Set in the 13th arrondissement in a neoclassical building, the C.O.Q. Hotel Paris is conveniently located for exploring the south side of Paris and has easy access to the Aeroport de Paris-Orly.  I choose this hotel via Tablet Hotels for the most part based on location since I had a series of meetings near Orly […]

Escape the tourists in the well known villages of Provence and indulge your senses by visiting the Domaine des Andeols, which is close enough to everything that is Provence, but just far enough to feel like you are discovering a new path. The Domaine des Andéols sits in the heart of the Luberon, perched high […]

There is nothing better, and I mean nothing in this world, better than tacos and margaritas after surfing or a visit to the beach. Who am I kidding, there is nothing better in this world than tacos- period. Thank goodness for Tacos So Loco, a little food truck located, in of all places, just off […]

“We had been here often before as tourists, desperate for our annual ration of two or three weeks of true heat and sharp light. Always when we left, with peeling noses and regret, we promised ourselves that one day we would live here. We had talked about it during the long gray winters and the […]

Sometimes you just get lucky and stumble on to magnificence. That is how I would describe our somewhat last minute discovery of Camellas Lloret. In the middle of a family road trip from the Cote d’Azur to Pyla-sur-Mer via Carcassonne, we opted to slow down instead of pressing on to the Bassin d’Archachon. Unlike the […]

Off the legendary road to Cap d’Antibes, the Hotel Belles Rives is situated above the sun-kissed, blue water of the Mediterranean.  A prestigious waterfront setting that has attracted the rich and famous for 90+ years starting with Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, and more recently celebrities like Andrea Bocelli, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Jude […]

When you book a few nights at a hotel in Berlin named Provocateur, you certainly don’t expect it to be boring or ordinary, but there was still a level of intrigue leading up to my arrival. As I was dropped off, the entrance looked more like an exclusive nightclub with the historic polished brass post […]

I moved to France from Boulder, Colorado in 2012 and was only supposed to be in country for a year. That was 6 years ago and we are still grinding our way around the French Riviera. There are many things I miss about Boulder, such as: my good friends; college football; hiking around the Flatiron […]