4 Life Lessons From The Café Gourmand

What is café gourmand? The word gourmand (linked to gourmet) literally translates to 'gluttonous' in French. However to the French, it's anything but. Gourmand refers to a person who appreciates great food – the American equivalent of a 'foodie.' Café gourmand is a dessert list staple in France. It includes a single espresso with a sampling of bite-sized desserts.…

Travel Like a Local: 4 Hidden Gems of the French Riviera

For many, the French Riviera conjures up images of mega yachts and celeb-studded film festivals. But locals don’t go to hot spots like St. Tropez or Cannes for vacation. So, just where exactly do they go? Keep reading to check out four hidden gems of the French Riviera that let you experience le joie de…

3 Things I Learned my First Week in Nice

1. Lunchtime explosions are the norm. The first thing you'll notice as you fly into the Côte d'Azur is the water. The Mediterranean sea is a breathtaking turquoise that rivals even the Caribbean. The second thing you'll notice after you land is the cannon. That's right. Every day, at noon on the dot, the sky is filled…