Morocco (Lite), ChefChaouen – 50 Shades of Blue

As a traveller, I generally hit the “safe zones.” As the kids are getting older, so is our ability to travel to some edgier spots and Morocco is just that. Edgy. Last spring was our first foray into Morocco. We took the fast ferry from Tarifa, Spain (35 minutes), and arrived in Tangiers, Morocco. Stepping […]

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Sensational Sancerre

Small to big - Sancerre

The wine lovers of our group took a road trip to Sancerre. It was a bit of a mission as the town of Sancerre sits on the very eastern edge (left bank) of the Loire Valley and was 200 km away from our château based in Langeais. But if you love wine, and you’re into Sancerre (me!) then it’s well worth the pilgrimage.

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The Loire Valley & a Little Paris.

Girls trip France 2018, Loire Valley

What’s better than a girl’s trip? As a woman, NOTHING, and I mean absolutely f’cking nothing! Time away with your female tribe is immensely special and absolutely mandatory. Every couple of years, I take a trip with my female tribe.  This year (September), my eclectic and crazy femmes went to The Loire Valley, France and […]

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45 Things I know to be True….at 45.

Suck it up!

Last month, I turned 45! I’ve always embraced my age and love celebrating my birthday. Actually, I just love birthdays in general. It’s the one day of year when it’s truly your day when all things are about you. This last birthday came with some reflection now that I’m officially middle aged….cause yes, I’m hoping […]

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My Big Fat 5 days in Athens

Due to some random holidays in Spain (Constitution Day and Immaculate Conception Day) – we get a mini break in early December. Not complaining! This year we went to Athens. A first for me and an overall very cool way to spend a couple of days. The historical capital of Europe is an interesting dichotomy […]

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Ferdinand, A Wise Bull…

Do you remember, The Story of Ferdinand? Ferdinand is a little bull that wants to sit under a cork tree, and smell the flowers, all day long. Ferdinand is not like other bulls. He’s a pacifist and a non-conformer. The book is actually super cute and has some good messages in it. When I was […]

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Paella – The Most Bastardized Dish in Spain

This will be an ongoing article as I continue to scour Spain for the best paella. Let me tell you…”it ain’t easy.” These dishes are not created equally and a good one is tough to find. Paella Considered by foreigners to be the “dish” of Spain, Paella actually originated in Valencia. Most Spaniards will attest […]

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