It’s 7am and already 90+ degrees. As I survey my surroundings of rolling hills swathed in a mantle of dry, golden grasses, I could easily be in the coastal hinterlands of my Northern California home. The occasional lontar palm tells me that I am not. A rustle in the low grass to my left, followed… Read More
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The Loire Valley is a fairytale region of rolling countryside sprinkled with old-world hamlets, storybook chateaux, cathedrals, abbeys, gardens and vineyards. Just an hour from Paris by fast train, this stately area was once the playground of kings. Today, it’s a cultural must-see, offering an unmatched glimpse into European history. Travel along as we explore… Read More
Paris has always ventured on the cutting edge of ideas, design, culture and cuisine. The sheer volume of its imaginative creations inspires our urban wanderlust. Join us as we head to the City of Light to explore its illustrious color and artistry in the passageways of fashion, jewelry, perfume and design. Place Vendôme (1st arrondissement)… Read More
Founded by ancient Greek mariners circa 600 B.C., Marseille was originally a trading port. Today, thousands of boats dock in this sunny Mediterranean city, which fuses vibrant cosmopolitan energy with a seafaring merchant heritage. The French relish their southern capital for its superb seafood, thriving arts scene and unique mix of architecture. Its proximity to… Read More
Awash in color, sound, fragrance and energy, Morocco is a feast for the senses. Rich landscapes of mountains, desert and coastline are threaded with mosques, souks, kasbahs and medinas woven with Berber, Arabic and European influence and intrigue. Travel along as we unearth the glimmering stones of this brilliant cultural mosaic. Moroccan Bazaars – Exchanges… Read More
A string of dazzling islands off the southeast coast of Africa has long enticed Europeans in search of paradise. The bounty of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and lush tropics combined with an infusion of African, Arabic, Asian and European cultural heritage create the islands’ unique appeal. Pack your bags as we head into the peak… Read More