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vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Is picking grapes in the idyllic French countryside by day and enjoying wine by night the ideal summer job? Find out from 18-year-old Diane Robert...
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Helping My Expat Kids Discover Their Roots on the Ultimate US Road Trip

How to teach expatriated kids where they are “from”? What does it mean to be from a place – especially if you were not born there, have never lived there, but hold the passport, speak the language, and even have the requisite accent? And so was born the fantasy of taking my children across the USA, of sharing with them that quintessential American experience: the cross country road trip.
Hotel Westminster Signature Room

Get the Royal Treatment at Hôtel Westminster in Paris

From the moment you walk into the elegant and inviting lobby of the Hôtel Westminster, you’ll be made to feel right at home. For over 200 years, this quintessentially Parisian hotel has been synonymous with luxury, sophistication and stellar service fit for royalty.
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Why I Chose to Learn French Under the Villefranche Sky

A Canadian journalist travels to the Riviera to learn French and fulfill her dream of being able to converse about food, fashion, wine and art like a native.
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THATLou Founder Takes Museum Treasure Hunts Across the Channel

INSPIRELLE gets up close with Daisy de Plume, an American journalist whose Parisian museum treasure hunts have been such a bit hit she's taking them to London.
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Mimi's story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. Find out how a photo of her garden cake went viral, leading to cooking shows, book deals and global celebrity.
Heather Stimmler-Hall

Up Close With the Woman Behind “Secrets of Paris” and “Naughty Paris”

Who can resist learning the “Secrets of Paris”? And who knows them better than Heather Stimmler-Hall, the creative founder of an extraordinarily popular website and unique French tours. Heather began writing about the City of Light on the Internet when few of us even knew what a blog was.
Lee Yanowitch and husband Philippe Chamaillard in front of their B&B in Burgundy, France

Life Change: from Big City TV to Countryside B&B

US-born Lee Yanowitch walked away from 24-hour news to open a bed and breakfast in Burgundy, France. Discover how daily chores and long grueling hours in France's idyllic countryside makes her happier than ever.
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Tips for a Transcontinental Year-Long House Swap (What?)

Moving, like most anyone knows, is a complicated matter. Especially when there isn’t a big corporate entity helping you out. When you swap your home with someone else for an entire year it becomes even more complicated. For anyone considering a year-long, transcontinental house swap with your family, and largely without outside support, then this is the post for you!
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Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...