived in a city before moving here to Paris a month ago, eager to take up a kind friend on the offer of a few months in the…