Go In-Depth

So many travel a day or two here or there. Traveling much too quickly to take in all the uniqueness and character of a place. Mostly they take a picture. May I suggest you plan your next holiday in one city or region. I rate cities by the number of nights one can spend and still have more to see and experience. All the big cities New York City, London, Paris, Rome, Bangkok, Sydney and more are all 10 day cities. Now, spending 10 days is just too long, I get that. But four or five will just make you want to return for more. There are also regions that can devour many days. For example the Amalfi coast, most any region in Italy, Bordeaux or Provence in France and islands like Crete, Sicily, or Easter Island.

By staying in one city or region, you can learn the food and history. Not just the kings and queens but the invasions, religions, and art and literature. You can have the time to take a cooking class or make a mask in Venice. Enjoy a night at the opera or symphony. There are so many cities with magnificent venues. Then there are the street markets for food and antiques. Paris has so many markets. How about bringing home something you can use every day and remember your holiday!

OK, here is an example of what you can do.. Dordogne Valley .. a southern region of France. The caves of the Dordogne Valley are home to some to the earliest and most extraordinary displays of human creativity. Wild animals and human figures – some up to 30,000 years old – are vividly displayed here in ochre (an earthy pigment containing ferric oxide, typically with clay, varying from light yellow to brown or red) and charcoal on stone walls. You do not need to sleep in a cave, for there are extraordinary castles for you with Michelin star chefs. You can go on your own or take a tour with archaeologist to guide you.

So chose a place you really want to experience and let me help you put it together. Then a piece of your heart will always be there. Why do you think there are so many songs about Paris?

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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