Guide to Visiting Mont Saint Michel, Normandy (France)

Europe, Favorites, France

Mont-Saint-Michel is a basically a gorgeous 12th century abbey and a village (where a bit less than 50 people live) standing on a tiny little island. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful and magical place in all of France. As a matter of fact, this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site is […]

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A Local’s Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Paris

Europe, Favorites, France, Paris

If you’re wondering if Paris is a vegan-friendly place, the answer is yes. There are more and more vegan restaurants in Paris, as well as vegan-friendly ones, and practically all the supermarkets offer vegan options for your groceries, on top of the many organic food shops we have. Of course being a local and vegan for the 4 last years I’ve lived in Paris, I had ample opportunities to find out the best places to eat great vegan food in Paris with best value for money, so here’s my pick, see you there!

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Megabus vs Greyhound | Bus travel across the US

Favorites, Road Trips, Travel Info, Travel Tips, USA

Call us weird, but we spent our honeymoon traveling across the US by bus. In 3 months during the summer of 2016, we went from New York City to Los Angeles by bus, only taking 2 domestic flights from Chicago to Detroit, and from Houston to San Diego. We’ve crossed 31 cities from our bucket […]

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Road Trip across the USA by Bus | Our Itinerary

Favorites, Road Trips, USA

Two years ago, we were going on our first big road trip together. This bus trip across the USA was our honeymoon, and it lasted almost 3 months, practically the duration of what we are allowed to stay in the States without a visa. It wasn’t planned at all. Actually we started planning the first […]

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9 Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in NYC

Favorites, New York, USA

I went to New York City for the first time two years ago, at the beginning of our 3 months road trip across the USA. I had big hopes for New York. I thought it would be my favorite city in the whole world, the place I aspired to live in and where I’d become […]

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Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland

Belfast, Europe, Favorites

Where is Game of Thrones filmed in Northern Ireland? Get on the tour! One of the things we had promised each other to do before leaving Belfast was one of the tours of Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland. Missing the filming locations here around Belfast was not an option, especially as the tours […]

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A 4 days road trip in Northern California

California, Favorites, Road Trips, USA

From the 8th to the 12th of July 2016 we went on an epic road trip in Northern California! From Sacramento, to Yosemite, Napa Valley and all the way up to Mendocino, we had an incredible time and saw some of the diversity in landscapes that Northern California has to offer. We went from an easy […]

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Balade au lac de Paladru depuis Grenoble en famille


EN FRANCAIS, Europe, France

Une fois le bébé attaché sur le siège auto, nous avons mis le van en route pour notre premier petit road trip en famille. Comme le but était de nous dépayser un peu, nous avons zappé l’autoroute et préféré prendre les départementales pour rejoindre le Lac de Paladru. À une allure tranquille il nous a fallu environ 1h de jolis paysages pour arriver. Puis à l’approche du lac, ce dernier se laisse découvrir par la fenêtre… Une vraie beauté !

16 June 2019

TakeYourBag is now a Family Travel Blog!


Travel Info

You might have noticed that the traveling has been drastically reduced since we parked our camper van in Grenoble, France at the end of November – for the end of my pregnancy and the birth of our baby boy! We still managed to go on a couple of ski trips in the region (in Chamrousse […]

21 May 2019

Best Cocktail Bars in Paris | Le Marais Area (3rd arr.)


Europe, France, Paris

Imagine the scenario: you are visiting one of the most enchanting cities in the world and it has come to that part of the night when you want to finally have the perfect martini in one of the most exclusive cocktail bars around. Well here I am, providing my services as your private professional bartender who can tell you where to go and how to get in!

16 March 2019

Kamakura Day Trip from Tokyo


Asia, Japan, Tokyo

A day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo is a must-do if you have enough time! Kamakura is a great place to get a feeling of “old Japan” by visiting the many temples and shrines, but also to spend a day in nature hiking or lounging by the beach!

14 January 2019