Category Archives: France

France Bonus: Free Pools!

by Sarah When the humidity is stifling in NY I always whine about the lack of pools in the city. Sure a few ritzy hotels allow access in exchange for purchasing a $14 cocktail and Central Park Harlem has a … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Carcassonne

by Sarah One of the best bonuses of couch surfing is that your host can take you to places you wouldn’t have otherwise visited.  Today my current host Elisa and I jumped in a car and made a 45 minute … Continue reading

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Now THAT’s Good Cookin’

As a budget traveler, I eat all free food that comes my way. So, naturally, in Italy I ate every bite of pasta, pizza and Nutella sandwiches that my host mothers gave me.   Yet, for all my expectations for … Continue reading

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Photo(s) of the Day: Bordeaux Cow Parade

The International “Cow Parade” is a public art exhibit that started in Zurich in 1998 and has spread to cities around the world since.  Local artists design and paint fiberglass cows — often in a way that depicts an area … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

” But why??   There are tits out everywhere”. — Luce, my Bordeaux host, on the beach after I told her I was going to the bathroom to put on my bathing suit.   And then I changed right where … Continue reading

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