May 2010

My dirty little travel secret

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I’ve been harboring a dirty little secret from the travel blogging community, from the #RTWsoon-ers and the #RTWnow-ers. Maybe because I think they’ll judge me, maybe because I think someday I’ll change my mind. But it’s true: I don’t really want to travel around the world. It’s not as bad as it sounds, I promise. […]

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True love endures

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“Come on, you guys, it’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank, you know, holding claws…” –Phoebe, Friends Cheers to all the mothers, couples and families today. Enjoy the sunshine, and don’t forget to call your […]

May 9, 2010 Continue reading…

Live every day like a tourist

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Right now, I’m lucky enough to be playing tourist and pretending to be a resident of Nice, France. The French Riviera is undoubtably a huge tourist destination, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to explore. However, before moving here, I was living in Silicon Valley, California. Although it’s absolutely beautiful, it’s not much […]

May 7, 2010 Continue reading…

Crêpes: like pancakes, but for every meal!

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One of my favorite traditions growing up was crêpes on Mardi Gras. My mom would make a big batch of crêpes and we would eat them for both dinner and dessert. My mom liked ratatouille and crème fraîche in her crêpes, while I preferred ham and cheese. For dessert, we would spread Nutella or fresh […]

May 5, 2010 Continue reading…

How not to meet creeps in London

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Twenty-Something Travel was one of the first travel blogs I discovered–and wondered why the heck didn’t I think of that? Needless to say, I’m a big fan of the site and its message and I jumped at the chance to guest post for Twenty-Something Travel when I was launching C’est Christine. I love that Steph […]

May 4, 2010 Continue reading…

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

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Well, I’ve run into my first hiccup in France. My dearest MacBook Pro broke last Wednesday morning–the screen won’t turn on. No luck with any of the troubleshooting tips, so I had to to take it into a “certified Apple reseller” shop. Believe me, this was NOT an Apple store, but someplace where you had […]

May 2, 2010 Continue reading…