I’m Alecia Caine and I’ve had a passion for France ever since I’m a little girl when I first heard the French language spoken. I fell in love with this beautiful language and that’s when my love affair with France and all things French began. I guess you could say France is my soul mate. If a place can actually be a soul mate. Read Alecia’s Blog and find out about her tours for women in France
I have heard so much about Cinque Terre, but I have never made it there myself. While I love the pictures and the idea, I wonder if my body is up to it. This snippet from Ruth who did a trip with other women on a Bushwise Women Tour, made me think, maybe I can! Next time! Read more
Travels with Tinkerbelle
- 6000 miles around France in a mechanical wreck
by Susie Kelly Smashwords Edition Reviewed by Ceridwyn Parr
If you are planning a trip around France, this is the book to keep loaded on your Kobo or Kindle. You will also need an accurate road map which you have carefully annotated beforehand. Even then you may be still mystified about some localities. But , as Susie describes with whimsy and honesty, this is part of the charm of travel. Read more
Extract from Travels With Tinkerbelle, 6,000 Miles Around France In A Mechanical Wreck (Blackbird Digital Books 2012) by Susie Kelly. Susie has written some great paper and digital books about her travels in France. Read more
‘Fall in Love with the City of Love’
The grand prize is a trip of a lifetime for two to Paris!
- Stay for a week in a high-end Parisian apartment courtesy of iStopOver
- Enjoy an intimate dinner at classic Parisian restaurant Les Deux Magots
- Receive two tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower
- Receive two passes to the Museé Rodin to view the famous sculpture “The Kiss”
Competition runs until February 21st and only open to US residents 18 and over.
(If you don’t reside in the US, it’s still great to share the contest with friends since a US resident winner could still bring you along as their guest!)
Susan Minnich writes:
I was determined that I could do this, travel solo on my bike, in France, as a 61-year-old, reasonably fit woman, with some ability to speak French. It didn’t really occur to me not to do it, though I can’t say why I was so clearly sure that all would go well. After all, I had only been to France once before, the previous year, and other than that had only been out of the US to Canada (mostly hiking trips that were many, many years ago, in an English speaking country, not solo.) Read more
Discover Paris and the secrets of real French products. Tours in Parisian markets and in gastronomic manifestations, samplings and meals in private apartments. An original way to discover Paris and to have a glimpse of Parisian daily life.
What better way to explore the city than as a gourmet food traveller with this great tour company Succulent Paris
“Where are the men?” This was clearly the unspoken thought of many who watched the five of us toss the ropes and maneuver our Barge through the locks on the Canal du Midi in Southern France. We were the only crew of women on the canal and when on the last day we steered our way through the famous seven locks at Beziers, the crowds that come to watch this spectacle gave us a round of applause for our efforts. Read more
I went to the Eden Artists festival on Saturday in Mt Eden Auckland. A beautiful day with local well known artists painting away – the art is sold in an auction at the end of the day. I was particularly drawn to the work Nicky Foreman was working on.
On her table was a flyer advertising a 12 day art tour of France that she escorts annually to France. It is called Renaissance to Modernism – a journey through an artists eye and this year (2009) it is 29 September – 10 October. Read more
Le Couvent B&B is in the heart of Roujan, 20 kms or so from Besiers, it is the perfect place to stay to explore this area. Ali and Lizzie are fantastic warm hosts, you are in the centre of the lovely village of Roujan, close to the great Castle-Abbey of Cassan. Read more