Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Rain on My Parade During a Visit to Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: After a breathtaking kayak tour of Gorges du Verdon, my yoga group visited one of the sweetest little towns I’d seen in Provence, France. Moustiers Sainte-Marie is about half an hour north of the electric turquoise waters that fill what is known as France’s Grand …

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Yoga Retreat Provence
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4 Perks of Attending a Yoga Retreat in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Readers of my blog (all 14 of ya’ll) know I’m into yoga. I’ve gone on a retreat in Tuscany, and gotten my downward dog on in a Japanese garden and on a lavender farm. In between these trips, I have a great home practice. A …

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Azure Waters Mediterranean @Uxplorer
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In the Azure Waters of the Mediterranean

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Eighteen years ago, I was a 22-year-old exploring Europe with her boyfriend. We crashed in Nice, exhausted by our whirlwind first week of touring London, Paris, and Amsterdam. This was before I understood slow travel. We stayed extra days in Nice because it was such …

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Visit Nice France Beach View
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Here are 4 Reasons to Visit Nice, France

When I did my equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe (minus the stately balls) in my 20s, Nice was the place we landed after an exhausting whirlwind of cities and train rides. Broke and fatigued, my then-boyfriend and I decided to spend a few extra days recuperating by the …

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Getting Lost Provence
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Getting Lost in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: What started out as a 45-minute round trip walk to see an 800-year-old bridge turned into a three-hour adventure. Karen, Cathy, Rose, and I — all alumni from last year’s retreat — took a few photos of the ancient bridge (not all that exciting after …

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Travel Tips: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Nice, France

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Eighteen years ago, when I was but a wee lass in college having her first tour of Europe, I and my then-boyfriend landed in Nice. We visited no museums. We had little money. And yet, the memories of those few days have stayed with me …

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Paspus Mountains Provence
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Paspus: A Page Out of History in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: You hear the term “stepping back in time,” but you can’t truly grasp the meaning until you experience it yourself. I first visited Paspus, a mountain top across from Saorge (and a cool 2400 in elevation), two years ago when my mountain man invited me …

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Village Saorge Alpes Maritimes @Unxplorer
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The Village of Saorge Returning to the Familiar in the Alpes Maritimes

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Have you ever loved a town so much that you wanted to visit it again and again? For me, that place is the Village of Saorge. A couple of years ago, when I visited Provence with my family, I stumbled onto this tiny town, call the Tibet …

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Monaco French Riviera Visit Travel Tips
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Monaco A Most Surprising Little Country on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: At the southern most tip of France lies another country: Monaco. You can drive by it on the interstate above and see it in its entirety. There are only 38,000 citizens (the population of my hometown) in the entire country. Rose and I couldn’t resist …

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Travel Bloggers Meet up
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What Happens When Travel Bloggers Unite

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: A few years ago when I spent a month in Provence, I looked for blogs about Provence where I could guest contribute. One site was Perfectly Provence. The site owner, Carolyne Kauser-Abbott, was very welcoming and encouraged me to write to my heart’s content. We …

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