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2-Week Itinerary for Backpacking Through France

2-Week Itinerary for Backpacking Through France

If there’s one thing I learned during my two-week solo backpacking trip through France it’s that I can do absolutely anything I set my mind to. I booked the flight on a whim one evening but somehow the morning of my flight rolled around, and I […]

A Complete Guide to Paris

A Complete Guide to Paris

I booked a spontaneous trip to France for two weeks in July and with no plans, I boarded my flight to Paris. With a “well, let’s just see how it goes” mindset, I boarded my Air Transat flight to Paris. I must say, that it was […]

Visiting the Cutest Town in France: Colmar

Visiting the Cutest Town in France: Colmar

What I truly believe to be the real-life ‘Beauty and the Beast’ town, Colmar is perhaps one of the cutest places I have ever stepped foot. Colmar is hands down the quaintest place I have wandered through while in France. With many little corners looking like […]

How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

Strasbourg sits in the northeastern corner of France and reminds me very much of an idyllic little German town. Grab a paper map from the train station or bus depot and hit the streets! Pick your way around town following the cutest streets and quaint […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Nice, the Nicest Place in France

A Backpacker’s Guide to Nice, the Nicest Place in France

Nice is sultry, enticing and endearing, a lavish and welcome change to the elegant Paris and the airy Provence I had left behind.  How to Get to Nice, France Trains run frequently and directly here; I took one from Avignon to Nice and was welcomed […]

Visiting the Medieval Village of Èze

Visiting the Medieval Village of Èze

Perched high above the French Riviera, the village of Èze entices visitors with winding streets and stunning views.  From Nice, take the tram to Vauban where you can catch bus 82 that will trudge up winding roads to the little hilltop village of Èze. The streets […]

How to Spend a Day Sailing in the French Riviera

How to Spend a Day Sailing in the French Riviera

The opportunity arose to spend a day on a sailboat cruising the azure waters of the French Riviera; how could I say no?! This was by far one of the most memorable and wonderful days of my trip…with a few hiccups! The hostel I was staying at, Villa […]

How to Spend an Afternoon in Villefranche-sur-Mer

How to Spend an Afternoon in Villefranche-sur-Mer

An easy afternoon on the waterfront is to be had in the gorgeous little seaside village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, home to some of the French Riviera’s most colourful buildings. You can take the 100 bus from Nice to Octroi and at the little bakery that sells delicious […]

The Best Beach in the French Riviera: Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail

The Best Beach in the French Riviera: Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail

Home to azure waters, a warm pebbled beach, high cliffs and a vibrant beach bar, this is the true essence of the French Riviera. For 30 euro you can spend the day on a comfy sunbed, or for free you can settle down on the warm […]

Visiting the Lavender Fields of Provence

Visiting the Lavender Fields of Provence

Welcome to the lavender headquarters of the world. Provence has long delighted visitors from around the world with rolling hills, endless wine regions, blue skies and sunshine, and of course the famous lavender fields just begging to be twirled around in. I spent a few […]