40 Before 40

40 Before 40

With the monumental 40th birthday approaching, I decided to make a list of the forty things I wanted to do before my milestone occurred. It was fun, and I think I learned a lot in that year. Will there be a fifty before fifty? Wait and see!

Pescatarian in France?

                    As part of my ‘40 before 40 goal list’, our family has decided to cut back on meat. We have three families in our life that are good examples on how to cut back on meat from our diets. It may be a coincidence that all three are thirty-something couples who raise their children with health in mind. It doesn't...

Having a Hysterectomy Before 40 In France – What To Expect

Hysterectomy on the French medical system- Once I had my diagnosis, I won't lie, it took me a long time to figure out how I felt about hysterectomy before 40. Sure, like most of us, I read everything I could find about my illness, tried to find alternative options and make an educated decision based on the information. Simple equation, applied...

What’s your #10ktrip dream destination?

Athos Luxury Barge
#10kTRIP How to save for your dream vacation – By Eva Hamori I don't normally write sponsored posts, but when I heard about this brilliant program to save for future vacations, I thought what a great way for my fellow Canadian wanderlusts to experience family travel. Now there is no need to deplete your account when you go away on holidays....

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Year End Concert

http://youtu.be/0E7NKSMCZYE   Who doesn't love Freddie Mercury  and the uber famous song Bohemian Rhapsody. It reminds me when I first saw Wayne's World when Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey head bashed to the tune, typical 80's style, as they drove along in their beater car. So when Sally, our choir director, asked me to sing a solo part during our choir performance,...

Do You Dream Of Your Name In Lights?

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          Alfonz and I dropped Angelina off at school by 9:00am and then we made our way directly to Toulouse. It took us over 2 hours to get there, but I was pretty excited about the adventure I was about to start in Budapest Hungary, as an actual paid travel writer. For years, I have been writing for free, getting my name...

Piazza Dei Mercanti & Duomo Roof Top View

  Milano! You either love it or hate it here or at least that's what the tourist book says. Milano on first glance is noisy, crowded, busy and dirty. On second glance you will find a lively culture, with people out and about with many things to do and see; even in the middle of winter. Mom was recently reacquainted through the...

Sanremo Italy – On Route to France from Hungary

Stunning views Sanremo
After a grueling 7-hour stretch in the van, we find ourselves in handsome Sanremo Italy, our last stop on our 1700-kilometer drive home from Hungary before reaching Capestang France tomorrow afternoon. We went from snow in Hungary, to rain in Slovenia and ended in 15+ in this microclimate piece of heaven. Located directed on the Italian Riviera, this pleasant...

Let’s Clean-up Capestang Campaign- 40 Before 40

expats living in France
      When we decided on Capestang as the perfect spot in Europe to raise our children, what we saw in this village was untouched potential. We stumbled across a perfectly preserved French village that stays open year round. Unlike many of the coastal communities that cater to tourists, they then shut down for the winter. Capestang has just enough life and resources...

40 Before 40 Venice Italy – The Floating City of Venice

Venice Italy Christmas
  Venice is remarkable. It has a romantic allure that tops the charts for places to see in the world. The idea of a city on top of water, with canals for roads and little cobblestone footpaths lined with window displays, and festivals like Carnevale and Il Redentore; bring 12-20 million tourists here per year. Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal, Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge,...

Day Tripping Tarragona Catalonia

Tarragona Monument Human Pyramid
Tarragona is in southern Catalonia directly on  the Mediterranean Sea with a population of 134,000. The tourist drive of this location would be the pretty walking strip or Rambla which leads you to the stunning views and the Roman ruins. The human tower monument statue we were so fascinated with, symbolizes the bi-annual sporting event, where the leading human towers around...