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Misadventure Monday: Jackie from “Jackie Travels”

At my chateau in France, blissfully unaware of the woes to come

This post is part of a L’appel Du Vide feature, Misadventure Mondays. In each segment, I’ll ask one of my favorite travel bloggers to share one of their Travel Misadventures. This Monday, Jackie DesForges from Jackie Travels shares her tale of getting robbed at the French Riviera. Tell me a little about yourself and your current trip: Hello! My name is Jackie and I spend most of my time googling pretty places I’d like to visit (sometimes this is substituted with that game where you close your eyes, spin your globe, and put your finger on a random spot to see where you end … Read More

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Guest Blogger: Inspired. And Full of Booz: A Summer of Cooking in Europe


This is guest post by Tom Madrecki based on his experience interning at Noma and Le Chateaubriand. I was asked to write a post about the four months I spent last year cooking across Europe, in two of the world’s top 10 restaurants – Noma in Copenhagen and Le Chateaubriand in Paris. This isn’t (exactly) that post. For one, tragic as it is, the result of cooking in Europe isn’t what you might think. It is hardly a ticket to extensive travel and sightseeing, or to day-tripping across the French and Danish landscape in pursuit of long forgotten castles and … Read More

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