Yoga Provence La Belle Vie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Exploring Beyond Yoga in Provence C’est La Belle Vie

Yoga and Creativity Life is indeed perfect when you are lying on the knife edge between consciousness and sleep. And, that stage of relaxation is where I was at the end of a two (2) hour yin yoga session and crystal bowl sound bath. Valentina Duna, a dynamic yoga instructor, …

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Gorges de Régalon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Gorges de Régalon a 3-hour hike in the Luberon

Hiking in the Luberon A sprinkling of rain the night before had almost foiled our perfect “meet-in-the-middle” plan. Agathe the creative face behind the beautiful blog “Live Love Provence” (here, is her profile) suggested that the Gorges de Régalon hike was located at about the halfway point for each of …

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Taste of Provence Tour Gordes Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Join a Taste of Provence Tour Combining Language and Culture

When friends book a trip to France, they often decide that they will improve their French before departure. Few do. Instead, they download a translation app to their smartphone and stumble through. The truth is, in Provence, if you stick to the typical tourist sites, larger cities and travel in …

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Love in St Rémy la-boheme-flamme
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fall in Love in St Rémy Gift Ideas from Provence + Discount

Some of us (myself included) are fascinated by striking images on Instagram, and the Love in St Rémy photo feed is no exception. Laetitia Labrune de Luca is the founder of the company and the visionary behind an exquisite collection of products for gifts (or for personal a treat). There …

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GPSmyCity
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

How GPSmyCity Has Changed the Art of Global Travel

Pre-smartphones, we used to buy travel guides, soft cover “bibles” that we studied before arriving in a new destination. We relied heavily on the written word to guide our travel experiences for must-see locations, places to stay, where and what to eat. During the 1980s, “Europe on $20 a Day” …

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Provence Gourmet Getaway Olives
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Fall Weekend Gourmet Getaway in the Olives

Take a November Break Sadly, the month of November does not have the relaxed feel of those long mid-July days, or the stress of back-to-school (la rentrée) in September, or the anticipation of the December holidays. So, why not insert a bit of excitement into this dull month and gather …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Ansouis Village is a Charming Must in the Luberon

The Gift of a Town Perched on a hillside with its back to the Mistral wind, Ansouis is a gem of a village in the Luberon that definitely earns its status as one of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. With its tiny laneways, houses built into ancient ramparts, …

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Love Stories Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Club Finds! Love Stories Inspired by Provence

Provence Love Stories A budding romance, a Provencal setting and voila – a love story. The following list of books only begins to scratch the surface of the popular women’s fiction genre. However, these are authors we recommend as they write beautifully, inviting you into the lifestyle in the South …

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Ready to Flambée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Flavours at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

Navigating the streets of Uzès on a market day is not for the faint of heart, add some road construction to the mix, and it gets a bit spicier, but I was determined. On the agenda, was a hands-on cooking class at le Pistou Cookery School, and the promise of …

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Books Guide Provence Guidebooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Allow Books to Guide Your Travels Through Provence

Travel Guides for Provence Remember when we carried around hefty paperbacks to guide our travels? In the 1980s, long before smartphones, tourists faithfully checked these guidebooks for reviews on hotels, restaurants and the must-see sights. Backpackers conscious of space and weight often discarded the pages for a city or region …

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