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Offline Map APPS to Keep Your Trip Organized

Maps or APPS or APPS with Maps: Does anyone still use paper maps or is everyone using APPS ? The answer is Yes! to both. There are ...

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France Travel Info City Guide

France Travel Info wants to help you make vacation memories in France! How will we do this? To start with, we will share our travels ...

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Traveling Infant- Ideas for a Smooth Flight

How to enjoy a vacation when traveling with an infant! One of my readers was so kind as to not only share some of her family vacation ...

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A Family Vacation- One Reader’s Trip

What an enchanting French family vacation this sweet couple has shared with me and I, in turn, am delighted to share it with you! Facebook brought us together and I'm delighted to be able to share some highlights from their vacation in France. After messaging me for ideas for a "non-touristy" vacation ...

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C’est Le 14 Juillet

Not being in France for Le 14 Juillet celebration fills me with nostalgia. Our first July 14th celebration in France is such a wonderful memory for me. This French holiday, referred to sometimes as Bastille Day,  provides some of my favorite memories of our summer visits to France. Our first Bastille ...

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Tour de France 2016, recapping Stages 1-9

Recapping the Tour de France 2016 – what have we seen thus far in this 103rd Tour de France? It’s been an exciting week! A favorite rider withdrew and there have been several photo finishes. Today is a rest day so it’s a good day to take a look back at a few of the highlights. [caption ...

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Exploring a French Market in the UK

Exploring a French market is one of my favorite past-times so I was pleased to discover a French market here in England! Approximately twice year this French market comes to either Leamington Spa or to Warwick. As the market is only in town for 2 or 3 days, inevitably, I miss it by a narrow margin, but ...

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Airport Transportation – Paris

Airport transportation in Paris can easily put a damper on our trip if we allow it. There are lots of options and the costs and ease of mode vary. I’m going to share with you the options that I’ve used, listing the options in terms of their cost in descending order. I usually opt for the least ...

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French Pear Cake with Pear Brandy

This French pear cake with pear brandy is a house favorite! It was so simple to make. If you don’t want to use the brandy then that is not going to create a problem. We were gifted an amazing 20 year old bottle of Poire William (French pear brandy) and I wanted something to showcase the brandy. In ...