Tag: France

Get set, Go! Get Set, Go! / Travel

Kathy Buckworth is back with her “Get set, go!” segment. Kathy is taking us to France and to places you may not have been aware of. This was originally posted on CHCH.com. Join Kathy for more Get Set, Go! fun by tuning into her monthly segment on CHCH Morning Live.

Huffington Post / Travel

The French Alps are on many avid skiers “bucket lists”, but the expectation that the price is prohibitive prevents many from even exploring the possibility. Extra costs for lift tickets and lessons can escalate quickly. But in Valmorel France, the all-inclusive Club Med ski resort makes managing the cost easier than ever. The concept of the “all-inclusive” resort gained huge popularity in 2001 when Club...

Read More

European and French flags wave in the wind at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on June 4, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS Family / Huffington Post

I think North American women are ready to put up an “arret” sign against the recent barrage of books by French femmes who are writing about how they drink champagne, eat foie gras and don’t get fat; bring up beautifully behaved children simply by setting out a few non-negotiable ground rules, get those same children to eat anything (only at prescribed times), and how they...

Read More

Driving in Paris…Even Scarier Than Driving in Montreal! Family / Huffington Post

“The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.” – Fred Allen I almost proved that point here today in Paris, having a close run in with a rapidly changing traffic light and its anxiously awaiting autos, ready to leap off the starting line as I dashed across the road. “We crossed that like Montrealers,” said a colleague, but even the Montreal...

Read More

Does Coffee Size Matter? Family / Huffington Post

Sitting in my hotel’s dining room this morning in Bordeaux, France, watching residents drink impossibly small espressos, I likely gave an audible sigh of relief when my server offered me a large coffee. I’m not sure if it was my North American accent that tipped her off to the fact that a) I had no idea how to operate the complicated looking coffee machine that...

Read More

Medoc Marathon: Wine, French Bread and… Fishnet Stockings? Family / Huffington Post

The 27th annual Medoc Marathon was run last weekend, through the beautiful countryside of France. For those who haven’t heard of it, this is in fact a real marathon, with real runners. I was invited to participate, as press, not as a runner (I only run if someone is chasing me), an assignment I took on faster than a Beverley Hills Housewife takes on a...

Read More