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Paris in August

5 Reasons to Love Paris in the Month of August

46 million visitors hit Paris every year, with many arriving during the peak summer tourist season. Yet, during the month of August, people IN Paris find it easier to get around because many locals are OUT of the city.

The Motherhood Diaries: 6 Tips for Holidaying with a Baby

Recently, my husband and I undertook a major challenge. Now, just for context, you should know that we have both climbed some serious mountains in our time. Yet nothing prepared us for what we did last month. We went on holiday with our baby.
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Being a Tour Guide in the City of Light Under the Threat of Terrorism

Since the attacks on Paris last year, I’m often asked what it’s like to be a tour guide in a city that is under threat of terrorism, and whenever I’m asked this, a lot of answers come to mind.
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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.
D-Day Normandy

D-Day Normandy: A Normand’s Special Connection to America

As the anniversary of the June 6th D-Day Normandy invasion approaches, Normand Danielle Duboscq recounts with fondness growing up around American Allied soldiers who helped to rebuild her country after the end of World War II.
Five Flights Up book cover

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 ...
Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel: A Perfect Weekend Getaway from Paris

Mont Saint Michel, with its gravity-defying, Gothic Abbey sits along the northwestern Normandy coastline, and is an easy overnight or weekend getaway from Paris. Michelle Beary shares highlights from her recent trip to the UNESCO world heritage site
living in France

10 Quirky Things I’ve Discovered About Living in France

From banks with no cash to square pillowcases, an American chef and blogger shares the odd things she's noticed about life in France.
tips for hosting visitors to Paris

5 Tips to Handle the Onslaught of Visitors to Paris

Every year, approximately 46 million visitors will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Paris, and when you live in Paris, you sometimes feel like you are personally responsible for about half of them. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is true that when you live in the City of Light, everyone you know will want to visit at some point, and you’ll find that once the spring season has begun, your spare couch will suddenly become the busiest hotel in the city.
bordeaux cuisine

Bordeaux: A Gastronomical City as Great as Paris – Just Ask My Father!

Bordeaux: You come, following a long journey, to a place you have never been before. Preparations have been made for your visit long in advance – ducks have been fattened, grapes made into wine. A French family opens its doors to you, and begins to feed you. They feed you, and feed you and feed you. When you can't eat anymore, they are happy to show you their city and the region.