The steeper the climb, the bigger the reward, which was certainly true when I visited the (very elevated!) medieval city in Carcassonne, France.

A spontaneous train stopover led me to the French Riviera and Nice – which was nicer than I’d ever imagined.

I’m not always a big fan of organized tours, but I went on a food tour in Paris that I highly recommend!

I’ve had a lot of fun buying popular skin care products in other countries. Here are some beauty finds that won’t break the bank.

After a very long flight that changed in Singapore, I said baai baai to Hong Kong and bonjour to Paris.