This is Amy Stark: “Have you ever found yourself listening with envy to a friend or colleague as they regale you with tales from their latest adventure? Their vacations always sound so amazing! You’ve probably wondered to yourself, “How can they afford to go on so many vacations but I can’t?” I totally get it, I’ve been there myself. I used to think I didn’t have enough money to make travel part of my life, but I was wrong. Travel doesn’t have to be expensive!”
When people think of France, they probably think of Paris . Although the “City of Lights” is beautiful and boasts many well-known and iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Avenue des Champs Elysées, I found that I enjoyed exploring Provence even more. This southeastern region of France is full of quaint villages, many set on hillsides. Within these villages, you’ll find warm, friendly people and a lot of history. A great way to spend a day? Driving through the beautiful French countryside peppered with small vineyards, olive trees, and lavender fields then stopping at some of the quaint villages, exploring the shops, and enjoying a leisurely meal at a cafe. Depending on the day, you may come across a Farmer’s Market. Another fun activity: wine tasting. One of the most underrated regions in France, Provence has been producing wine for more than 2,600 years. If you want to see the “real” France, skip the big cities and explore Provence instead.
One of my favorite ways to travel? By getting my picture taken at the photo booth at the #DC @travadventure Show. 🌎 I get to see exotic places without packing my bags or boarding a plane. 📷 The location in the background of this year's photo: the gorgeous Hagia Sophia, a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It began as a Greek Orthodox church, then became an imperial mosque before becoming a museum. Would 💙 to see this in person! . . . #travel #adventure #bucketlist #hagiasophia #museums #turkey #istanbul #travelgoals