Tuscan Women Cook!

  “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” -Harriet van Horne   Situated just 30 minutes south of Siena among the rolling hills of Tuscany, you’ll find the 13th century village of Montefollonico, were two innovative American women have followed their hearts and are offering something unique in Read more about Tuscan Women Cook![…]

IPS in French Property News

IPS in French Property News

Check out my article in the latest edition of French Property News. Click on this link below to read the PDF: French Property news article Here’s a quick sneak preview of the text too, for those of you who prefer to get a taste of it and have a quick read on the blog itself… Read more about IPS in French Property News[…]

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What are some of your favorite travel books?

                  As often happens as I travel from one International Property Share home to another, I discover favorite travel books left behind by our owners. Expat, Women’s Tales of Life Abroad, caught my eye. The life of an expat has intrigued me ever since I spent a year Read more about What are some of your favorite travel books?[…]

Things to Do near Uzes

I discovered Uzes in 2010 while searching for a new property to buy for my business, International Property Shares. My thoughts were “Wow, this is a really gorgeous town and I wish that I could find just what I’m looking for here”. Sadly, nothing fit the bill at that time. Returning again in 2014, I finally Read more about Things to Do near Uzes[…]

Antwerp things to do

Antwerp- “Belgium’s Capital of Cool”

Travel within Europe is seductively easy.  Did you realize that from Montpellier, you can be in Antwerp in less than 7 hours?   Here are some suggestions if you are keen to explore Antwerp and to pamper yourself on a 3-day antiques shopping trip.  Grab your girlfriends and let’s go! First of all, it pays to visit Read more about Antwerp- “Belgium’s Capital of Cool”[…]

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Celebrate Love in Umbria

In the mood to celebrate love on St. Valentine’s Day? If you were at your fractional ownership villa in Monteleone d’Orvieto, you are about an hour from Terni, the home of Saint Valentine, where they celebrate a festival in his honor each year on February 14th. As the story goes, Valentine the former Bishop of Terni, Read more about Celebrate Love in Umbria[…]

The Chelsea Flower

The Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of England

The English and Their Gardens Gardens are not created or made, they unfold, spiraling open like the silk petals of an evening primrose flower to reveal the ground plot of the mind and heart of the gardener and the good earth. – Wendy Johnson, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, 2000 It’s no wonder that visitors Read more about The Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of England[…]

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How to find great music when you’re travelling in Europe?

What’s on in the County Cork  Irish music scene? I have been spoiled for choices in the acoustic/folk music scene in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. For an expat woman of indeterminate age (moi) seeking social outlets, my introduction to Thursday nights at  Minchinghamton, opened the doors to friendship, fun and a variety of musical talents.   As Read more about How to find great music when you’re travelling in Europe?[…]

Isle of Man, Ireland

Did you know there are six Celtic languages?

Did you know there are six Celtic languages, one of which is called Manx? That one I had to look up! (the Isle of Man). Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish, Gaelic, Welsh I’ve learned to say two useful things today from Omniglot: Dia dhuit (sg)   Hello ( Good day) Céad míle fáilte (hundred thousand Read more about Did you know there are six Celtic languages?[…]

Lots to love about Cotswolds

Lots to Love About the Cotswolds- Hobbs Street Bakery

Contributed by Ginny Blackwell for SAT Travel, a London-based travel company specializing in small group travel. In another life, I’ll surely come back as a baker!  This December,  I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the folks behind the scene at Hobbs Bakery, only two steps away from my International Property Shares home in Tetbury, England. Read more about Lots to Love About the Cotswolds- Hobbs Street Bakery[…]