May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

A village cemetery with graves of the French war dead from the World War I battles of the Ainse along the Chemin des Dames near Soissons, France. Historical Photo.

Filed under: France, Photo Op, Places, Travel Moments || Tagged under:

March 11, 2013

Photo OP: France’s Loire Valley

France: castle of Chenonceau built over the river Cher in the Loire Valley ,2005

Filed under: Europe, France, Photo Op, Places || Tagged under:

December 15, 2012

Happy Holidays from JunglePants

Happy Holidays. Wishing you a season of peace & joy. 12th C. stained glass from the Basilica of
St. Denis, Paris. The three kings follow the star to Bethlehem. Photo by Jack Martin, 2012

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Photo Op, Places || Tagged under:

October 29, 2012

A Don’t-Miss Paris Treasure: La Sainte Chapelle

“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Places, Stories || Tagged under:

September 20, 2012

Packing for Paris: How to Stay Plugged In

Packing for Paris is not just about clothes. What about all the electronic “gear” I’ll need for a working trip?

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Places, Travel Tips || Tagged under:

August 6, 2012

Ten tips for American ladies planing a trip to Paris

I’m looking forward to Paris this fall with the wonderful Wanderland Writers. Thank goodness one of our number, the lovely Antoinette, is French. She offers a goldmine of tips to help keep the rest of us from … Continued

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Travel Tips || Tagged under:

July 30, 2012

Paris Trip Reading: 20 Favorite Books About Paris

  Ah, Paris–City of Lights, City of Love, city that’s inspired so many books! Getting ready for a fall trip to Paris, I’m working on my reading list. Mon dieu! There are so many books out there, … Continued

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Travel Books, Travel Tips || Tagged under:

May 28, 2012

Memorial Day: Remembering Normandy

  Battlegrounds are a part of travel, and I’ve seen many. But Normandy touched me in unexpected ways. There I learned the true meaning of hollowed ground. My best friend’s father was there.  These photos are from … Continued

Filed under: Europe, France, Places || Tagged under:

October 22, 2010

Trip Reading: A Luscious New Novel Set in Paris

For anyone – especially any woman – who loves Paris, Joanna Biggar’s new novel, That Paris Year, is a delight both to the senses and to the heart. It’s perfect trip reading for anyone planning a visit.

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Places, Travel Books || Tagged under:

Like Jungle Pants

Put on Your Jungle Pants

sign up for free updates
Stories, Tips, Resources and much much more.

Anne Sigmon

For more information about stroke and autoimmune disease, visit