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Provence Part Two – Avignon and Pont du Gard

Avignon Avignon is a quick 20 minute train ride from Arles and it is well worth spending a day there.  My first glimpse of Avignon was years ago, driving by … Continue Reading →


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Provence Part One – Arles

When you think of Provence, what springs to mind? Lavender fields, olives, light, color, the mistral? Peter Mayle and his book (A Year in Provence)?  The Romans?  All of the … Continue Reading →


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Bora Bora

Many years ago, approximately 25, I took my first trip out of the country by myself.  My kids had gone to visit their grandparents in Belgium, and the house was … Continue Reading →


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Grateful Travel Moments

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States, I’ve been thinking about how fortunate I have been to see as much of the world as I have.  My … Continue Reading →


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European Baked Goods and Where to Find Them

There is something appealing to me about sitting in a European café or tea shop enjoying an afternoon coffee and pastry, taking in the multi-lingual conversations at the nearby tables.  … Continue Reading →