Five Reasons You Should Go to Bordeaux (the City)

I recently updated my Facebook page photo, and I was surprised that a few Francophiles didn’t know that the photo was of Bordeaux….What a minute: What am I saying? There are so many beautiful cities in France, it’s hard to get through them all.

Still, if you’re looking to explore beyond Paris, the

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Wisconsin Made Me Fat. France Didn't.

As I’ve mentioned before, this summer I spent one month in France—eating croissants, foie gras, and anything else I wanted to eat—and gained not an ounce. But five days in Wisconsin? I put on FOUR POUNDS! Seriously!?!

Let’s examine how such a thing could have happened.

1. Getting There Piled It

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Cost for Two for a Month in France: $7,093

French autoroutes are amazing, but very, very expensive. Those tolls add up. Photo by Olibac via Flickr.

Thanks to all who entered my contest on how much our month-long trip to France cost us this year. Totaling up our expenses for two, not including airfare, we spent approximately $7,100. That included:

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