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Welcome to The Virtual Adventures Club!

As a seasoned journalist, I have seen how stories about women empower us.

As a MEMBER of the Virtual Adventures Club, you become part of an exclusive global network of women where you will experience the life and work of some of the most remarkable women on the planet.

Meet women, up close and personal, who have written best-selling books, are international influencers, renowned chefs, prominent wine experts, travel specialists, musicians, artists, or craftspersons.

 

Membership Details

         OPTION #1 Annual Membership ($135 CAD)

Online Events in 2021 include the following;  

7 Exclusive LIVE Interviews (see list below)

Showcasing fascinating women doing extraordinary things

in Paris and France,

There is a Giveaway Gift Draw at the end of every interview.

 

Virtual Adventure Annual Memberships also include:

  • Four Additional Giveaway Draws
    (March, June, Sept. and November) for luxury gifts such as French Perfume, Paris-themed Beauty and Fashion Accessories, and a personally designed Paris Gift Box.
  • Exclusive Products and Services Offerings and Discounts
  • A 30-minute one-on-one Chat with Diana (optional) to plan and/or discuss a trip, provide introductions and contacts, or help with any other subject where Diana has has expertise from blogging to branding to writing a memoir, or to just get more acquainted!

OPTION #2

Instead of the Annual Membership,

you can opt to register for the individual

interviews for $22.50 CAD.

See tabs to purchase below.

Full Interview List for 2021

 

Waking Up In Paris

Broadcast Date: February 9, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5;30 London pm

Internationally renowned Sonia Choquette is an intuitive guide, spiritual thought leader has a doctorate in metaphysics, and is a best-selling author of 28 books including Waking Up in Paris, her personal memoir about picking up and moving to Paris to embrace a whole new chapter of her life.

Sonia rarely does personal interviews. Don’t miss this one!

Check out Sonia on her website, https://soniachoquette.net

and on Instagram at #soniachoquette (51K followers)

Buying a Château in France

Broadcast Date: March 9, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 pm London  

Australian Jane Webster is a poster woman for selling up and following her dreams. In 2005, she purchased and renovated the 72-room Château Bosgouet, a stunning château in the style of Napoleon III in Normandy. Jane will take us on a tour of the château and share her story. And yes, tell us about her residency program where you can book a long term stays at the château.

Jane is also the author of At My French Table and French House Chic.

Check her out on her website https://www.thefrenchtable.com.au/  

And on Instagram at #janewebsterthefrenchtable (26K followers)

Travelling Solo in France as a Woman of a Certain Age

Broadcast Date: April 6, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 pm London

Gail Thorell Schilling, author of Do Not Go Gentle, Go to Paris shares her story about taking a trip that she postponed for 40 years, to travel on her own all over France.

The dynamics of travelling solo held special challenges, as well as exciting opportunities that Gail says she might not have experienced otherwise. It also helped her reframe “aging” and the power of being a Woman of a Certain Age!

The House that Julia Child Built

Broadcast Date: May 8, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 pm London  

Step inside the charming cottage in Provence (La Peetch) that became the summer home for iconic American chef Julia Child while she co-wrote her celebrated Mastering The Art of French Cooking.

McKenna Held, also a chef, bought the house in 2015, and now runs it as a vacation retreat, a wedding venue, and keeping with its roots, The Courageous Cooking™ School. In fact, McKenna has kept Julia’s kitchen pretty much the same as it was.

Check out La Peetch at https://www.lapeetch.com

How to Retire to Provence

Broadcast Date: September 14, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 London  

Gayle Smith Padgett, a native of Washington state and author of Passion For Provence, will relate with her witty candour and humour how moving to France was an unlikely choice for an American who studied Spanish and Latin American Studies, lived in Mexico and South America and worked in Germany for half her career.

Yet it happened and now she and her husband Ralph have happily settled into the charming town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Follow Gayle on her website at https://gaylesmithpadgett.com/

The New Parisienne

Broadcast Date: October 12, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 pm London

Taking on a deeply entrenched French cliché, Lindsey Tramuta‘s new book The New Parisienne is getting a lot of attention as it focuses on one of the city’s most prominent features, its women.

Lifting the veil on the mythologized Parisian woman—white, lithe, ever-fashionable—in this interview, Lindsey demystifies this oversimplified archetype and recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity.

Check out Lindsey on her website at http://www.lostincheeseland.com/about-me/

And on Instagram #lostincheeseland (94 K followers)

Housesitting in France and Beyond

Broadcast Date: November 9, 2021

12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm Paris/5:30 pm London

Alison Browne calls herself a modern-day nomad has found all sorts of creative ways to travel through France and other parts of the world. One is housesitting where she has ended up in dreamy family homes taking care of everything from two chickens (Clara and Fluffy) to three donkeys. Alison who now lives in Paris will take us on a personal tour of her adventures, travelling solo while housesitting in France and other parts of the world.

 Check out Alison’s website at Dreamer at Heart.org 

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