A Week in Provence

If you’ve read any books about the south of France and the vibrant Provencal region, you probably know about the fields of lavender that dot the countryside in the Luberon just east of Avignon. If your timing is just right, the weather cooperates, and you find yourself here in mid-June, you are rewarded with heavenly … Continue reading A Week in Provence

La Dolce Vita

We just couldn’t stay away from Italy and spent a few weeks in the northern part of the country after our adventures in the south (with a quick diversion to Barcelona and Lyon.) I recovered from my slump in Florence during a fun night out with our WWOOFing friend Diego. We picked up Walker and … Continue reading La Dolce Vita

I’d Never Get Lyon-ly

We settled in for a week in a second floor apartment overlooking one of Lyon’s quiet pedestrian-only streets. After bulleting through Palermo, Rome and Barcelona for just a few days at a time, it was a welcome relief to slow down, disregard the clock and walk at the pace of the locals. We rise and … Continue reading I’d Never Get Lyon-ly

Only the Highlights

We completely diverted from our slow travel mantra last week as we squeezed in a few big cities and historical highlights in Europe. From Sicily, we were headed to the mainland and, upon Luke’s request, we made a stop in Barcelona. He was learning about La Sagrada Familia in Spanish class when we left home, … Continue reading Only the Highlights