Free family fun in Nice

Free family fun in Nice

I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all over the world. Mary runs an occasional...
A day in my life

A day in my life

Today I’m being featured in a series on the daily reality of expat life on my friend Clara’s blog The Expat Partner’s Survival Guide.  The idea of the series is to show what really goes on in an expat’s life – the nitty gritty ordinary...
The Frenchness of Guadeloupe

The Frenchness of Guadeloupe

For the nineth post in the series on far-flung France we’re going back to Guadeloupe, to take another look at this beautiful island, this time from a visitor’s point of view.  Our visitor is Rachel, a writer who likes to “take the road less travelled...
5 reasons to visit French Polynesia

5 reasons to visit French Polynesia

Today we’re back with the series on far-flung France, and boy do I have a treat for you!  After a break of a couple of months I think you’ll agree this one is worth the wait; it’s a visual feast, visiting paradise on earth in the form of French...
Memories of Réunion

Memories of Réunion

For the seventh post in my series on far-flung France we’re going back to take another look at Réunion, from the perspective of a neighbouring islander, Mauritian blogger Beatrice aka Mademoiselle Nomad. For those of you just joining the adventure through...
A family adventure in French Guyana

A family adventure in French Guyana

In this, the sixth post in my series on far-flung France we’re going on a family holiday to South America, to a little-known location, French Guyana, France’s only Dom-Tom which isn’t an island. Taking us on this holiday is my lovely friend Liz who...
Guadeloupe: The Caribbean Butterfly

Guadeloupe: The Caribbean Butterfly

The fourth post in my series on far-flung France is about Guadeloupe. My guest writer today is Laura K. Lawless, an American Francophile who has combined her love of heat and the tropics with her love of France by moving to live permanently on an island in the...
Réunion Island, France in the Indian Ocean?

Réunion Island, France in the Indian Ocean?

The third post in my series on far-flung France is about the island of Réunion. My guest writer today is Annabelle, a multilingual, multicultural French blogger living in Germany.  Here she writes about her experience of visiting France in the Indian Ocean.   Guest...
Life in Mayotte

Life in Mayotte

In the second in the series of far-flung France today’s post comes to you from the island of Mayotte. My guest blogger is Curtis Bausse, a Welsh writer who has spent most of his life in France.   Recently retired, he currently lives with his wife in Mayotte and...
A long weekend in Martinique

A long weekend in Martinique

It may come as a surprise to hear that France has the most time zones of any country in the world. Yes you read that right, France has 12 time zones because it has overseas territories and departments spread across the globe; from South America, via the Caribbean, the...
Notes from the Monte Carlo Rally

Notes from the Monte Carlo Rally

To tie in with the Rallye Monte Carlo, which took place last weekend, today’s post is written by my great friend and motorsport enthusiast, Sally Higgins. Despite living close to Monaco I’d never been to the Rally. It’s not really my kind of thing...
Cruising the Danube

Cruising the Danube

At Christmas my parents found themselves in the unusual situation of all three of their children – me, my brother and sister – not spending the holidays with them.  We were all with our in-laws.  So rather than mope around at home missing us (!) they...
Roquefort and Beyond: A Local Wine Guide

Roquefort and Beyond: A Local Wine Guide

I’m excited to present my very first guest blogger today, wine connoisseur Chrissie McClatchie.  I’ve been thinking about a post dedicated to local wines for a while but while I know when I like a wine that about as far as my knowledge goes.  I’m no...

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