France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 2 (Part 1)

November 21, 2011
I awoke at dawn with an abundance of excitement, as my favorite mode of transportation is riding the train and not only was I about to board the TGV (France's high speed rail service), but my final destination was Provence!  I cannot recall when my love affair with train travel...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 1 (Part 2)

November 18, 2011
Combine Paris, the world's most popular city destination, with the infectiously creative energy of twenty-five talented journalists and, well, you have the exact recipe for amazingness.  As I stood amongst my colleagues during our Welcome Reception at the Marriott Courtyard Paris Neuilly, I made certain to take a minute from...

France & Italy With Trafalgar Tours: Day 1 (Part 1)

November 16, 2011
My first thought when I was invited to travel with Trafalgar Tours throughout France and Italy for a week was: what a trip of a lifetime!  I had been to both countries before, however it had been years and I was definitely ready to return.  The customized trip that I...