A few months ago a dear friend from my days in Beaufort, South Carolina, passed away — age 95. “Ms. Dottie,” as she was lovingly called by all in the historic district of the small Southern town, was the Barefoot Blogger’s inspiration, my muse, and my confidant. It’s […]
Traveling wasn't enough for this free spirited female. I needed to live abroad. Now I am happily living in Uzes, France. My blogs are about my adventures as a post-career, solo woman maneuvering her way through everyday life in France and on travels to various parts of the world. I hope you enjoy my adventures, photography and the people and places I run into along my way.
I’ve been asking Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France Tours to tell me all about her Mediterranean cruise shore excursions. There are several of you who have contacted the Barefoot Blogger for information. Read on and learn about going ashore along the French Riviera. Even if you’re an […]
My French life doesn’t always go as planned. I thought I would take a short visit to the States, Now I know how little control I have of of my life.
This time four years ago I was headed toward one of the biggest adventures in my life — destination Uzes France. To grasp the reality of it all, I’m taking a look back to see how it all started. Only four more days until I leave for my great […]
The French farmer who sells goat cheese at the Uzes Saturday Market is one of my favorite vendors. He’s certainly one of the most colorful. Each year he stages an event at his farm and invites the public. Having no idea what to expect and having nothing else […]
Any who visit Uzés, France are in awe of the Château de Duché. It’s the centerpiece of the town and home to the Duke of Uzés — the oldest ducal peerage in France. If France was still a kingdom, the Duke of Uzés would rank just below “princes […]
As I write this post I’m a long way from the hot weather in France. I’m in the US for a few weeks spending time with my “grands.” Usually I’m not anxious to leave Uzes, but I’ll admit, the heat was getting to me. The thermometer in town […]
There’s not much that I love more than hobnobbing with royalty. Even if it’s from a distance. Each year Uzes hosts a musical event during the summer that brings in famed artists from around the world. This year, the festival brought in French royalty — Prince Albert of […]
How did I decide I wanted to live abroad solo? My friends at Cook’n with Class asked me to answer that question and write a guest post for their blog. Let me share the story with you. When people say to me: “you’re so brave to move to […]
You have to Travel Corsica to believe how much the terrain of an island can change within a short drive.
Learn to cook Provençal at Le Pistou Cooking School Uzes, France
What’s happening in Uzes, France on July 14th? I set out with my camera to see how the French celebrate in this small town. It’s all about family, food, dancing and fireworks. This year, it was also about brocante. A hundred or more brocante dealers showed off their best […]
Andy Newman’s packable art exhibit next to the Tourist office in Uzes features original art of places around town and in this part of France
Visiting Sete, France
Days filled with things I love
Visiting the pottery village of San Quentin la Poterie France
Pont du Gard is reportedly one of the most visited sites in France. But not until I saw it myself would I know why
Visit the Luberon for a rainbow of summer colors
Jane’s tale of getting back to business after a winter break and updates on the B&b in France