So, we meet again.
It’s been a while since I posted something, I know! I had all these great plans for posts, but somehow life (aka summer!) got in the way. Also, I just wasn’t that inspired.
It happens. I decided that a little pause doesn’t mean it’s all over, and that I made too many pretty pictures on our travels not to share with you guys. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably didn’t notice that pause at all, because I’ve kept posting new pictures there. But over here, it’s been very quiet.
You might say it’s late for a summer picture roundup, but as it is still very warm in Paris (24 C today!) I find these sunny images very fitting. We went for a big tour in France (Burgundy, the Provence and the French Alpes) plus a week of fun in Tuscany.
Our first stop was in Beaune, in the French Burgundy wine region. Such a charming little town, and great food and wine everywhere. I like! :-)
After our stopover in Burgundy, we traveled to the boyfriend’s family in the Provence, by the sea, for 10 days. (I know how to choose them!) Summer days over there were filled with lounging by the pool, going to the beach, driving through vineyards to visit cute towns and watching my sister-in-laws new vegetable garden grow a little bit more each day.
Around Toulon and Hyères
Bormes les Mimosas
From the Provence it’s just 600 km to Tuscany (which is nothing for me. Given my weekly solo commute of 500 km Utrecht-Paris, 600 km with company sounds like big fun, but the Mr and teen felt different ;-).
But how we LOVED Italy again! We were already smitten after our visit to Rome last year, but the Italians proved yet again that they know how to live the dolce vita. We stayed amidst the Chianti vineyards in a century old castle, and it was just the bomb. I cannot get enough of pretty views like these.
And if all of this wasn’t enough, we stopped by my sister and her boyfriend on our way back to Paris for 4 relaxing days in the French Alpes. The Alpes are so much fun in summertime: the mountains are beautiful, the lakes are refreshing, the air is clean and crisp and it’s great for those who prefer are more active vacation. Long hikes and a big raclette afterwards, those sort of things ;-) We stayed in the cutest chalet with a magnificent view over lake Geneva. Just look at this greenness!