My fourth stroll out of Paris was more than just another trip to the French countryside. It was a weekend of chilling lakeside breezes, Lake Titesse in the Southern Black Forest getting acquainted with some feathered friends along the shore, breathtaking glimpses of vineyards, and meadows that seemed to be pulled straight out of The Sound of Music! Yours truly, frolicking through the meadows of Titisee, Germany I think it’s safe to say that each landscape above was dangerously close to perfection. However, the most impactful aspect of the…

There is nothing more thrilling than having a spontaneous encounter with the French culture. One random weekend night, sans intention, I found myself in the midst of La Nuit Blanche—the French term for “a sleepless night.” One night a year, Paris sustains the bustle of the day through the night.  It is truly a magical night for not only Parisians, but also those who want a more profound interaction with the roots of French society. It’s a night of complete cultural access to the French heritage—the museums, theatres,…