Chef Michael by Sharon Schweitzer Recently I spent 3 weeks in France, where we spent 7 nights on an Abercrombie & Kent canal barge cruise. Our travels started in Paris and continued to Champagne. We then boarded a cruise to Beaune with dear ones celebrating a friend’s milestone birthday. One morning, [...]
Oh France! Producer of eight billions bottles and 53 litres of wine per capita a year, France is a wine’s lover dream destination. A plan to visit France and experience its culture is exciting and on many lifetime “must do” lists. So how do you efficiently pack for 80-90 degree days, afternoons in damp [...]
Since the age of Babel, teachers have been seeking ways to overcome the hurdle of language barrier and give students practical skills to navigate new lingual and cultural waters. This challenge becomes much harder when the teacher doesn’t speak their student’s native language, or when each student speaks a different language or dialect. Sound impossible? [...]
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With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.
As U.S. Americans prepare to honor fathers, father-figures, and male role-models; we share the unique traditions of 10 countries celebrating in different months
Knowing how to properly slice and serve cheese the French way is an important part of adapting to the culture, as it demonstrates your dining finesse and your appreciation for France's culinary craftsmanship. The next time you're offered an opportunity to try a Morbier or a Brie, follow these guidelines and bon appetit!
In honor of National Tourism Week, May 7-13, we share travel tips for the 5 most visited destinations in 2016.
Whether you’re expanding your business horizons, negotiating a partnership, or looking to merge with a French enterprise, these three tips will help you facilitate a successful dialogue and build strong ties with French businessmen and women.
One of the most surprising things I discovered on my recent trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma) was the depth of the country’s association with the French. A quick dip into the history books showed that this relationship has been in existence since the early 18th century. It was only the pressing nature of the French [...]