Archive | May, 2013

“Je ne sais quoi”, or, I know not what

31 May

Today, is my first day of “training” for my first France trip.  No, I am not out walking, I do that on a regular basis.  I intend to walk and absorb everything that I can on my first trip to Paris and Provence.

My “training” is for  blogging on a regular basis.  OK, as you may have guessed, I am new to the world of blogging. I have yet to define what regular basis will be. Everything starts with one small step . . .

“Je ne sais quoi” seems to describe my blogging adventure, and my first travel adventure to Europe. Although I am quite the planner and organizer, I have made a leap of faith in my decision to embrace both of these learning experiences. I am learning to let go and “know not what” all the answers and outcomes are before I leap.

Why Provence

9 May

Of the many beautiful places that one may travel . . . Why Provence ?

For me, Provence always held a magic. Maybe it was the high school French class, that first inspired me. I read as many books on France that I could find, was smitten when I read Les Miserables.

In order to think Why Provence, and not another beautiful area of Europe, I will share how I decided on Provence, and the Southern France area.

Personally, I think we all take a journey in our hearts and heads, long before we ever book our trip with a travel agent, or an on-line reservation site. My Provence ponderings started when I was 15 years old. It would take another 50 years before I would realize my dream.