Destination: Najac, France

Najac is a small, but notable village located about 110 kilometres northeast of Toulouse. It's known for its eponymous château, which looms on a verdant hill and offers a picturesque, postcard view from a distance-- it's no wonder, then, that Najac is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France ("les plus beaux … Continue reading Destination: Najac, France

Destination: Rocamadour, France

Nestled deep inside a regional park in the very north of Occitanie is the tiny village of Rocamadour. What makes this semi-hidden place unique is its numerous churches and homes, all built along the slope of a green hill that overlooks a sweeping valley of forests and more hills. Its distinctive look, along with its … Continue reading Destination: Rocamadour, France

Destination: Toulouse, France (June 2019 Edition)

This month marks nearly one year since I visited the southwest of France, particularly the city of Toulouse and its surrounding towns. Granted, I'd gone to Toulouse several times in the past, but this visit was different in that it was in the summer. As a result, I got to experience the French southwest from … Continue reading Destination: Toulouse, France (June 2019 Edition)

72 Hours in Paris: Things to See and Do

When it comes to traveling, some of us might not have the luxury of spending many days in one place. Whether it’s due to rushed planning or limited vacation time off from work, it can be hectic trying to research and cram in as much as possible into sightseeing a city or country. In the … Continue reading 72 Hours in Paris: Things to See and Do

My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe

The annual Christmas markets have already been going on for a couple of weeks, and there remains not quite another two weeks before they end. In any case, such events are truly magical during the winter season, with plenty of gingerbread, gifts, and glühwein to boot. Should one be in Europe around the holiday season, … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Markets in Europe