Tag Archives: France

Tidbits and Tech From a Week Skiing in the Alps

A week ago we escaped down to the convergence of France, Switzerland, and Italy. By and large, it was all about family time skiing. After all, I somehow managed (albeit not on purpose) to not publish a single post or … Read More Here

A Few Epic Days in the French Alps

I’m currently at 34,999ft cruising over the Atlantic, nearing the coast of Newfoundland. But prior to that I was home in Amsterdam for the weekend – however, much of last week I spent in Chamonix, doing a bunch of meandering … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Île de Ré

We’ve long had on the docket plans to head out to a smallish island off the French coast with friends.  But finding time to do so over the busy summer schedule was tricky.  So we squished it in this weekend, … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Corsica

After a busy preceding week at the Tour de France, as well as in the Champagne region with our friends – we took the 75 minute flight from Paris down to the French island of Corsica early Friday morning.  The … Read More Here

A Day Riding Up, Down, and Around Alpe d’Huez

Last week while doing some initial testing for the new Polar M450 GPS cycling computer I headed down to meet the Polar crew at Alpe d’Huez.  It’s a reasonably efficient 3ish hour train ride from Paris, plus another 75 minute … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Côte d’Azur

We just wrapped up an awesome few days with friends down on the other side of the country – here’s what we were up to! 1) Flew down to the French Riviera Getting a slight head start on the weekend, … Read More Here

5 Awesome Things I Did and Saw on Bastille Day 2014

Being in Paris now a few years, there appears to be no bigger single-day party than Bastille Day.  Now technically it’s not called Bastille day.  Rather, locally it’s known as Fête nationale (National Celebration) or Le quatorze juillet (14th of … Read More Here

Working our way down the west coast of France

As I noted earlier this week, we took the week off to explore the western coast of France.  While you could spend weeks doing this with meticulous attention to every little town along the way, we decided to go for … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s a look at a bit of a getaway weekend we just wrapped up, which, didn’t quite start off on the right foot. 1) Got stuck in an elevator I had just finished picking up our rental car for the … Read More Here

A road trip to Alpe d’Huez and the Tour de France

The Girl, myself, and a few friends are working our way across France down to Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding area for later this week. As such, things will be fairly quiet for the first part of this week while … Read More Here

Paris Blog: A Road Trip to the French Coast

As I alluded to earlier in the week, The Girl and I headed out of town Sunday afternoon to enjoy a bit of a road trip. Things have been crazy busy the last few months with my work travel and … Read More Here

An epic week skiing in the French Alps

This past week my brother and I have been down in Alpe d’Huez enjoying the fresh powder.  Of course, most folks reading this will recognize Alpe d’Huez as the famous mountain stage in the Tour de France.  That cultural history … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2012)

This would be our very first race here in France.  Now that things have sorta settled down between moving, opening a storefront, and just life in general, we figured a race might be in order.  Of course, neither of us … Read More Here