Top 10 Things to do in Paris in the Rain

The Top 10 Things to do in Paris When It Rains

So, you find yourself in the City of Love, the home of Le Tour Eiffel, the most romantic place on Earth, and it would all be absolutely perfect except for one small, yet crucial, detail. It’s raining… It’s too wet to stay out and watch …

My Top Tips for International Travel

My Top Tips for International Travel

As I sit here at Dubai International Airport, waiting for my connecting flight to Nice, I thought (given that I have a 9-hour stopover) it might be a good time to discuss some of my personal tips for long-haul travel. Each time I make the pilgrimage to my beloved France, I come from Australia, so I think I’m probably as skilled as anyone might be in managing the 30+ hour flight from my country town – via Sydney – to Paris or Nice.

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Enjoy a Night Out Like a Local at a Theatre in Paris

Deep into the left bank of the River Seine, discover the meeting grounds of the unforgettable ‘Lost Generation’.   Many writers, painters, sculptors, and actors, such as Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald and Chagall, found solace and inspiration in the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris during the 1920’s. …

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Travel Around the World with a Carry-on Bag

Why would anyone want to organise a 6-week holiday to la belle France and travel with an airline-approved, international carry-on bag as their only luggage? I can hear you. Is it even possible? Why would I want it to be possible? Ask my ex. After all, my …

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The Strategy of Getting Organised with Storage

Are you heading off for a while? Travelling? Taking the plunge? Packing your life into boxes and stashing it into storage can be an organised, methodical process. Or, it can be a nightmare – depending upon how you handle it. I like organised. It’s in …

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10 Steps to Make Your Holiday to France a Reality

One thing I hear repeatedly from people is that ‘one day’ they’ll take a holiday to France. But how to make this happen when family responsibilities, perhaps money, job commitments, and other distractions complicate the simple desire to just go? I have been lucky enough to …

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Clear the Clutter and Get Organised for Travel

I’m leaving, on a jet plane! Time to get organised Packing to go away for a while takes some strategy. I grew up constantly on the move. I was a fully-fledged expert packer before I could legally drink alcohol. What to let go of, what …