The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon.
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.
My beloved labradoodle, Bentley, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this week. I was devastated. Mainly I was sad that I wasn’t there to tell him “farewell.” Ironically, I was on my way back to the States to see him when I got the news he was passing. I […]
When you have an appointment at the prefecture to renew your French expat visa, you’d better show up. Rain, shine … or flu! Today was the day to update my 12-month French expat visa — or carte de séjour. The event seems to come around much faster each […]
A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return. I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s surely because I’ve […]
How mould from rye bread found its way into the first Roquefort cheese
An easy guide to France
After my first true visit to Marseille, I can’t say enough good things about the city. While I’m composing my thoughts for a post on the long weekend, I want to share some highlights: the doors and windows of Marseille. Marseille, the second largest city in France, is […]
How many times have you said to yourself: “Someday I’m going to visit the south of France.” If you’ve always wanted to visit the south of France, why are you putting it off? “I’m afraid to travel solo.” “I don’t know where to go.” “I’m too busy.” I […]
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to renew the French Expat Visa. It’s a gift from France that keeps on giving.
After touring the most popular Christmas Market in France — Strasbourg, Colmar and Kaysersberg — I have to say, they were pretty spectacular. Yet there was nothing quite like the magical Christmas markets in the very small towns we visited next in Alsace: Eguisheim, Riquewihr and Ribeauville. When […]
The very best Christmas Markets are in the Alsace region of France, or so I’m told. I had to see for myself. Ask anyone who’s scouted around for the very best Christmas Markets in Europe and they’ll say Strasbourg, Colmar and Kaysersberg in France are the among the […]
Eleven Christmas Markets in one town … oh my! Strasbourg is a busy city during the Christmas Market. Not only is it home to approximately 300,000 full-time residents, Strasbourg bulges at the seams with holiday visitors during November and December. Known as home to one of the best Christmas markets […]
I’ve heard the very best Christmas Markets are right here in France so I had to check them out for myself. If it’s bright holiday lights and decorations, streaming holiday music and festive foods that make a Christmas market rank at the top of the list, there’s no […]
Of all the places the Barefoot Blogger has wandered, a trip to a French thermal spa for a cure has to be the most relaxing… and French! I’m pretty sure I was the only person at the resort who was from outside France. I was certainly the only one […]
The second day of the French Spa Tour and Cure started with a drive through the Pyrenees to the “beaux village” of Saint-Bertrand-De-Comminges. The road trip from our overnight at L’hostellerie des Cédres to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges was a brilliant plan, thanks to my trip guide extraordinaire, Nevenka. She knew […]
A French thermal spa experience is an adventure this expat couldn’t resist.
As a frequent traveler, I’m always interested in ideas that can help make travel planning and sightseeing easier and more fun. So when I was asked to try out the new TripScout Travel app, I jumped at it. That is, after I found out TripScout is my travel guru […]
The third in the series of shore excursions for travelers on Mediterrean cruises, Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France is sharing ideas we all can use. Let’s see what she suggests for those who want to experience Languedoc-Roussillon. Languedoc-Roussillon is coming to be known by many as the […]
Now that I’ve seen the movie “Loving Van Gogh” — in French no less, with no subtitles — I’m remembering my first visit to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence I started my quest for Van Gogh’s trail in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence early on a beautiful, sunny morning. Temperatures were in the high 70’s and a light wind […]
There are hardly more historically significant towns in France than Aigues-Mortes. Within the walled city, legends and facts reveal a rich history of conquering heroes and suffering martyrs. Today the place has transformed into a popular destination for travelers, filled with souvenir shops and sidewalk cafes. Visit with […]