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Cote du Rhone village

Postcards from Provence: Leaving France-Reflections from my Trip to Provence

I left on my trip to Provence with the idea in my mind of seeing the lavender fields in bloom.  While I am not sure if I fully realized that particular goal, I gathered so much joy from this trip that I am not sure if I have the right words to summarize it.  Let […]

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Cote du Rhone Villages

Velo en Provence: Bicycling in the Cote Du Rhone Region of Provence

Our day spent bicycling through the Cote du Rhone villages in France was one of the best days of our trip, and it has been filed away in my heart as one of my all time favorite travel experiences. The Cote du Rhone is a specific wine growing region in France.  It is situated around […]

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French Pastries at a boulangerie in France

Postcards from Provence: Waking up to French Pastries

Our day started out as so many days in France seem to; eating French pastries at the boulangerie for breakfast before embarking on our adventure. What is it that makes the bread and pastries in France so much better than anywhere else that I have ever visited? Some magic possessed by French bakers that has […]

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Tarn Gorge in France

Postcards from Provence: Unexpected Directions in the South of France

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The opportunity to make an unexpected turn and find oneself somewhere magnificent and completely unanticipated is one […]

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Lavender in Provence

Looking Down the Road: Riding My Bike Through the Lavender in Provence, France

I am having strange visions as of late. I see myself on a bicycle with a wicker basket strapped to the front (filled with wine, cheese and baguette) riding merrily through the French countryside, passing fields of lavender. Maybe I will find a cute French boy with a scarf to share my picnic with (shhhh, […]

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