Explore Southern France Touring TripUSAFrance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Explore Southern France Touring Family Style

Take the girl out of France, but the country remains in her soul. Julia Girard-Gervois is the Owner and Tour Director of TripUSAFrance, a boutique travel agency based in Arlington, Virginia. In 2015, she and her husband launched the company along with her parents, who live in France. They want …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Painting Workshops in Provence with Tessa Baker

Creative Retreat to Provence Tessa Baker of Painting Provence with Tess invited me to join her painting group for dinner on their last night together. The retreat location in the Vaucluse, a restored farmhouse with a driveway lined with cypress trees, offered the group the benefits of privacy, quiet and …

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Marrakech Cooking Classes Culinary Travel
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Marrakech Culinary Exploration with Pitcher and Powell

As we exited the heavy wooden door of the hamman, my eyes smarted in the sun. How could it possibly still be daylight in the Medina? In two hours, we had been lathered, scrubbed, and massaged. It was blissful. This experience might best describe a Pitcher and Powell culinary-yoga escape …

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marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

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Beautiful Mercantour in Winter
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLiz LordStay Fit in Provence

Winter in Provence Snowshoe Mercantour Trails

Active Provence Winter Holiday It’s never too early to start thinking about your winter getaway. Perhaps the warm winter sunshine along the French Riviera coast in Provence is tempting. Maybe you are drawn to traditional skiing and snowboarding in France’s Savoie region or in Liguria’s Piedmont. We are truly blessed …

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Jamie Ivey Book Signing
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Join the Provence Guru My Best of Provence Tour

Who is the Provence Guru? During their honeymoon, Jamie Ivey announced to his bride that it was time for a career change. Thankless legal deals and long hours related to corporate mergers were not how he envisioned spending his life. He wanted to become a writer. Ivey proposed a somewhat …

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Wines Provence Rhône Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Wines of Provence Join Romancing the Rhône Tour

Wine Trip You like LOVE French wine and want to increase your understanding of wines of Provence and the Rhône Valley. If so, then Ken Jourdan has the answer, book his Romancing the Rhône Wine Tour. This trip provides a comprehensive wine tour of the Côtes du Rhône wine region …

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Discover Arles Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover Arles and Vincent Van Gogh on Tour

Discover Arles Arles is an excellent example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments dating back to the 1st century BC. These include the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries). During the 4th century, Arles experienced a …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Getaway Provence September Retreat
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Ronane

Getaway to Provence September Retreat for Women

September Getaway Life often gets in the way of our ability to focus on ourselves. There are kids schedules, family activities to juggle and countless other distractions. What about taking time for self-reflection and charting a path to meet your future desires and fuel your passions? How about a quick …

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