Kathy European Travel articles

I’ve always enjoyed sharing our travel experiences and helping other travelers. Here are links to my internet articles, trip reports, and blogs. Some of my writing tells about our family’s travels. Most of my recent articles are from the Slow Travel Tours blog; I post there five or six times a year. I’ve also written articles for the Slow Europe website and TheLuberon.com website. (A few links are to articles written by Charley.)

Our latest blog post

One Week in One Place – Experience Much More! European Experiences travelers discuss why they enjoy staying in one place for a week and share special memories from their trips

General Travel Articles and Articles about Kathy and Charley (Slow Travel Tours blog)

An Autumn of Traveling Virtually We found ways to connect travelers and our partners and friends in Europe through Virtual European Experiences webinars.

Traveling at Home Through Memorable Meals Enjoying travel memories while at home in 2020 by preparing meals from the special places we love.

Finding Happiness in Flowers After years of enjoying the bountiful flowers and gardens of Europe, in 2020 I’m finding happiness in my own flowers.

Seeking Simplicity Kathy’s reflections during the “stay at home” days of the coronavirus

Celebrating Charley and his 119 European Experiences As Charley transitions to retirement from European Experiences, we both look back on his 14 seasons of groups.

Living the Life I Imagined The story of how my life has changed over the past 10 years.

My New Definition of Retirement Charley’s story of his life in “retirement.”

Happiness (Bonheur) in Bonnieux Our family’s love affair with Bonnieux and making our own home there.

Travel Tips (Slow Travel Tours blog)

When Travelers Can’t Travel From June 2020… tips from our travelers on how to make the best of staying at home.

Beyond the Guidebook: How Books and Movies Inspire our Travel Dreams

Packing for a European Vacation

How to Dress for a European Vacation

Air Travel to Europe: Planning Your Itinerary and Booking Your Flight

Air Travel to Europe: Ensuring a Relaxing Transatlantic Flight

Train Travel in France: Planning Your Trip & Buying Tickets

Train Travel in France: At the Station & On the Train

Eating Out in France (Part 1): Where to Eat and Daily Meals

Eating Out in France (Part 2): The French Meal and Other Tips

Managing Money on a European Vacation: Cash and Credit Cards

Managing Money on a European Vacation: Security Issues

Travel Photos and Capturing Memories

Getting the Most from Your Small Group Tour

Learning from Mistakes

Articles about Provence (Slow Travel Tours blog)

Poppies in Provence

Nature’s Paintbrush: May and June in the Luberon

An Afternoon in Colorful Roussillon

A Morning Walk in the Luberon: Bonnieux to the Pont Julien

On the South Side of the Luberon: three villages, a castle, and a bridge

Fort de Buoux

Enjoying the Markets of Provence

Shopping at the Markets of Provence

The Markets of Provence – Friday morning in Bonnieux

A Picnic in Provence

Experiencing a Village: Bonnieux

Bonnieux and the Crèches de Noël

A Secret Spot in the Luberon

Other European experiences (Slow Travel Tours blog)

European Experiences in the Great Outdoors

Experiencing Europe’s Christmas Markets: Practical Tips for a Stress-Free Trip

Experiencing Europe at Christmas

An Alsace Experience: Village Préféré des Français

Alsace Experiences: Colorful villages filled with flowers

A Cornwall Experience: The Wonderful Food!!

Garden Experiences in Cornwall and the Cotswolds

A Cotswolds Experience: Sticky Toffee Pudding

A Cotswolds Experience: A Walk Along the Cotswold Way

A Cotswolds Experience: The Cotswold Lavender farm near Snowshill

Happiness is… the Colorful Flowers and Fields of the Cotswolds

A Cotswolds Experience: Kiftsgate Court Gardens

On the Road Less Traveled in the Périgord

Enjoying the Vézère and Dordogne Rivers

Duck, Duck, Goose… Walnut!! The Cuisine of the Périgord

Falling in Love Again… with Chianti!

Experiencing a Village: Castellina-in-Chianti

A Chianti Experience: Our Friend Francesco

A Chianti Experience: Our Cooking Class with Stefania and Giulietta

A Chianti Experience: Dinner at Lamole

A Chianti Experience: Lunch with Janet & Stefano

Other Articles

Alpine Adventures in the Mountains of Germany and Austria: I wrote this article for Slow Europe, focusing on the Salzkammergut and the Bavarian Alps as wonderful destinations for a “slow” vacations of a week or more.

Hiking in the Luberon: We love the hiking in the Luberon! This extensive article is posted on a Luberon website.