10 Things I’m Glad I Had On My Summer Cycling Trip In France

My cycling trip this summer was full of incredible experiences, wonderful new acquaintances and lots of challenges, including record heat, new itineraries to navigate and long days on the bike. Each day had new adventures that took me out of my comfort zone and tested my willingness to adapt. This adventure is one of the

New Pocket WiFi A Must For Overseas Travel!

One of my favorite travel accessories for cycling in France this year is the “Pocket Wifi” developed by Travel Wifi based in Paris, France. Not only will this personal hotspot enable me to send Instagram updates on the go, it will also allow me to access details on attractions along the route throughout the day,

French Rail Strikes To Cause Travel Chaos For Next 3 Months

If you’re traveling to France before July, beware that major transportation disruptions are planned beginning April 2 through the end of June. Thousands of tourists, most French will face a travel nightmare trying to get home from their Easter holiday as the first strike dates occur. Strikes are scheduled for 2 days out of every

New Hotel At Chambord Opens March 16

One of my favorite splurges in the Loire Valley was staying at the Hotel Grand St. Michel Hotel next to the magnificent Chateau of Chambord. The experience was magical. Unfortunately the hotel has been closed for the last 2 years, undergoing what I thought were major renovations to the existing hotel.  But in fact, it

Bicycling EuroVelo 6 In The Doubs Valley: Where To Stay?

I love the Doubs Valley section of EuroVelo 6 in France so much that I’m returning to this year to do additional research for a new e-guide on the area. Based on recent e-mails, it looks like many of you will also be venturing to this part of EuroVelo 6 too. If so, there’s an