The Cream Event: #DanceForFrance Recap

 #DanceForFrance was officially a success! Congratulations to our winner,  Michael and his fiance, Dina, who won a 7-night honeymoon in Paris! Screen Shot 2015 03 17 at 9.27.05 AM The Cream Event: #DanceForFrance Recap This year’s Cream Event in LA was one for the record books. Between the unbelievable band and DJ to the mouth-watering food that was served, this event will have people (especially us) talking for months. Each and every vendor  that participated was incredibly unique and brought something special to the table. Our favorite part had to have been #DanceForFrance, a dance off hosted by yours truly where the grand prize was a trip to Paris. After many impressive dance moves from a number of talented contestants, the winner was finally chosen. Congratulations to Michael, the winner of this year’s dance-off, and his fiance, Dina! We were thoroughly impressed with the amount of flips and cartwheels that Michael pulled off, and could not be happier for these two lovebirds. Enjoy the beauty and romance of breathtaking Paris!

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Cruise Control: Grow Your Sea Legs with AmaWaterways and Wanderable

Ever considered a river cruise? Well, you should– with Amawaterways and Wanderable. 

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As lovers of the water, we are very proud to announce our partnership with AmaWaterways, a true revolutionary in the field of river cruising. This sweet, family-owned business specializes in custom ships built to make your voyage truly comfortable and majestic. We went to the trouble of going to Paris & Normandy just for you, Wanderers, so you can peep some pics from our glamorous, cozy, magical trip with Amawaterways, below. It was really hard…but, you know, someone’s gotta do it.

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The Wanderable Team (and their boyfriends) in the small town Honeflur, one of the stops along the Seine

River cruises are a great option for all ages of travelers…more seasoned couples who might be enjoying a second honeymoon or renewing of their vows, or young spritely things just venturing out onto the ocean for the first time. With so many different activities and experiences available on the ship, the experience is whatever you desire it to be– the daily tours are top notch (and their are multiple ones each day, depending on your interests) but if you’re into going it alone, grab a bike from the boat and venture out. You won’t be disappointed.

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Wanderable On The Road: Bike Adventures in Rouen & Les Andelys

Wanderable enjoys bike adventures in the the small towns of Rouen and Les Andelys.

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Fall colors of Rouen offset the gothic spectacle that is the city’s main Cathedral

Ah, Normandy. We’re completely obsessed with your whimsical small towns, cobblestone streets, and strong apple liquor.  And there is no better way to see these towns than by bike. We traveled to Rouen and Les Andelys, and we were able to see more of each town than we would have by foot. We’ve decided there might not be anything more luxurious than Europe in the Fall: the colors, the crisp air…getting lost down side streets…and hidden-treasure alleyways with the one you love.

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On Monday we were in Rouen: a lovely town that has the second largest population in France, next to Paris.  Even though there are tons of people, be warned: most of the town is closed on Monday until the afternoon (after 3pm).  This was both a good and bad thing. The Good: we got the town to ourselves, so we didn’t have to watch out for pedestrians as we cruised down cobblestone streets and took literally 1,000 photos. The Bad: we were hard-pressed to find an open fromagerie (we were successful, however, in finding a patisserie, so at least we were set with many croissants). There is a ton of history in this town (like the Cathedral and a memorial to Joan of Arc) so we did do our fair share of Instagram- worthy sight-seeing.

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Wanderable On The Road: Vernon, Honfleur, Caudebeuc & Pays D’Auge

Perhaps More Romantic Than Paris…Wanderable Explores Tiny Towns in France.

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Bonjour, Wanderers.

So, if you follow us on Twitter and Instagram (and you better!), you know we’ve been in France for the last few days (and we’re thanking our lucky stars).

Travelers link France subconsciously with Paris, but we’re here to report that there is so, so, so much more to this marvelous country than one iconic metropolis, and we’ve wandered through quaint towns in Normandy that could make you rethink your French itinerary. From fragrant farmers’ markets to mouth-watering homemade apple cider, these honeymoon oases are sites for sore eyes.  So far we’ve visited Vernon, Honfleur, Caudebec and Pays D’Auge, and we’re all about the quiet, sultry energy of these small towns. Tomorrow’s itinerary includes riding bikes and visiting a local brewery in Reuon. Sorry we’re not sorry!

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#MartiniqueRomantique: The Island Paradise

Win a trip for two to Martinique: The Island Paradise. ENTER NOW!

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It’s officially that time of year: the temperatures drop, Starbucks has cranberry-colored cups, and we’re even seeing snow in some parts of the country (except Los Angeles, you don’t count). So with the inception of “sweater weather,” it’s time to start day-dreaming about those seemingly far-off beach vacations.  Well, we dare you to dream big: it doesn’t get any better than the Caribbean– and this one happens to be très chic. It basically looks like a screen savor, amiright?

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This wanderlust-y destination is Martinique, an island in the Eastern Caribbean sea. It is an overseas region of France, and an integral part of the French Republic (so think of Paris on a beach).  We’ve partnered with Atout France to giveaway an incredible Martinique vacation, for two! The prize includes 2 roundtrip tickets courtesy of American Airlines, 4 nights in paradise at the Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa (which is a 5-Star resort) dinner for 2 at the  Cap Est’s gastronomic restaurant, Le Belem, and a cooking class with master chef Jean-Charles Bredas at Martinique Gastronomie. We will also have 4 bridal bloggers in Martinique from today (Nov 19) to Nov 22nd, posting their experiences live, which will be streamed on this site and through #MartiniqueRomantique on social media.

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