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Posted on July 10th, 2013

montOne of the things I love about watching the Tour de France, is seeing the many charming villages and the beautiful French countryside as they ride through. The Tour is, no doubt, a welcome advertisement for France’s Tourist Bureau with estimates of up to 2 billion people around the world viewing at least part’s of the Tour’s television broadcasts.… Read full article


Posted on June 22nd, 2013

We are entering the bloom season for lavender in Provence, and if you have never stood amidst the blanket of purple and breathed in it’s fragrance, than you have missed out on a amazing experience!

“The Lavender Route” in France connects over 2,000 producers of the plant, which is primarily used in perfumed and medicinal products.… Read full article


Posted on June 13th, 2013

Ok. I’ll admit it. I’m excited about the Tour de France. I know…it’s still a couple weeks away, starting June 29th, but I’m already getting ready. For one thing, I am a bicyclist. Not like the ones you see riding in the Tour….far from it.… Read full article


Posted on June 6th, 2013

d day beaches

When June begins, and the anniversary of D-Day approaches, I can’t help but think about my time to Normandy. On one particular occasion when visiting the area with a dear friend whose own father was in WWII (though not in Europe) the idea of visiting the beaches and the American Cemetery on his behalf, was something very important to to her.… Read full article


Posted on July 8th, 2011

Just back from a cruise with Azamara Cruise Club. This was an incredible experience. I have never been big on cruising mainly because of the crowds and short time in each destination, but this cruise has definately changed my opinion.

The trip started in Lisbon on the Azamara Journey.… Read full article


Posted on July 7th, 2010

Sitting on the train heading from the South of France to Paris, I am always taken with the spectacular view of the French countryside. What a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!

Summer has begun with a beautiful symphony of color.… Read full article


Posted on February 2nd, 2010

This deserves a mention…..as I have actually driven the first one on this Danger list, Col de Turini in France. It was indeed a scary and exciting drive that I will always remember.

Take a look at the list and see which ones you have already done and can check off your travel list or maybe you can discover a few to add to your must do list.… Read full article