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Friday Favs: 5 Francophiles Worth Following

Are you in need of a Franco fix? Here are 5 of my favorite blogger/travelers/photographers whose take on life and travel in France will definitely put the “Ooh” back in your “la la” blahs: 1. Paris: People, Places and Bling: Theadora Brack enthusiastically posts about the shopping, open-air markets, art, cuisine, and cinema of fabulous Paris. 2. Cooking in Sens: A Foodie blog by a Texas expat who is currently located in Sens, France and loving it. 3. Food, Photography & France: From the heart...

5 Amazing Travel Photographers on Instagram

Looking out my window today, all I can see is yucky mounds and mounds of snow. Explanation: Fresh snow in the country = winter wonderland; Plowed dirty snow in the city = yucky!  On days like this when the sky and the streets are so bleak, I turn to instagram for travel photo solace and inspiration. Here are 5 of my favorite traveler’s with amazing instagram accounts: You can check out my instagram page @theglobaldiva...

Travel Photo Idea: Cuddle Up Under The Eiffel Tower… Literally

I was browsing Groupon the other day when I came across a pretty nifty idea for travel photos. Photoweavers is a site that allows you to create personalized accessories for your home, like totes, pillows and blankets using your photos. You can use family photos or even choose from their selection of beautiful stock images (for an additional fee, of course), but I think that its a superb way to get those travel photos out of your memory sticks on...

The Many Murals of Pilsen

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a walking tour of the Chicago neighborhood known as Pilsen under the fantastic guidance of  Joyce from Joyce Walks Chicago. Named for the Bohemian city of Plzeň in the Czech Republic by the immigrants who began settling in the 1840’s, Pilsen is now considered to be the heart of Chicago’s Mexican-American community. Inspired by the Mexican Muralist Movement of the 1930’s when artists like Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siquieros...