Plan your Spring vacation now!
Do you know how to make yourself happier for eight weeks? Plan your next vacation! A study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the simple act of planning a vacation can boost your happiness for eight weeks.*
And just in time for your 2018 travel planning, we are announcing our Spring/Summer 2018 Tour schedule!
Our Papa’s Paris Tour is slated for Saturday, June 16, to Sunday, June 24, to coincide with the longest day of the year and the International Music Festival in Paris, in which the entire city goes out to sit at their favorite café and listen to live music into the wee hours. It's like a city-wide block party!
We will meet Ernest Hemingway and his friends as we follow in his footsteps around this most beautiful city in the world. And we’ll view the art that inspired him, from Monet, Manet, Cézanne, and Picasso. We’ll even go to Monet’s house and garden in Giverny to see the lily pond that inspired Monet’s Water Lily paintings, which we’ll view in the Orangerie Museum in Paris.
Our Picasso’s Pyrenees Tour is set for Saturday, May 19, to Sunday, May 27, to overlap with the Cherry Festival in the charming cherry town of Céret, where everything cherry will be celebrated, including cherry beer, cherry spitting contests, and the usual Céretan activities of dancing, singing, playing music, and banqueting. Céret enjoys a wonderfully mild Mediterranean micro-climate, so their cherries are the earliest in France.
We’ll overhear Picasso and his gang as they argue about art and love on the terrace of the Grand Café, their usual hang-out, and we’ll view their works and those of Matisse, Derain, Maillol, and Dalí in Céret and the nearby towns in which they worked and lived.
Call or email me, Liz, now and start down the road to a vacation you can really look forward to!
* From “How Vacations Affect Your Happiness,” by Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times, February 18, 2010