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Touring Prunelli Gorges on a Corsica Shore Excursion

Have you cruised to the French Island of Corsica? Did you tour the Prunelli Gorges? Isn’t it fun when cruise ship itineraries that you’ve experienced multiple times add new ports to their offerings? It’s one of the reasons Alan and I extended our Atlantic Crossing on Silver Wind to include the next segment that visited […]

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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 you’ll see on a Provence road trip. 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 […]

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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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