Archive for September, 2011

Discovering the Vallieres village in France - my village!

Posted on 22. Sep, 2011 by .


Being from French descent, I knew there would be some sign of my Vallieres ancestors somewhere in France (yes, I am aware that for most people, it almost sounds like a hispanic name because of the silent “s” at the end, but it’s actually pronounced “val-e-air”. Free French lesson for ‘ya!). During my trip to La [...]

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Tirol, Oetz Valley and Innsbruck, an Austrian Photo Essay

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .


When I decided to attend Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck, I knew I was in for a treat. Not only was the city absolutely stunning, but the trip to the Oetz Valley afterwards, including the relaxing spa day, was nothing short of perfect. Austria and I had a rendez-vous manqué in 2009 - I longed [...]

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Hiking Volcanoes in Auvergne: My Experience

Posted on 17. Sep, 2011 by .


Hiking a volcano wasn’t exactly part of my French tourism plan. Somehow my mind and body never got along very well, and anything that involves just the slightest amount of coordination is more often than not a very bad idea. Being outdoors and staying active, I enjoy - making a fool of myself by landing [...]

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Alsace Roadtrip: an Itinerary

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .


Plannning an Alsace roadtrip was always a dream of mine (and I was glad to cross it off my my bucket list). I am a big fan of dry white wine and 15th century architecture and trust me, it doesn’t get any better than this for both of these things. Culturally sandwiched between France and Germany, [...]

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3 Daytrips from Annecy

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .


While Annecy is certainly a must if you are visiting the Haute-Savoie region, it is however small enough to be wrapped in a day - but that doesn’t mean you should move on to another place just yet. Annecy offers many interesting possible daytrips destinations reachable in less than an hour’s drive, three of which I [...]

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