Sedimentality
Food (and wine) for thought. "Lees" is more.

France

Say cheese! The blue cheese caverns of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

When your husband asks you what you want for your birthday and you say, “A trip to Roquefort,” you’re either a Francophile, fromatgophile (I just made that word up) or...

Contemplating life amongst death: a claustrophobic freakout, and perspective, in Paris’ catacombs

The Paris catacombs are 200 miles of small underground tunnels filled with the bones of 6 million people. If you’re claustrophobic, as I am, then this is quite literally a nightmare...

That one time we had a castle to ourselves: visiting Carcassonne in the off-season

One of the highlights of living in Barcelona is our proximity to France. To this Californian (who spent many a Thanksgiving driving nine hours from SD to home) a three-hour...

Thinking of traveling? GO.

I’m a cautious person. I plan things. I plan everything. I’m scared of things. Actually . . . I’m scared of everything. Failing. Heights. Bees. People hating me. Bees. God,...

2015, beautiful “Pah-ree,” and Je Suis Charlie: my time in Paris during a terrorist attack

“My beautiful Holidays-in-Paris vacation ended with a terrorist attack.” Not exactly a phrase I’d ever expect to say. Our last day in Paris was supposed to have been the typical...