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

river with beautiful homes on either side

We’ve driven through Champagne Country, gone off the beaten path 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 headed to beautiful Strasbourg! As the official seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is a bustling city that sees […]

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Touring Prunelli Gorge on an Ajaccio Shore Excursion

large lake surrounded by mountains

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

Road Tripping through Champagne Country

The rolling hills in Champagne Country

Updated 03.01.2019:  Did someone say road trip? A Champagne Country road trip is a must-do for the serious champagne enthusiast. And 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 […]

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Nice, France

How to Spend 24 Hours in Nice, France

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

Gorges du Verdon

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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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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Chateau de Chenonceau

Riding the Backroads through the Loire Valley

Chateau de Chenonceau

Riding the Backroads through the Loire Valley Updated: 09.01.2018 As you can tell from our love of active travel, we adore any trip that includes activities such as hiking, biking, or any other type of experience that’ll get your heart rate up while exploring new destinations. Today’s guest poster, Pam Wilson from You Call it […]

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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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