At Huitrerie Regis, the World is Your Oyster

Down a tiny side street one block off the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain – so small even we, who were looking for it, almost missed it – sits the illustrious Huitrerie Regis, the foremost oyster bar in Paris. The storefront is narrow, taking up a postage stamp-sized space of sidewalk. There’s a glowing sign and a tell-tale…

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…