Pont du Gard

The Cultural and Culinary Charms of Aix-en-Provence

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 History and Wine in Elegant Bordeaux

France has many regions to tempt boomer travelers. You can road trip through Champagne country or bike the Loire Valley. But, at some point, you’ll want to explore the Bordeaux region for its elegance, history and wine. Nicole Jewell shares her tips for exploring Bordeaux. I went to Bordeaux on a whim a few years […]

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Chateau de Chenonceau

Riding the Backroads through the Loire Valley

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”

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

Simply put, France is a stunning country. Exploring its profound history, diverse cuisine and incredible landscape makes for the perfect baby boomer travel adventure. Of course, for anyone planning a trip through France, exploring the picturesque countryside and off-the-beaten-path villages is a must. And we’ve introduced you to plenty of French finds. But we believe […]

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View of the Pont d'Avignon

A Weekend in Charming Avignon

Although Paris is clearly the undisputed star of French tourism, exploring the many French towns that are scattered throughout the country is a must for any true Francophile. Of course, even if you’re just a simple traveler looking for relaxing strolls and warm crossiants, French towns like Avignon are the place to go. Thankfully, today’s […]

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Gingerbread decorating hanging from a building

Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas

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 included a […]

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A Boomer’s Guide to Paris Off-the-Beaten-Path

Are you dreaming of a trip to Paris? Alan and I have it on our travel wish list. In Boyd Lemon’s guest post, we learned about economical travel tips for visiting Paris. In today’s guest post, Kerry Harding gives us 5 Paris off-the-beaten path suggestions when our trip to the City of Light is finally […]

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Exploring the Cote d’Azur on a Seabourn Cruise Excursion

Updated 07.01.2015 When cruise ships visit Monaco, baby boomer travelers have several choices for exploring. They can wander the streets of Monte Carlo, the elegant European gambling capital, perhaps stepping inside the casino made famous in the James Bond films. If there’s time, boomer Francophiles might want to book a longer cruise excursion into Provence, […]

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