Five Must-See Châteaux in the Loire Valley

Today I’m going to flash back to a trip we took in November. We spent a long weekend exploring north central and northwest France, including Mont-Saint-Michel and Normandy. The final part of our trip about which I have not yet written was a jaunt through the Loire Valley to tour some of the châteaux (or…

A Medieval Tale: Carcassone 

Part of the fun craziness of Matt’s new job is not knowing where we’re headed next. A few weeks ago we got a calendar outlining our assignments after Toulouse, but just yesterday Matt found out things might change again. Unfortunately the change means we might be headed out of Toulouse for about six weeks to stay…

Kisses and Castles–The Irish Adventure Continues

The power of a kiss is undeniable. Take that kiss, toss in a mystical stone and you may soon discover the “gift of gab.” At least that’s what the legend of the Blarney Stone says. Who am I to argue? There is a stone there, that whoever kisses, Oh! he never misses to grow eloquent….

Escape to the Pyrenees

Saturday marked a milestone for us. It marked the one-month anniversary of our move to France. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been here that long, but we are loving every minute of it. To celebrate, we booked a trip to Andorra–a small country located in the Pyrenees Mountains in between France and Spain. If…