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Boomer Adventure on a Burgundy Canal Barge Cruise

We absolutely love the feeling of exploring the world while enjoying the good life on a luxurious cruise ship. But the idea of sailing through the incredibly idyllic region of central France while on a Burgundy Canal Barge Cruise with just 12 passengers really makes our travel feet itchy!  Guest contributor, Rosemarie Palmer from Quiltripping, […]

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Boomer Hiking in Brittany, France

Have you thought about including hiking in Brittany on your trip to France? As we’ve said many times before, hiking is a wonderful way to really see the best off-the-beaten-path places in a new destination, and you don’t need much to do a quick hike to take in the scenic views. A girl after our […]

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Discover France with Road Scholar

Road Scholar is sponsoring this look at how to discover France The 75th anniversary of D-day has focused the world’s attention on France. Baby boomers, especially, experience a special bond with the idea of a trip to France as we remember the WWII stories from our parents, family and friends. Road Scholar has declared France […]

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How to take a self-guided tour of Strasbourg, France

Updated 02.29.2020:  We’ve driven through Champagne Country, gone roadtripping in Provence, and taken a long bike ride through Loire Valley, but France still has way more to offer in terms of travel adventures. Today, we’re taking you on a self-guided tour of Strasbourg! As the official seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is a bustling […]

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Beyond the Lavender: An Off-Season Road Trip through Provence

Have you thought about a Provence road trip? As a travel destination, France is one of the most popular countries in the world. It’s got a bit of everything from culture, history, architecture, culinary gems and a whole host of things to do and see. As one of the country’s most beloved regions, Provence is […]

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Touring Prunelli Gorge on an Ajaccio Shore Excursion

Have you cruised to Corsica? What did you do for an Ajaccio shore excursion? When Silver Wind called on Corsica during the Mediterranean portion of a spring cruise that sailed Ft. Lauderdale to Rome, we chose nature on our first-time visit to the French island. Isn’t it fun when cruise ship itineraries that you’ve experienced […]

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The rolling hills in Champagne Country

Roadtripping Through Champagne Country on a Trip to France

Did someone say road trip? A Champagne Country road trip is a must-do for the serious champagne enthusiast. Combining a glass of bubbly with a drive through the scenic French countryside, well what could be better? From north to south and east to west, France is a treasure trove of scenic road trips. Especially renowned […]

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Nice, France

How to Spend 24 Hours in Nice, France

France is well-known for its exquisite beauty and culture, and Nice has long been a favorite destination. However, when time is tight in this French hot spot, sometimes  you just have to hit the ground running. Guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, recently spent 24 hours in Nice and is here to tell us all about it. […]

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Gorges du Verdon

Exploring the Breathtaking Gorges du Verdon in Provence

Provence, France is world-renowned for its exquisite beauty, but there’s way more to this picturesque region than acres of beautiful flower fields. Guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, recently went off-the-beaten-path on a kayak adventure through the gorgeous Gorges du Verdon. When you think of Provence, you likely think of lavender fields. Maybe even […]

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