Visit Westminster Abbey- one of London’s top 10 tourist attractions

“When you are tired of London then you are tired of life” (Samuel Johnson, buried in Westminster Abbey) Get on your walking shoes for this day trip to see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and to visit Westminster Abbey, all considered some of London’s top ten tourist attractions. They are located in a part of London called Whitehall Read more about Visit Westminster Abbey- one of London’s top 10 tourist attractions[…]

Montsegur Cathar Country

In the heart of Cathar Country-discover a luxury chambre d’hote

By Phil Little, SAT Travel L’Abbaye-Château de Camon is an ancient Benedictine monastery dating back to the tenth century. It is situated in the beautiful village of Camon in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Surrounded by forest and pasture it is only a ten minute drive from the medieval town of Mirepoix. In the heart Read more about In the heart of Cathar Country-discover a luxury chambre d’hote[…]

National Gallery London

The National Gallery of London- One of Top 5 Free Things to Do in London

Droplets of rain threatened to make me dig for my umbrella as I headed for the National Gallery, one of my top five free things to do in London. As I approached Trafalgar Square on that grey Wednesday, a lone bagpiper’s tune filled the square and a playful group of tourists posed nearby, iphone cameras Read more about The National Gallery of London- One of Top 5 Free Things to Do in London[…]

Fascinators

Nine Unexpected Things to Enjoy in the Cotswolds

Shaun the Sheep-  is a British animated television character whose   madcap adventures around a small farm, as the leader of his flock, delighted British audiences. To raise money for The Children’s Hospital, 120 renowned artists created sculptures which were auctioned to benefit the charity raising an incredible £1,087,900. The owner of Filly’s in Tetbury is Read more about Nine Unexpected Things to Enjoy in the Cotswolds[…]

Best French bread from Paris to Provence

Where to Find the Best French Bread-from Paris to Provence

I’ve had a fondness for French bread and boulangeries since I first landed in Paris to study abroad some (ahem… shall I say quite a few?) years ago.  I lived in the 14th arrondissment in an old-fashioned building called La Maison des Etudiantes.  We were obliged to share a room with a native French speaker, Read more about Where to Find the Best French Bread-from Paris to Provence[…]

Places I often visit: UK, France, Italy

Because my first love was Paris,  back in the ’70’s,  we thought nothing of sticking out our thumb and heading for Spain or Belgium or Germany for the weekend.  I remain enamored of France, from its wild Brittany shores to its sophisticated Cote d’Azur living. The lure of Europe with such easy (and cheap!) access to a Read more about Places I often visit: UK, France, Italy[…]

Oktoberfest Beers- Five to Choose From

One thing I’ve discovered as an expat living in England is that Brits really know their brews. Did I know the difference between ale and a lager?  Certainly not until we did some mandatory pint swilling on this side of the pond…more on that later! How much do you know about Oktoberfest beers? Why not join one Read more about Oktoberfest Beers- Five to Choose From[…]

Salvador Dali

Figueres: Sun, Sea & Dali

“Have no fear of perfect. You’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali Yesterday’s visit to Figueres, Spain to the Teatro Museo Dali is a “must” if you are spending any time in this colorful Catalan part of the world. In fact, my day couldn’t have been more perfect;  arriving in Figueres around noon, a 2 hour Read more about Figueres: Sun, Sea & Dali[…]

Banyuls Catalan Festival

Wine Harvest Festival in Banyuls, France- October 2015

A few luxurious days on the Mediterranean in Cerbere, France I am spending a few days at my International Property Share home in Cerbere, France, only 4 km from Spain.  Here I enjoy lovely slow days where we can watch the play of sunshine and shadow on the Mediterranean, drive to Portbou Spain for a Read more about Wine Harvest Festival in Banyuls, France- October 2015[…]

A Trip to Remember!

 The Expat Life in Europe What if, like me, you’ve yearned to really live in Europe since you first stepped foot in Paris some forty years ago?  And now, that dream is a reality. You find yourself here, easily identified as an American by your pronounced accent, ready smile and open demeanor, and there’s the rush Read more about A Trip to Remember![…]