Marseille’s Most Famous Export Is… Soap?

Walking outside of my apartment on my first morning here in Marseille, I was greeted by the facade of a savonnerie, a soap store. Odd, I thought to myself, to have Savon de Marseille (Soap of Marseille) advertised so publicly. I resolved to return, but I had an appointment. About half a block down the…

Trip Introduction: France!!

With the start of 2019, I am going to be traveling more, and a bit differently than in the past. I have rented out my house and am off on some longer journeys than I have undertaken before. My first stop: three months in France! To start, yes, I am skipping Paris. I have already…

Experience vs. Itinerary

By guest blogger Tom Wright, Lawyer & Chef Surprises are often more rewarding than expectations; I will repeat that later.Thus far in my life I have been blessed with the ability to travel extensively. I lived and studied in Europe for a good part of my graduate studies and have also made many other trips…