Cycling through Provence – Day 4

I should mention that as of yesterday, we are in the region of Luberon, which has some lovely hilltop villages and towns. Today we had the option to ride to the Abbaye de Sénanque, which you might recognize from photos like this. To be honest, I was really looking forward to this; however, Elsa was honest ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 3

It was a tough day today because of the heat, but the vistas were wonderful! Our day started with a shuttle ride to Robion, where we discussed today's ride at a small cafe. The sun was already quite hot and we were rolling out the patio umbrellas. The first four kilometers were ok with a ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongé coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...

Planes, trains, and automobiles – we’re in France!

Bonjour! Hubs and I are sitting in our little "studio" in Avignon, France. We are spending two nights at Aux Augustins, within the walls of the city. It is such a lovely town, and the weather is absolutely perfect - hot during the day and sweater-appropriate in the evenings. We departed Canada yesterday (Thursday) evening after ...

The gift of memories

I received the most beautiful gift from hubs this Christmas - a video that captures some of the places we visited this year, and takes me back to specific moments during our adventures. I knew he was up to something leading up to Christmas. He had been sitting at his computer for hours and days ...

Day 4 in Puglia – Coast to coast ride

How often does one get to say that they have visited two seas in one day? Or even more impressive, to say that they have ridden from one coast to the other? That's what we accomplished today, and it was darn cool. We started the day by boarding a shuttle and heading to the shores of the ...