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A Lasting Lessons Across Cultures: Community Counts

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

To travel cross-country in France is to find a fantastic meal, a great view, a medieval ruin, a special museum exhibit, a sweet mountain trail. To live somewhere unfamiliar, however, as isolating as it can sometimes be, is to pry open a culture's door just a crack, to begin, just a bit, to belong.

Drop Into Your Ancientness

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Miriam Ava

walk the lavender fields of Provence through the grains of earth at lilac dawn when clouds are opalescent air barefoot drop into the sweetness tha...

15 Top Tips In Aix-en-Provence

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Visiting Aix-en-Provence, France, for a few days? A few weeks? Longer?

Life on the Set of Aix-en-Provence

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Call me a romantic. Maybe I'm just sappy. You be the judge. First, though, walk with me, and I'll show you what we've liked best about life in this city of Provence, a place first settled in 123 BC.

The White Horses of the Camargue

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
K.J. Wetherholt

These, as one of the oldest breeds of horse alive, also remind us that there is beauty in nature worth nurturing, and a true partnership to be had, if we allow ourselves the profundity of such a relationship.

New in Provence: The Van Gogh Foundation

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Arles is best known for its Roman monuments, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with its nearly intact amphitheater, cloister, and obelisk. But Arles is also a beloved cradle of classic painters, who liked the light, the colors, and the rich and vibrant culture of its inhabitants.

Medieval Fortresses of Provence: One for the Masses, One in the Wild

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

This is a stunning place, with distant views of snow-covered mountains and closer views of the striking cliffs rising from the valley floor.

12 Tips on Getting Around Provence by Car

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Driving around the Provence countryside can be a harrowing experience or a whole lot of fun. It can be expensive or really reasonable. Both pleasure and cost depend on how well you plan and how you approach each day.

Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage, One Bike Route at a Time

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

That night they had visitors: a whole pack of coyotes. "They were all around us," Allan recalls. "There must have been a dozen of them."

Oo-la-la! A New Look in French Toilets?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

We arrived at the public bathroom. In English and French, it explained that one must go inside and lock the door. Once inside the space-age toilet-capsule, one does one's business. Then the sink, with assembly-line efficiency, squirts soap onto outstretched hands, then water, then warm air for drying.

Idiosyncracies of the French Shower

Jerry Lanson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

This I can say: French shower engineering has progressed significantly since the first time my wife Kathy and I visited Aix-en-Provence in the South o...

Provence, 1970: a Review

Anne Maxfield | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Anne Maxfield

On the surface, Provence, 1970 would look to be the perfect read for the Accidental Locavore. It's about one of my favorite places, the South of Franc...

Berets, Baguettes and Brutal Blood Sport: Welcome to France!

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

France is a civilized country, known as the culture capital of the world, right? But did you know that the act of torturing an animal to death was successfully elevated in status to "culture" and "art" by French lawmakers?

Contrasting Two Models of How Places Survive

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

The silence of Brovès provided a stark and confounding contrast. I found while photographing the townscape that without its people, the urban form along the highway had little voice. Are there practical lessons from these two models of how a place survives?

Work Trends: Go On A Workation + Watch Your Business Explode

Alona Elkayam | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Alona Elkayam

What's a workation? Let me explain. We are living in chaotic times and we can never catch up. This is how people must have felt, too, at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Either you adapt and keep up, or die.

Ma Provence: Part II

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

For a few years now, one thing my friends and I do without failing each time we reunite in Provence is enjoying a scrumptious diner at the local restaurant, le Bistrot du Paradou, located in ...Paradou, Provence.

Ma Provence, South of France.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

I have been going to Provence each summer for years now, and I have yet to run out of places to discover. Even when I get lazy and want only to swing in a hammock under a tree, the endless discoveries attract me too much to nap for too long.

Art-Ecstasy-Death-In the Sun

Frank Browning | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

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Dog Travels: Want to Go for a Walk... in Provence?

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

More than ever, people are traveling with their dogs and when they take a family vacation, they want to include their four-legged furry kid, too.

France's Most Enchanting Towns

minube | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
minube

This summer, ditch the tourist trail in Paris and Marseilles and hit the countryside to experience the wealth of gorgeous historical villages France has to offer.

A Dream Home In The South Of France

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 05.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

This is probably what paradise looks like.

A Spring Picnic in the Land of Milkweed and Honey

Danika Boyle | Posted 07.17.2013 | Taste
Danika Boyle

In Provence, as spring advances toward summer, fields beckon, red with poppies scattered like gypsy blankets under cherry trees laden with their ripe fruit.

Discovering The French Countryside On A River Cruise

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Naysayers of escorted trips question whether travelers can have authentic experiences as part of a group. Au contraire, river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and economical ways to discover the French countryside.

Interview With Yvette van Boven About Home Made Summer

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

Yvette van Boven's cookbooks seem sprinkled with fairy dust. Her latest one, Home Made Summer, is filled with her fanciful drawings, tempting recipes, and her husband's evocative photographs.

What's New In France In 2013

Rick Steves | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Gondolas will continue operating on the Mont Blanc lift up from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi and over to Helbronner -- but only in summer and, even then, only in good weather.