This being my first visit to Marseille-Provence, I experienced a vibrant, modern city appreciating its history and artists of yesterday yet nurturing and fostering creativity of tomorrow’s masters.
Today reminds me of the scrumptious Sunday brunch at Marseille’s Place Lorette I enjoyed earlier this month. The Moroccan feast was light yet fulfilling, flavorful and unexpected.
Cultural treasures were everywhere I looked during my trip to Marseille-Provence, France. Ranging from classical to contemporary, these pieces further solidifying why its the 2013 European Capital of Culture. One of those gems is an installation in Salon-de-Provence called “Double Disc Hallowed Out by the Roofs” by Swiss-born artist Felice Varini. If you want to see it, book your travel now because it will be on display until Dec. 1, 2013.
A short distance from my Marseille hotel, Hôtel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, I took a walk through the Marseille Fish Market. Boat after boat docked at Quai des Belges on Marseille’s Old Port just after 8 in the morning.
I dream of summer road tripping in cooler climes with Best Western. Why? Spring has sprung yet here in Southwest Florida high humidity causing frizzy-hair days and that why-did-I-shower-this-morning feeling have already kissed my unmanageable locks. The arrival of spring also means I can see the end of what’s been a very busy and intense winter season at my day job.
Walking through the dark cryptoporticus of Arles, France, I couldn’t help think how cool this was, both literally and figuratively.
One of the biggest challenges about solo travel is meeting and interacting with others during a journey. Alas, thanks to technology making the world smaller, the sharing economy is offering not-so lonely options to mingle with locals and other travelers.
If you’ll be flying to celebrate Christmas or New Year’s, here are a few holidays travel tips for landing fresh in your final destination. We all know flying during the holidays has its ups and downs.
Not sure what to get your favorite traveler for Christmas? Solo Travel Girl’s 2013 holiday gift guide for travelers will get the ideas flowing for you.
Bonjour! Inspired by my travels to Marseille, France, I’m in the process of learning French with the Pimsleur Course Manager App on my iPad using the Pimsleur Method.
I’ve been taking Nature Made® VitaMelts because I’ve accepted I’m no longer a spry thirty-something-year-old with the stamina for staying awake and functioning 48 hours at a time, I’ve been consciously taking better care of myself including taking my vitamins. By adding vitamins and supplements into my nutrition plan, I suspect they’ve contributed to my well being.
It was my appreciation for the art of postcards that inspired me to launch SoloTravelGirl.com’s Postcard of the Month Club last October. It was simple. For a year, once a month I would send a postcard to those blog readers who registered. Can you believe it’s been a year?
Every traveler needs an around the world adventure. During a visit to the Bull & Bear fine dining restaurant in Orlando my taste buds were tantalized by dishes from several Waldorf Astoria hotels across the globe all in one evening
Ms. Julie Bousquet Fabre stood before me explaining how her great-grandfather started La Savonnerie Marius Fabre (Marius Fabre Soap Factory) in 1900. Today, her parents, sister and she carry on the tradition of manufacturing Marseille soap.
Should eating at McDonald’s be part of your international travel experience? I’ve struggled with this question during my travels both abroad and domestically but why?