Up in the Mountains of the Cote d’Azur

The ancient fortress town of Gourdon, in the mountains of France’s Cote d’Azur

It was late spring on my first journey to the French Riviera, and adventure beckoned. 

Fortunately, adventure also brought along a mini-van. 

Climbing aboard and taking a private, small-group spin around the romantic mountain towns and glittering coastline of France’s Côte d’Azur with Kensington Tours proved to be just the experience I’d hoped for:

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Off to France, Italy and Croatia

Le Petit Hôpital near Avignon, France, one of my (delightful) European destinations

 

Bon voyage — to me!

I’m off to Europe for a month, and to say I’m excited would be a hilarious understatement.

This trip will take me to France for two weeks, Italy for eight days and Croatia for nine days.

This is the longest trip I’ve taken since about 1985 — and here’s how it’ll all play out:

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