Meet PIP

Bonjour ! My name is Cindy. I earned a doctoral degree in Romance Languages and Linguistics in 2014 with a focus in French. I have also been teaching French since 2007. In short, all of this means that I am incredibly passionate about language education and all of the benefits that come along with it, including opportunities to travel to French-speaking countries.

I have planned solo trips, girls’ trips, multigenerational family trips, educational trips, and many more to France – and they have all been phenomenal! France is the most-visited country in Europe and a destination that’s easy to fall in love with.

Over the years, I have had many people ask for advice about traveling to France and other francophone destinations. Because I enjoy sharing that knowledge and seeing others experience this beautiful language and its various cultures, I created Traveling with PIP as way to better serve future travelers to one of my favorite places on the planet. Bon voyage !

PIP's Vision

Traveling with PIP exists for two reasons:

  • to encourage exploration of a new country and culture
  • to take the guess work out of that process in order create the most enjoyable experience possible for American travelers to Paris and other regions of France


Because opening our hearts and minds to other cultures is an integral part of fostering global citizenship – the idea that we are all in this thing together as citizens of the world – a positive experience traveling abroad is likely to lead to more exploration. More travel and education promote the desire to nurture our global citizenry. It’s really that simple!

Paris is always a good idea.