Anne-Sophie Blin is a travel and cuisine writer and educator. She hails from Normandy, France. She studied at the University of Caen-Basse-Normandie, the University of Texas at Austin, and California State University. Anne-Sophie spent 18 years in the San Francisco Bay area where she explored and thoroughly enjoyed escapades in the gorgeous National and State parks in California and neighboring states. She now lives in Berlin, Germany. She has extensively traveled in Western Europe and the Near East, most recently in Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, China, and Israel. She is a freelance contributor to the blog GrapeStone Concepts and to PRiME Magazine.