Lake Annecy Ski Getaway

Ski joering with Aravis Passion

A secret the French have long kept to themselves, the four linked villages that make up Lake Annecy Ski Resorts are destined to be discovered. The pretty, rustic French villages of the Haute-Savoie where the velvety Reblochon cheese has been produced for centuries seep charm and one ski pass covers some 150 pistes no more […]

France’s Ardeche is for Adventurers

Ardeche Gorge, France

Mention the South of France and I know I immediately picture the yachts moored at the most exclusive beach clubs in St. Tropez and haute couture on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival. But the South of France isn’t all yacht parties and champagne until the wee hours. The Ardeche has a decidedly […]

15 Places to Travel in 2015


Each year we look forward to planning our own travels and since we’ve got a community of readers that love to live a life of adventure, just like us, we know you do too! Our 14 places to go in 2014 was such a hit with you all last year, that we’ve once again done […]

13 Best European Christmas Markets to See in Your Lifetime

Trocadero Christmas Village

The smell of mulled wine, gingerbread, and roasted chestnuts is in the air at the best European Christmas Markets. Hand-painted ornaments dangle from little wooden huts, scents of sausage waft through the air, and the sounds of carolers and horse carriages clacking on cobblestones fill the old town squares. Europe’s Christmas Markets are magical and […]

The Camargue: France’s Wild West


Close your eyes and picture France. I’d bet scenes of chic Parisians sipping on wine at sidewalk cafes, strolling the banks of the Seine, and biking with baguettes in their basket come to mind. I’m not a gambler, but I’d also bet that what you’d never picture are cowboys, cattle ranches, and bull fighting. But […]

Climbing the Via Ferrata du Pont du Diable

Via Ferrata du Pont du Diable

I was about to trust my life to some metal cables anchored to a cliff face high above the Ardeche River. I don’t have a fear of heights – I’ve flown a stunt plane and mastered a knee hang on the flying trapeze this year, after all – but I’d be lying if I didn’t […]

Cannes Day Trip: Île Sainte-Marguerite

Fort Royal on Ile Sainte Marguerite

Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Cannes, Île Sainte-Marguerite feels about a million miles from the bustling beach clubs and the Promenade de la Croisette. It’s the largest of the Lérins islands, a small archipelago just off Cannes’ coast, and abounds with 152 acres of forest. The island is home to many species of birds, hedgehogs, the Montpellier […]

20 Must-See Landmarks Around the World

Ananda Temple

From the Hoover Dam to the Hermitage, these 20 must-see landmarks around the world are a dose of travel inspiration. Whenever we travel, no matter to far-flung places or in our own backyard, we’re attracted to the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks. We’ve picked 20 of our favorites from our travels around the world. […]

A Guide to Christmas in Paris

Trocadero Christmas Village

Christmas in Paris is simply magical! Paris at Christmastime is as refined as the city itself. Every corner of every quartier has its own special enchantment from lively outdoor ice skating rinks to the many charming Christmas markets that line the streets and squares. Paris isn’t called the City of Light for nothing, and especially […]

10 Must See Gardens in Europe

The Sun at Peterhof

It’s #FriFotos again on Twitter. What is #FriFotos all about? Each Friday a popular themed photo sharing hashtag called #FriFotos takes over the Twitterverse. It’s really fun to participate in and you don’t need to be a blogger to take part. This week’s theme is gardens, so just tweet your best garden photos and be […]