We are busy getting ready for our upcoming trip to Provence, making final reservations and planning activities.  With two adults and five kids (two are on loan from their parents), organization is the name of the game. Domaine du Crestet will be our home for two weeks.  This lovely old wine estate is located 3 km south of Vaison-la-Romaine and consists of five fully-equipped rentals. With views of Mount Ventoux from the patio plus accommodations for eight, the Murier house… Read more »

A pictorial tribute to our fallen brave who sacrificed so much so that we enjoy freedom seemed an obvious choice for today.  Normandy is stunning in its beauty, belying the tragedy that took place that June day when very little went according to plan. When visiting the beaches at Normandy, our first stop was the cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, where rows upon rows of memorials engraved with crosses and stars of David named each private, infantryman, and sergeant who gave… Read more »

Sure, Paris is for lovers, but on a recent trip with our kids, we discovered that it’s a great place for families too.  Activities abound so when the kids’ eyes glazed over at the mere mention of yet another museum, we took a break from the typical tourist scene by doing things a bit differently. We saw the major tourist sites from atop a bicycle seat as part of a tour led by Fat Tire Bike Tours, an outfit made… Read more »