Category Archives for Travel

SOLAR, because even crappy weather should be pretty weather

At least once a week I look at the weather in San Diego (because I’m a masochist), and I look at the weather on Guam because my son’s there, and I occasionally check a few other cities where people I … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by Pam
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Not thrilled that I wear a size 90 bra in France but at least now I know: Unisize

Since I first traveled to Europe in the 80s, the EU came up with standard clothing sizes because every damn country practically had its own system. I shouldn’t complain, since the US is like one of the last two countries … Continue reading

30. March 2013 by Pam
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An indispensable and gorgeous guide to museum and gallery exhibits when you’re in Paris: Exponaute

The best thing about big cities is that they’re giant cans of concentrated culture. Museums and galleries up the wazoo. (And yes, even people who say “wazoo” can like high art.) When you’re visiting Paris, you can grab one of … Continue reading

11. March 2013 by Pam
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You won’t be so crabby in the morning with Oscar and Erik waking you up: DayDream

It sucks that sometimes you wake up with residual anger (or sadness) because of dreams, and it sucks that you often have no recollection of what made you angry/sad, and it sucks that whoever’s waking up next to you usually … Continue reading

03. March 2013 by Pam
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A spoonful of live music is a sure-fire cure for old fuddy-duddiness: Timbr

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I fall into a routine and start feeling like I’m my grandmother or something. My life feels like nothing but work eat sleep and it’s seriously lacking in shiny sparkly moments. When this … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Pam
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France is a nice place to visit but you don’t have to live here with Fotopedia France

If you’re a hardcore francophile, you get all gooey at the mere thought of pretty little postcard France, with its castles, and cute little old dudes tossing pétanque balls in village squares, and long-legged, long-haired bombshell brunettes with couture handbags … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Pam
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You’ll blend better in Paris if you use the RATP Metro app and leave the sensible shoes at home

The reputation Paris has for being fashionable (and snooty) can be intimidating to travelers. If you’re coming here, there are so many ways that you can blend in. And trust me, you want to. Because even if you try to … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Sam
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You don’t need ruby slippers (although I’d like a pair) to be somewhere else right NOW

I’m an expat, a foreigner, an immigrant. For as long as I live in France, which may be forever, I’ll be an outsider. Paris is where I live, but San Diego is home, and on days like today, I feel … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by Pam
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Just want to dash in and leave Jim Morrison a joint? iPèreLachaise

So my nephew came to Paris all by himself to visit his auntie for the first time this summer, a week before he turned 13. I planned the gothic and gargoyle teenage boy trip for him, though I did sneak … Continue reading

15. December 2012 by Pam
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