West Coast of France // West Coast of the US

The past few weeks, we felt like in vacation all the time, we moved a lot during the weekends to discover our new region. But now, the real vacation are about to start: 15 days, far, far away. We’ll cross the country to reach the West Coast. At first, I was naive and I thought it was much closer, but wait: it’s a 7 hours flight, over 3000 miles, almost 5000 km. Right now, I feel like a kid watching my calendar, where it’s written in big pink letters « D -1 » with tons of small hearts and cute stickers. I’m so glad to leave on vacation, but in the same time, I’m wondering if my passport is still valid, if the plane tickets are booked for the right dates, if I’m gonna wake up on time Saturday morning (we’ll take off at 6am). Well, a classic before-the-D-Day-vacation stress, I’m sure I’ll be fine as soon as I’m in on the plane with a blanket on my knees and a comfortable sleep collar around my neck.

Les vacances dans l'ouest de la France - L'île d'Yeu - maathiildee.com

We have a pretty elaborated and packed schedule for the next two weeks. We are going there with friends coming directly from Paris. We had to get along on the program and spent weeks to agree. After tons of intensive spamming, this is how looks this monstrous trip we’ve built together (I remember at first saying: let’s just go Northern California, there’s already so much to do):

Road trip on the Wesst Coast - maathiildee.com

I’ll tell you about the cabin in the wood, the motel in the desert, canyons and forest, but for now, this is a video I made of our past summer vacation on the West Coast… of France, last year. From la Vendée to Le Pays Basque

Family guest stars…

A Marée basse sur l'île d'Yeu - MaathiildeeLast thing, veeeeeery important, during the next 15 days, I won’t totally let the blog living his own life… I’ll try to disconnect (that’s why there’s vacation: to talk to no one for a while) but I’ve planned a few posts, interviews of French expatriate people in the USA or elsewhere… Blogs I like and girls with whom I’ve been mailing for the past months. It’s a great thing about having this blog: first, I thought I would be just me telling these stories, and eventually I virtually met a lot of people. It’s time for you to discover them, I hope you’ll like these interviews!

A bientôt ! Plage d'Hossegor, France - Maathiildee.com

Cote Ouest

To go to the West Coast I definitely need to take a blow-dryer.

Writer, organizer and social media-ter for my own blog. When I'm not in front of my laptop, I'm organizing guided tours of Boston with my own company "Boston le nez en l'air". It's in French!

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  • Génial!!! J’ai fait un peu le même itinéraire dans l’Ouest américain il y a quelques années et c’est un de mes plus beaux voyages. Des paysages, des parcs, des villes incroyables! Grandiose.
    Profitez-en bien!
    Célestine :)

  • Reply Aug 16 2012

    La Grande Blonde

    Sacre periple, en effet ! Vivement le recit de vos decouvertes… Mais en attendant, profitez, profitez !
    (sept heures d’avion, quand meme… Dire que nos 5 heures ou un peu moins pour faire Sydney-Perth nous semblaient deja etranges !)
    Des bises, bonnes vacances !

  • Reply Aug 18 2012

    Melle Dubndidu

    Bon voyage :) !!

  • Reply Aug 27 2012


    Tout le monde est donc dorénavant averti de mes talents de cameraman..

  • Reply Jun 3 2013


    Nous rentrons juste d’avoir fait à peu près le même road trip et nous allons en garder un souvenir impérissable, c’était juste magnifique, des paysages époustouflants (grand canyon et bryce canyon). Las Vegas et San Fransisco sont les deux grandes villes qui nous ont particulièrement marqués. L’envie de s’expatrier est grande…

    • Reply Jun 3 2013


      Ce voyage est vraiment magique en effet. Par contre, l’expatriation n’a rien à voir avec la vie en vacances, ce serait trop beau !

  • Reply Jun 13 2015


    Vendéenne Mathilde ou Poitevine ? Ma seule nostalgie de l’Europe: mes 15 jours sacrés en Vendée, à Pâques, plage des Demoiselles… Merci pour le clin d’oeil.

    • Reply Jun 13 2015


      Ni l’un ni l’autre à vrai dire, j’étais juste de passage par ces régions. Bises et merci pour ton petit mot !

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