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Late Summer in New England

We’re in the US for the next year, exploring by bike and getting to know our American roots. We loved the native goldenrod fields in our late summer wanderings in New England. Clara’s often the first to identify goldenrod in a field.  

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Bike Overnight Mishap

Our first American bike overnight en famille didn’t go as smooth as hoped. It started out lovely, with beautiful weather through country roads in upstate New York. We set up camp in a state forest and hiked to a small summit blessed with heavy laden blueberry bushes. We basked in the evening sun and then…

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Real Read: Listening to a Continent Sing

Clara and I like listening to birds when we bike. It’s a fun way to experience country roads. She’s gotten good at recognizing cat birds, blue jays and chickadees by their calls. She caws like a crow and honks like a goose with gusto. We recently discovered the haunting call of loons while lakeside camping.…

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2017 Tour Schedule on Pause

Here’s the latest… Clara’s seen every inch of the Eastern French Pyrenees from the vantage of a bicycle. So far she’s embraced life on two wheels with delight. But I realize this is a delicate thing. To keep her carefree cycling spirit alive, I’ve decided to pause all Real Travel France tours for 2017. I…

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How to Pack Light for France

I‘ve learned a lot about packing for French encounters in my travels between France and the US over the last ten years. The most important? Pack light. I don’t mean bring one less pair of shoes. I mean pack everything you have in one small suitcase. To help with pre-tour and post-tour explorations, I’ve put…

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Real Recipe: Persimmon Pudding

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for months. Instead, I took a much needed break from screens, blogs, newsletters and social media. Here it is at last, a recipe with my favorite winter fruit–now that winter is almost over in this exceptionally warm year in the eastern French Pyrenees. Persimmons are called kaki in…

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Real Reel: Julie Delpy

If your of my generation you may know Julie Delpy from the 1995 art-house film with Ethan Hawke, Before Sunrise (not the best of her films in my opinion). What you may not know is that she’s a Paris born actor and filmmaker who moved to the United States shortly after her career took off in…

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We’re in the Mullet Rapper

Open the link below and scroll to page 9 to see a recent review of Real Travel France in the newspaper from Avery’s old stomping grounds in the Florida Everglades. Everglades City Mullet Rapper Many thanks Patty, for joining a tour and for spreading the word. Hope to ride with you again soon.

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Book a Tour

Contact me by email when you’re ready to reserve your tour. I’ll then set up a telephone or skype appointment to discuss details with you. Once we’ve corresponded or spoken (and we’re sure the tour you’ve chosen is the right fit), you’ll then need to send in a deposit of $500 per person to confirm your…

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