A Holiday Getaway – Gift an Experience this Holiday Season!

The Holidays are stressful. So why not give the gift of travel this Holiday Season? If you are like us, we like to find unique places to get a break from our daily life. These five boutique hotels have everything we look for when we want to unwind on a short vacation. Local and unique…

Classic Summer Dessert: Peach Clafoutis

This recipe is a classic from my childhood in France. My mom always made it with cherries. This time I used peach that had been in my refrigerator for a week, and needed to get eaten. You can use any summer fruit, just keep in mind baking time may vary based on the fruit used….

How to Start Planning your RV Life?

We found the one! Ten years ago we started our journey to find the RV which will become our house for the next step of our life. We visited countless dealerships, went to multiple RV shows, and spent time-and-time again talking about what we want and don’t want in our motorhome. Five years later, we rented…

400 Years of Secrecy Behind a French Liquor

May 16 is Chartreuse Day! Do you know what it means? The Chartreuse liquor is today considered one of the oldest liquor in the world. The recipe for that French liquor made in the heart of the French Alps was given to the Carthusian Monks in 1605, more precisely, you guessed it, May 16, 1605….

The Mythical Wines of France

France is known for some great wines. Who has not drink a Bordeaux, a Burgundy, or a Champagne? But did you know there are several areas that produce fabulous wines, consumed mainly in their regions’ of origin, and mostly unknown from the general public? The Bugey This region is one of the smallest in France…

Hiking the Highest Peak in Thailand!

When thinking about Thailand,  hiking is not the first thing that comes to mind. But, believe it or not, this is what we did! In the northwest corner of Thailand, near the historical city of Chiang Mai, stands the highest peak in the country, Doi Inthanon, at 8,481 feet above sea level. The ridge is part…

What’s that smell?

Did you notice that every country, and town has its unique smell? A friend of mine brought it to my attention. I never noticed it before until I travelled to Thailand. Besides the humidity smell [mold] typical in tropical countries, and the smug surrounding Bangkok, spices is the predominant smell in Thailand. It took me…

A Romantic Winter Hideaway in the North Woods!

Romance? What is Romance? Merriam Webster dictionary define romance as: A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. This is our romantic story, It was a warm January afternoon; the temperature was above the freezing point for the first time in weeks….

La Chandeleur, A French Food Tradition Celebrated with Crêpes!

A week from today, while a large amount of the U.S. population will get ready to host Super Bowl parties, all around France, people will be active in the kitchen making crêpes, and planning festivities for their family and friends. Why? Because of La Chandeleur or Candlemas! La Chandeleur is of Christian origin celebrated every…

Day Trips from Bangkok

Bangkok is a large city of 17 million people. After a few days visiting the town we felt the need to get out of the noise, traffic and smug that never stop. Our Thai friends suggested we drive to the Bridge on the River Kwai and hike the Erawan waterfalls. So, we packed an overnight…

36-hours in Hong Kong

What would you do if you only had 36-hours to spend in an iconic city of 7 million people? This is what we asked ourselves when we arrived on our planned 36-hours layover that turned into 24-hours due to a flight delay out of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hong Kong is a large city of several…

Christmas Yule Log: A French Christmas Delicacy

A few days ago I received a request from a reader to translate the Christmas Yule Log recipe I posted last year. I thought I would share the translation for everyone interested.     Print Recipe Christmas Yule Log This recipe is to be made 24-hours before serving. Cuisine Dessert Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook…