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The Promenade des Anglais in Nice and Me
Last I wrote, I was on my way to Italy to hike the Via Francigena. It was yet another memorable trek which I will talk about in a future blog post. But first, I want to write about Nice, the Promenade des Angl...
Click To ReadPublished on 08/05/2016

My Love Affair with Marinated Olives
Stroll through an outdoor market in France and you'll see tables covered with bins and bins of marinated olives. All colors, all flavors: Herbes de Provence, Moroccan spices, lemon-flecked, oregano and garlic...
Click To ReadPublished on 01/15/2016

Traveling with Children in France and Italy
Can you still have your dream vacation in France even with young children? Yes, and renting a house in season is the best way to do so.

In July and August, the French are on vacation themselves so if y...
Click To ReadPublished on 03/31/2015

My Walk on the Camino
I just came back from walking the Camino de Santiago. Most of you will recognize that this is the medieval trail that pilgrims have walked to S...
Click To ReadPublished on 05/22/2014

A New "Food Lover's Guide" to Paris
I am a fan of Patricia Wells and her many wonderful books on food and France.

And now after many years she has published a new print edition ...
Click To ReadPublished on 04/01/2014

Lily of the Valley-May Day in France
I'll be in France on May 1, France's National Labor Day and as always will enjoy marking this special day as the French do by buying a bouquet of "muguets" or lilies-of-the-valley.

France has many publ...
Click To ReadPublished on 04/18/2013

A Visit to Provence, Paris and the Riviera: My Fall Trip to France
It was a very busy trip to France in November and I have just finished writing up all the properties. I visited 30(!) properties in the Riviera, Provence and Paris and have added 20 to our listings. In a coup...
Click To ReadPublished on 01/29/2013

Visiting New Houses in France
Next week I'm off to France to visit new properties. Each year I go over in the fall when most rental houses are vacant, and when it is quiet in our office here in Berkeley.

I'll start off on the Rivi...
Click To ReadPublished on 10/31/2012

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