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A Lasting Lessons Across Cultures: Community Counts

Jerry Lanson | Posted 09.01.2014 | 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.

Exploring the Wine Country of Beaujolais

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

June sparkles here. Roses, poppies and other flowers bloom along stone walls and around the vines. The summer crowds have yet to arrive. Time, too, has its own pace. If the islands of the Caribbean have island time, Beaujolais has vineyard time, typically measured around wine tastes and easy talk.

15 Top Tips In Aix-en-Provence

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.26.2014 | 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.

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.

Going to Paris? Here Are Three Exhibits You'll Want to See

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Psst. Please, people. Art in Paris neither starts at the Mona Lisa nor ends in the Louvre.

When You Order at Fanny's, Don't Forget le Fondant Au Chocolat

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Some French chefs study at schools like Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. For others, cooking is a family affair. Fanny Jehanno falls into this second group.

Planning That Visit to Provence? Look Beyond the Guidebooks

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Putting too much stock in guidebooks limits the serendipity of surprise and the opportunity to slow down and see the roadside flowers. That's especially true in a Provence, a region dotted with small villages and vineyards, cafes and crossroads, bustling markets and ruins, seemingly around every curve.

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."

12 Tips on How to Spend 6 Months in France Without Going Broke

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Living in France still meant scaling back some plans. But, so far we're living within our means, and not feeling the least bit deprived.

Serendipity In The French Countryside

Jerry Lanson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

"That's why we like France. We like surprises, and many people don't like to be surprised."