If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true? – Jiminy Cricket Across the Cafe Table is turning one this month and we’re talking about traveling birthday celebrations! Let’s discuss the dream trip you would like to be feted with for your birthday someday. Dazzle, surprise, inspire, wow each other… … Read more
When I first moved to France, one of the first questions people would ask me was, “Why?” To me it seemed an odd question – “Why not?” I always wanted to answer. But I didn’t. Instead, I came up with a flippant answer, far from the full truth, but definitely an influential and attractive aspect of the country: “For the cheese.”
Unlike other natural wonders in and around North America, such as Hawaii and Alaska, a cruise on the Sea of Cortez begins as a mystery. Before this trip last week, I’d never read about this sea that lies between mainland Mexico and Baja California, nor seen it on television. People don’t win trips on game … Read more
Travel Belle tips for buying a bathing suit for your summer vacation No. I refused to title this article something inane like “Find a Bathing Suit for your Body Type,” with the usual rundown of apples, pears and celery sticks. Okay, so I made up the “celery stick” body type, but why not? The practice … Read more
La ferme aux escargots near Perpignan My first experience with escargots was, quite appropriately, in a Parisian bistro famous for their roast chicken called L’Ami Louis. In this particular establishment, a dozen giant escargots de Bourgogne arrive on a glass platter destined for this purpose, stuffed to the brim with a delectable parsley and garlic … Read more
How is it possible to resist celebrating the summer solstice on an island that the New York Times described as “Mayberry Meets Burning Man”? A place where sheep dog trials compete with opera productions, and art galleries thrive alongside the annual Strawberry Festival parade with the grocery cart drill team and the samba ladies?
When visiting Napa Wineries, Yountville’s Maison Fleurie offers Provencal touches. When I was looking for a place to stay near the Napa wineries around Yountville, located in the central Napa Valley, I didn’t think I’d be able to find something within our budget. I assumed the small town’s accommodation options consisted solely of high end resorts such as … Read more
Travel gear comes and goes. But the memories associated with it remain. If there’s one piece of gear that to me holds my dearest memories it is my 15L Dakine Wonder backpack.
I think it might be a lingering effect of the London Olympics, but this season navy (the color, not the flotilla) is everywhere. Here are a few things in this season’s “it” color to inspire you to travel fashionably and keep all other manner of blues away. 1. At once practical and chic, a scarf … Read more