Tips for Traveling Abroad – 12 Things Americans Do Wrong

In the US, standing out from the crowd is often applauded for it shows personality and originality. However, for Americans abroad, standing out from the locals can leave you a target for scrutiny, contempt, disgust, or worse, danger. Traveling to a different county this year? Here's what not to Continue reading

Happy Birthday Julia Child

Happy Birthday Julia Child

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I had the opportunity to explore much of what the Smithsonian has to offer, including the American History Museum. My husband really had no interest in going to this particular museum, but I convinced him to go pointing out that Julia Child's kitchen was on Continue reading

5 ways to make visiting Paris less expensive

5 ways to make visiting Paris less expensive

It’s no secret that Paris is an expensive city to visit. But you can do it cheaper. Here's how. Source: 5 ways to make visiting Paris less expensive Continue reading

12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes

You've been flying all wrong. Yikes! Be sure to bring antibacterial wipes on your next trip! Source: 12 Things You Should Never Do on Airplanes Continue reading

Best travel destinations for your zodiac sign

Fancy a travel destination aligned with the stars? Check out the best travel destinations suited to your zodiac sign You can find yours truly somewhere between South Africa and California's wine country....ahhhh, the possibilities! Source: Best travel destinations for your zodiac sign Continue reading

World’s Best Cities For Foodies

World’s Best Cities For Foodies

  One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world. If you're a true foodie or even a self-proclaimed food snob, add these top-notch global foodie destinations to your list. I've been to 10 out of 25....including New Orleans, Continue reading

Pucker Up! How to Find The Best Lipstick for You

Pucker Up! How to Find The Best Lipstick for You

In honor National Lipstick Day (July 29), take the quiz below to find the ride shade of lip color for you. Source: Lipstick Quiz - YouBeauty Want to find your best "French Girl" color? Be sure to check out the lip color favorites from these Paris beauties.   Continue reading

Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Looks

Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Looks

Her life and fashion sense captivated the world. While listening to the radio on my way to work, the DJ asked listeners which celebrities/icons from the 90s we remembered the most. I immediately thought of Princess Diana. She had grace, beauty, a caring nature and an impeccable sense of fashion for Continue reading

10 Tips for the Ultimate Summer Staycation

  Can't afford a major getaway? No problem! Learn to love your hometown by planning a "staycation." Source: 10 Tips for the Ultimate Summer Staycation Continue reading

Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day

  Bonjour and Happy Bastille Day! In honor of the French Fete, I'm indulging in a creme cafe and a lovely, buttery croissant. I'll be savoring my a French breakfast and dreaming of my next Oui Please surprise! Ciao! Continue reading

Holiday with Hats and Horses

Holiday with Hats and Horses

I am not a gambler, but there is something about a horse racing track that makes me smile. Whether it's the hint of mint julep in the air or that 2015 saw our first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, this July 4th weekend, I was reminded how fun and exciting horse racing can be. Top 5 Reasons to Continue reading

8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

8 Countries, 8 Souvenirs

(Photo source) Heading overseas this summer? Be sure to leave room in your suitcase for a few mementos from each country. If you're not sure what each country is known for, check out these popular items: England: Although some sites suggest Cadbury chocolate as a must for a souvenir, England Continue reading