24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

France Aix-en-Provence Le Petit Verdot table overhead

Aix-en-Provence is a town for wandering through cobblestone alleys, and the winding streets are perfect for getting lost in this bustling city. The cafe culture in Aix is impressive, and whether tucked away in small squares or along the expansive Cours Mirabeau boulevard, you’re never more than a few steps from a lovely cafe. We needed more than 24 hours in this beautiful city, and we’ve added Aix to our long list of places to return.[continue reading]

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Travel Guide

France L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Sorgue River at sunset
L’Isle sur la Sorgue, in the heart of Provence, is known as the antique capital with its many shops and galleries. I was looking for a central location for our day trips and this lovely town was perfect. From a home base in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, you can venture into Provence and explore hilltop villages, vineyards, and olive groves. Discover some of our favorites in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. [continue reading]

One Week In Provence, France

France Provence Lourmarin view from chateau
One of our best week-long trips was spending Thanksgiving in Provence, France. Historic hilltop villages, wine, fresh truffles, and Christmas markets made Provence in November exactly the relaxing trip that we needed. Our itinerary included Arles, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, day trips to Luberon villages and vineyards, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille. You can see a lot in a week! [continue reading]

Madrid Trip Report – A Week of Tapas & Wine

Madrid Spain Street Mopeds Sunset

I love unexpected travel! I was doing my usual airfare sale research (Have you subscribed to get my airfare deals?) and I found a fare to Madrid from Austin for $405 round trip! Yes, $405 with Delta from Austin to Madrid with only one quick stop in Atlanta. Unbelievable! The fare sale happened to line up with J’s birthday, so it would be the perfect way to celebrate.

Hola, Madrid!

Check out some of our favorite discoveries in this magnificent Spanish city, and add Madrid to your travel list. [continue reading]