This post details how to visit Château de Chenonceau in France and, perhaps more importantly, why you should visit this Château with an astounding history. A visit to France’s Loire Valley is truly incomplete without a visit to Château de Chenonceau. I was first attracted to the Loire Valley in France because of the Loire River, which served as the …

My love affair with the Loire Valley began the very first time I visited Saint-Martin-le-Beau, a commune resting near the banks of the River Cher in central France. It was a cold evening in January and the rain slopped across my windshield as I navigated my rental car over the train tracks that run parallel …

I didn’t think that learning to ride a bike again would ever be an option for me. I mean, How is it possible that, at the age of 37, I didn’t know how to ride a bike in the first place? I’ll get right to it: I grew up cross-eyed. Yep, until I was 16 …

There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was too strong, too young, too upbeat to die, even as his shockingly aggressive cancer ravaged his body. Jeff’s ordeal with cancer was not a battle. It was an onslaught and it …