Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Before & after our canal trip: Quick stops in Carcassonne & Saint Emilion (PHOTOS)

Written by Diane. Posted in France, travel

Hello friends! Just checking in with a quick post for you today.

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My parents are here for the rest of the week and we all just got back from a big trip down south. We did our second canal cruise aboard a Nicols boat and I’ll be telling you all about that soon. Until then, I’m sharing photos from our pit stops before and after our cruise.

Read on for pics from Carcassonne and Saint Emilion!

How to bring wine back from France

Written by Diane. Posted in travel

When I bring a bottle of French wine back for family and friends, their faces light up with excitement and appreciation. It’s a cherished gift for someone special. But all you need is to have one bottle of red wine explode in your suitcase to never want to try to transport wine on a long-haul flight ever again. So how can you bring wine back from France so it arrives in one piece? Is it even legal?

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Here are my tips!

Tips for when the foreign in-laws meet each other

Written by Diane. Posted in French language, on life in France

Tips for when the foreign in-laws meet

Meeting your significant other’s family for the first time is nerve-wracking no matter where you’re from. For those of us in relationships with someone from another country, meeting the family can be quite an experience. That goes double when your partner’s native language differs from your own. If the day comes when it’s time for the in-laws to meet each other, take a deep breath. Even if they don’t speak more than a few words of each other’s language, which is the case in our respective families, it doesn’t have to be a disaster. I’m living proof. My parents have met Tom’s parents on 2 separate occasions since we’ve tied the knot and have lived to tell about it.

Here are some tips on how to have a smooth multicultural experience for when the foreign in-laws meet.

Go!

7 Canal cruise tips to keep in mind for an unforgettable trip

Written by Diane. Posted in France, travel

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Sometimes the best way to learn is by doing, and a self-piloted canal cruise is no exception. Tom, my in-laws, Dagny and I went on a canal cruise in Alsace in September and had a wonderful time discovering the region, the canals and the locks along the way. If you’re thinking of booking a similar trip, read on for my canal cruise tips.

Here’s what to know before you go!

 

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