We went to a few parties this weekend – and I tried really hard not to drone on and on about France. But of course, I failed miserably! In my own defense, everyone had a ton of questions and it was hard to stop singing the praises of Provence!
The same questions came up over [...]
Yes, I admit it. I’m a little nostalgic (homesick?) for Puyloubier and Provence.
All week I’ve been trying to channel my inner French girl and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. The girls and I picked wild flowers, baked a clafoutis, took walks and read books. Dan and I have even been able to carve [...]
We made it home! And I really, really don’t want to unpack. I’m afraid that once the suitcases are put away, I’ll lose that séjour feeling… is there a song for that?
Two days ago, my kids were running around the village unattended while I sat on my stoop, sipping rosé and chatting with my [...]
When they say everything is closed on Sundays, they really mean it. We drove into Puyloubier around 2:30pm on Sunday – and we were STARVING. We walked down every street in the village and nothing was open. I thought about getting back into the car and driving into Aix, but we were out of gas [...]
One of the many reasons I love spending “only” 2-3 months abroad, is that you don’t need a visa. The whole visa application /immigration process just seems dreadful. But in the realm of making my House Hunters International dreams come true, I’ve been reading up on a few interesting Carte de Séjour (visa) [...]
You know what I hate about House Hunters International? They never tell you what those people do for a living. They usually say something like “Joe’s business allows him to work from anywhere, so he and his family have decided to move to Bali!” Well, great! Good for them! We moved to the suburbs to [...]
A two-week vacation is great. Truly. But taking a séjour (a 2-3 month stay abroad) is a different experience all together. The effects of a vacation can wear off quickly. But the benefits of a séjour can last a lifetime!
Cultural immersion. A séjour gives you enough time to slow down, immerse yourself in [...]
At Séjour Travels, we define a séjour as a 2-3 month stay abroad. I happen to think that séjours are the next big thing (you heard it here first!) and here’s why:
1. Families are searching for an adventure
We forty-somethings have pursued our passions, tried to find “meaningful” careers, gotten married and had kids. In that [...]
I grew up in Indiana where Thanksgiving was at Grandma’s house and it was absolutely, totally traditional. Right down to the moment where every adult and child had to say what he/she was thankful for.
But of all my Thanksgivings, the one that stands out the most for me is the one I experienced with [...]
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