Floating Gardens of Sausalito

Floating Gardens of Sausalito

Last week, I mentioned my recent trip to the little seaside town of Sausalito, CA, and gave you a snapshot of the many unusual floating homes. This waterfront community, formed just after WWII ended, started with just a few makeshift houseboats and now has more than 400 floating homes. Long, Continue reading

Scenes from Sausalito

Scenes from Sausalito

  While in San Francisco last week for work, I took a quick side trip to the beautiful and quaint seaside town of Sausalito. Although this was not my first time in the little town - I had been to Sausalito, nearly 3 years prior to the day -  this time, I was able to spend some quality Continue reading

Germany Voted Most Popular Country

Germany Voted Most Popular Country

(photo source) In a survey of over 26,000 people around the world, Germany was seen as the most popular country. When asked to rank 16 countries (excluding their own country), 59% of respondents ranked Germany positively. Some analysts believe the positive rating is due to Germany's strong Continue reading

Destination Nespresso

Destination Nespresso

Although traveling for work can be tiring, tough on the family you leave behind, and often lonely, getting to know the cities you're in can often provide just enough fun and change in scenery to make you appreciate your job, family, and your wonderful life. And, if you do your homework, you can Continue reading

Lago Mar: The Quintessential South Florida Resort

Lago Mar: The Quintessential South Florida Resort

(Photo courtesy of Lago Mar Resort) When I was in college, Ft. Lauderdale was a huge mecca for students. However, with all of the drinking binges, wild parties on the public beach, and endless hours laying  in the sun, I didn't understand why parents with young children made Ft. Lauderdale a Continue reading

Adventures in Wales

Adventures in Wales

(photo source) Nearly 15 years ago, I ventured to Europe for the first time. Actually, it wasn't so much Europe where I landed, but rather the United Kingdom. For three weeks, I traveled around England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, having, what I would consider now, a very enriching Continue reading

Java Jaunts: Top Cities for Coffee Lovers

Java Jaunts: Top Cities for Coffee Lovers

 (Photo Source) Coffee...the universal caffeinated beverage found in nearly every country, every city around the world. But, have you ever stopped to think which cities serve the best coffee? In the US, Seattle was one of the first cities to become a hub for the coffee scene, giving Starbucks Continue reading

New Year, New Job, More Travel Than Ever

New Year, New Job, More Travel Than Ever

Bonjour! It's that time of year again...when Bistro Chic starts filling her travel calendar with amazing trips! And, because I've just started my new fantastic job, I will be doing more travel than ever! For instance, last week, I was in sunny California just south of Los Angeles. I stayed at a Continue reading

Fair Isle Memories

Fair Isle Memories

(photo source) Years ago when I traveled to Scotland, I stopped into a small, boutique clothing store, full of hand-made sweaters and other knitwear. The shop, with its hardwood floors and table displays, had the ultimate warm and cozy feeling - like Christmas morning in front of a fireplace. Continue reading

The World’s Friendliest Countries

The World’s Friendliest Countries

(Photo source) Life is way too short to not live among friends. So if you're looking to relocate and expand your network of friends at the same time, you may just find a friend in the Cayman Islands. These beautiful isles have been voted the friendliest country on Earth by Forbes- mainly due to Continue reading

Canadian Adventure: Ottawa’s Top 5 Attractions

Canadian Adventure: Ottawa’s Top 5 Attractions

On the last leg of my Canadian adventure, I headed to the capital - Ottawa. Although it is located in Ontario, it is literally on the border of Quebec, the French-speaking province. One strange thing I noticed on my drive from Mont Tremblant, Quebec, to Ottawa, Ontario, was that there were Continue reading

Canadian Adventure: Eagles, Owls, and Crepes in Mont Tremblant

Canadian Adventure: Eagles, Owls, and Crepes in Mont Tremblant

Bonjour everyone! As you all know by now, I spent my vacation in French Canada, including in the beautiful mountain town of Mont Tremblant. Our final day in Mont Tremblant was just as exciting as the days before. After sleeping in - which I rarely get to do any other time of the year - we ventured Continue reading