Thankful Thursday: Another Year on the Books

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Another year on the books for me. It’s been a truly wild year with lots of excitement, plenty of heartache, and some of the best adventures. I’m ready for more! Thanks to you all for being part of the journey! 🎈🎂🎈

Photo by Georgianna Lane.

Falling Off Bicycles Valentine’s Day Inspiration

I’ve loved Valentine’s Day since I was a little girl. I think what I love is that it comes after (an often dreary) winter and feels like a ray of hope looking toward Spring with all the bright colors and flowers. 💐🌹

I’ve compiled a few colorful shots to share today to commemorate this love-filled day. Enjoy❣️

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Charming Parisian balcony set for a picnic
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Terrace life in Paris
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Discarded café chairs in front of a wall of sweet treats
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Vintage car with a pop of color
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The most perfect pink Valentine bouquet

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The prettiest red mailboxes for Valentines
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Classic Parisian doors
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Pick your Valentine bouquet

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Insiders Abroad French Road Trip Through Eastern France

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Looking for a unique road trip route through France? I took a 2-week road trip through France for the second year in a row this past September and talk all about it in the FREE online magazine Insiders Abroad! I share some of my favorite locations, as well as some tips and tricks for surviving the French road trip (look out for those tolls!). Check it out by clicking on the magazine cover above.

Photos shared in the article are available in my Etsy shop, here.

Gift Idea! Map of a Favorite Destination

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🎅🏼📃 Know somebody who just got moved from the Naughty list to the Nice list and need a gift idea?💡 How about a @mapiful map of a favorite spot? 🗺 Personal and unique! 📍 Use code BICYCLE15 for 15% off your order! 🚲

My Paris Story Books Available for the Holidays

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Looking for an inspiring read for a francophile you love?

My Paris Story – Living, Loving and Leaping without a net, a book I wrote with 21 other inspiring women, I have my own stock and would be happy to send you a copy. Books are paperback and priced at $12.99, and it is my pleasure to include a Falling Off Bicycles bookmark with each book you order – my treat. I will also sign your book, if you like. Click the image to place your order and see the bookmark options.

Thanks in advance for sharing with anyone who may be interested.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Colors of Alsace

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Beautiful and colorful Eguisheim
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Late summer light on a Vespa in Colmar
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More overflowing flowers boxes in Colmar

 

Flowers and colors galore in Alsace. I took so many photos there that I don’t know when I’ll feel like stopping posting the region…

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: September in Alsace

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Beautiful Eguisheim
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St. Hippolyte
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Pink gingerbread houses in Colmar
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Café Pfeffel, Colmar
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Riquewihr

Continuing last week‘s Waterlogue Wednesday theme (because I’m in love with Alsace and took enough photos there to keep me posting for months), I have here a few more of those beautiful shutters and charming façades.

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