The lovely island of Guernsey, a unique blend of French and British culture is located in the English Channel, 30 miles off the northwestern coast of France and only a 50-minute flight from London Gatwick. Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, that has been influenced by nearby France through the centuries. Why am I telling you this? Personally I feel it is this fusion of French and British cultures that makes Guernsey so unique and attractive. The language spoken is English, but there is still a Guernsey patois French spoken by some of the population. You’ll also find the majority of the roads are named in French. Every aspect of island life is a charming Anglo-Franco fusion.
Visiting Disneyland is the dream for families with young children. It seems it has become a right of passage for children from America, to Paris, to Tokyo. The magic and wonder can quickly slip away however if you are forced to wait in long lines with squirmy young children. Fortunately there are strategies to reduce your wait times. Here are five tips to cut down on your time in the queue when visiting Disneyland Paris.
One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine [...]
I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90′s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This [...]
Popular work opportunities in France for adventurous language travellers If you’re travelling to France as a student from an EU country, you will also have the option of finding work while you’re there. All EU nationals can find employment in France and obtain residence permits if needed. You don’t always need an extensive knowledge of [...]
Paris, often called the City of Lights, has a number of iconic attractions to visit. The 7th and 8th arrondissement are home to the famous Champs-Élysées, the Invalides as well as the Eiffel Tower. Even if you have already been to Paris once, it is well worth visiting the 7th and 8th arrondissement again. Here [...]
All of my favorites are included! Just in time for the new iPhone 5, free apps for the very ‘best of ‘ are being offered free of charge for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, and Rome by Lonely Planet, one the most respected travel publishers in the world. Lonely Planet has earned the reputation of [...]
Top 10 Places To Have Lunch In Paris On A Budget Paris holds a very special place in my heart; the scenery, people and of course the food. Now we all know that a trip to Paris can be expensive. The cost of food on top of the cost of tickets to Paris can add [...]
The Singles Guide to Surviving Paris, the City of Love It always struck me as particularly one-sided to regard Paris as the domain of lovers, as little more than a love nest with a big tower and lights. Paris may be the ultimate honeymoon destination, but it is also a haven for singles interested in [...]
I know… for years you’ve fantasized about flying off to Europe, sitting in the front of the plane, being pampered from check-in to touchdown, but alas the exorbitant business class airfares have dashed your dreams. Well take heart my friends, British Airways has just announced a brilliant Club World All-Inclusive Fare sale that is downright [...]