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 →


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 →

Starry Night on the Rhone, Arles

Van Gogh in France

I usually start out on a trip with one or two specific things I want to do or see and the rest of the journey evolves as I go along. … Continue Reading →


Giverny Salad

Most folks recognize Giverny as the French village where Monet’s home and famous gardens are located.  It’s true; they are there and well worth a visit. If you’re staying in … Continue Reading →


Away we go!

Why do we travel? Why should we? I’ve been inspired to head for Paris just for the taste of a buttery croissant and a foamy café crème.  I even planned … Continue Reading →