Paris, Week One: Survival Mode

Our first week in Paris has come to an end, and what a week it’s been. There’s a learning curve to any new city, and Paris is no different. We are trying to live here, not just vacation here, which means finding supermarkets and hardware stores, buying dish towels and removable coat hooks. We purchased…

Maison des Tantrums

We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the last few days thinking about food. Our vacation rental has a kitchen – an absolute necessity for long term travel with children, but we are still learning where the grocery stores are, and when the markets are open, and where the best and most cost-effective place…

How to Lose Weight on Vacation

I’ve never been able to follow the traditional weight-loss-on-the-road advice, and honestly, who would want to? Eat a healthy breakfast. Don’t snack. Walk more. Take the stairs. Self-cater. No thank you. Trying all the food and wine and beer and coffee is one of the best parts of being on vacation. No consequences. No rules. Just carbs. The…