I've often been asked, "What is your favorite place in the world?" and in all my years of travel, I never had an answer. Until now. My favorite place in the world is Saint-Malo, a town in Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. (more…)
Before booking an international trip, there's some research you can do to lay the foundation for success. This is a comprehensive list—I'm covering all bases. Take what you need from it. (more…)
One of the most unusual hotels I've stayed in was also the location of an incredible, exceptional restaurant - but before I tell you about the restaurant, I must first describe the journey to get to this unique location. I took two trains, one bus, and a ferry from Paris…
Coco Chanel made nautical stripes, la marinière, fashionable after she saw the fishermen on the beaches of Deauville, France wearing them. In Belle-Île, la marinière is practically the dress code. I couldn't get enough... (more…)
It started out as an interesting excursion...a visit to the studio of an artist who makes tiny ships out of mussel shells. It turned out to be yet another unanticipated adventure. (more…)
Check out the variety, and unique names, for all the sizes of french fries at this sandwicherie along the Belle-Île harbor. By the way, I saw the "familiale size" and it would feed a village.
Today I took two trains, one bus, and a ferry from Paris to Belle-Île-en-Mer, an island off the coast of Brittany. I left my hotel in Paris at 8:00 a.m. and arrived in Belle-Île-en-Mer at 3 p.m. Here is the tale of my journey, and my first day on the…