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eating our way through germany on our viking river cruise

Christmas markets food booth

One thing our Viking River Cruise through Germany had in common with the Christmas Markets we visited along the way was that they both gave food a starring role.

In case you missed it — or just to get in the right mood for what you’re about to see — you may want to take a minute to go back to yesterday’s post and look at my pictures from some of our favorite Christmas Markets.

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a video tour of our viking delling stateroom!

Viking Delling bell

After months of trying to curate the hundreds of photos we took, I am finally going to write about our cruise.

As you know, a Viking River Cruise was on our bucket list for a very long time. So, we were beyond thrilled when Viking invited us on their Portraits of Southern France cruise in April.

I know Viking tops many of your bucket lists, too, so I’m excited to whet your appetite and encourage you to book your cruise. You will love it.

In honor of Bastille Day on Tuesday, I’m planning to devote next week to our wonderful cruise. (Ha ha! Notice how I procrastinated long enough to make this seem intentional!)

I’m going to start off today, though, with this little video Michael and I made [Read more…]

renaissance aix-en-provence

Renaissance Aix Ice Drops

I have to admit that getting kicked out of that French B&B before we left the States was the best thing that could have happened because we ended up staying at the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence, which turned out to be one of our favorite hotels ever. [Read more…]


Lois and Michael in Aix-en-Provence

Bon jour! Michael and I just got back from two amazing weeks in France — one week on an incredible Viking River Cruise and a few days in both Aix-en-Provence and Paris. I’m pulling together pictures and notes, and will be writing tons about it to encourage you to add this trip to your bucket list.

Meanwhile, here’s what I’m currently doing. Let me know what you’re up to, too! [Read more…]


Banana cream pie

Michael and I believe National Pi Day should be changed to National Banana Cream Pie Day so that’s how we celebrated March 14. In honor of the occasion, I even had 3.14 slices. [Read more…]