Blog"Life is a curious mix of fantasy, experience
Note to readers: After a three-year hiatus, my blog has relaunched in a new home — on this website. You can subscribe to future posts via RSS feed, or by using the sign-up box below.
Open-air markets in neighborhoods all over the city are a foodie’s paradise.
For foodies, the weekly markets of Basque Country provide a window on a rich cuisine traditionally produced at home or on fishing boats.
During harvest time in Basque markets, the pepper roaster and his Rube Goldberg contraption play a key role in the food chain.
After the day-trippers leave, one can almost hear the echo of centuries past. What varies in each place are the modern amenities.
Far less touristy than the more oft-visited San Sebastián, Bilbao offers fine art, exquisite cuisine and a gracious pace.
Strict rules confine the production of this worldwide favorite to a small region in France, where the cows live a pampered life.
Long known for its music festivals and 17th-century citadel, this cultural center in northeast France is also an urban forager’s delight.
A traveler had her Apple Watch stolen as she snoozed in an airplane aisle seat. Still, I prefer to think that other travelers are generally trustworthy.
An exhaustive search for rain gear that can go from trail to city turns up some practical, fashionable options. When every ounce counts, we’ve got you covered.
Some of the best French souvenirs can enhance your kitchen back home. From glasses to gadgets, an avid cook reveals her sources.
For the most authentic experience, eat in residential neighborhoods where money goes further. Tips from those who have been around the block.
The genius of Vietnamese street food is creating something delicious from simple, inexpensive ingredients.