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The Best Spot to Eat French Fries in France

Two things.. One. I know, I know, I know, French fries aren’t actually French… they’re Belgian. BUT, Sant and I traveled through the Netherlands, Belgium and France and we tried the fries in almost every city we visited and the best fries we came across were in France. Although this particular shop is a Belgian Friterie (fry […]

My Favorite Travel Memories of 2015

My Favorite Travel Memories of 2015

This year has been quite the year of travel for me. I traveled to 3 new countries, more than 10 new cities and had countless new adventures. Having a full-time job and only being able to travel part-time has its limitations, but I believe in making the most of the time I have and traveling at […]

Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon, France

Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon, France

Before arriving in Lyon, I was under the impression that the city was a smaller but just as worthy version of Paris – less crowds with all the French charm you could want. While I was there, I noticed many similarities between the country’s capital city, Paris, and France’s gastronomical capital, Lyon. Similar to the […]

Lyon Traboules: Secret Passageways in the City

Lyon Traboules: Secret Passageways in the City

I knew very little about Lyon before arriving, but the last thing I expected to discover was secret passageways hidden behind seemingly normal doors in Vieux Lyon (the old part of town). After arriving in Lyon, our (super helpful) Airbnb host filled us in on all the must-see aspects of France’s third-largest city. First, she told […]

Lyon hosted the 17th World Convention of Rose Societies in 2015 which resulted in a beautiful Rose Festival that became a city-wide event.

Rose Festival in Lyon, France

We got super lucky that we just happened to arrive in Lyon the exact weekend that all the festivities for the Rose Festival were taking place. We weren’t quite sure what exactly was going on, but it was apparent that some type of festival was happening because the entire city was decorated in roses. I […]