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Pont du Gard

The Cultural and Culinary Charms of Aix-en-Provence

Pont du Gard

There are those who refuse to go back to places they’ve already visited, which is understandable considering how big the world is. However, sometimes revisiting a favorite bustling city or off-the-beaten-path location can be just as good as the first time around, if not better. Today’s guest contributor, Tuve Floden, decided to visit Aix-en-Provence after […]

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Bordeaux travel

Exploring Elegant Bordeaux

Bordeaux travel

I went to Bordeaux on a whim a few years ago and although it’s been a while since I visited, my mind often wanders back to the wonderful time I had exploring this beautiful French city. I didn’t know much about Bordeaux before the trip, only its reputation of being a major wine-producing region. And […]

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Lyon Mural

Visiting Lyon, the “Capital of Lights”

Lyon Mural

Travelers looking for oodles of history and culture, not to mention culinary exquisiteness, will bask in all that France has to offer. From the ever-so-crowded Paris to smaller towns like Avignon or Perouges, travelers can really experience a variety of traditional French life as well as more modern customs. Today’s guest writer Jan Ross, from Wanderlust […]

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Perouges pancake

Exploring the French Medieval Village of Perouges

Perouges pancake

Updated 08.01.2015 Simply put, France is a stunning country and exploring its profound history, diverse cuisine and incredible landscape makes for the perfect baby boomer adventure. Of course, for anyone planning a trip through France, exploring the picturesque countryside and off-the-beaten-path villages is a must. However, today’s guest writer Jan Ross, from Wanderlust Wonder, tells us […]

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Breakfast view of Livorno, Italy

Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1

Breakfast view of Livorno, Italy

After 12 days touring Southern Italy, Alan and I have boarded the Silversea ship, Silver Spirit, for our ride back to the U.S. On this first week’s segment, we’re exploring Mediterranean ports from Rome to Barcelona. We hope you’ll enjoy our photo essay of Scenes from the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 1. And stay […]

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strasbourg-christmas

Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas

Updated 11.01.2015 Although in France, the Strasbourg Christmas markets rival those of Germany when it comes to elaborate Christmas decorations and displays. Alan and I enjoyed the festive scenery while on a walking tour with AMAWaterways. Our Rhine River cruise had stopped in Europe’s capital city—the European Parliament meets here—for an all day discovery that […]

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anticipation

Saturday’s scene: anticipation

Trip anticipation—it’s one of my favorite parts of travel. When UPS delivered the documents for our AMA Waterways Christmas market cruise, I ripped open the box immediately. What did I discover? A black pouch holding cruise vouchers, luggage tags, a brochure with tips about preparing for the cruise, a detailed itinerary and a guidebook. Before […]

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