Our 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 or our daughter Kelly.)

Our latest blog post

Looking back on 2023 and looking ahead to 2024

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

Is International Travel worth the Hassles—and the Risk?

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.

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.

Traveling in Europe in this Time of COVID Our experiences traveling in France and Italy in September/October 2021, including groups in the Luberon and Puglia

Travel Tips (Slow Travel Tours blog)

Is International Travel worth the Hassles—and the Risk?

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

Dinner at L’Arôme – a Memorable Meal in Bonnieux

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)

The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel

Experiences by the Sea

European Experiences in the Great Outdoors

The Magic of Christmas in Europe This article features insights from travelers about our two different Christmas trips

European Experiences Christmas Trips in 2022 Memorable experiences from our 2022 Christmas trips in Salzburg, Munich and Colmar and in the Luberon

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

Experiencing Europe at Christmas

An Alsace Experience: Village Préféré des Français

Signs and Symbols: Remembering the Unique Past of Alsace (post by Kelly Wood)

Alsace Experiences: Colorful villages filled with flowers

A Cornwall Experience: The Wonderful Food!!

Garden Experiences in Cornwall and the Cotswolds

A Cotswolds Experience: Our Evenings at the Fleece Inn

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

Experiencing the Unique Cuisine of Puglia

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.