I was one of the judges of the European Experiences photo contest. People who have been on their tours sent in photos showing their experiences. Here are the 10 winners.
My friends Kathy and Charley Wood, who run European Experiences, are celebrating five years of doing small group tours of France, Italy, England and Austria. They do a great job – as is shown by these beautiful photos.
If you don’t want to spend days and weeks organizing every detail yourself, but do want to have a well planned trip to a special part of Europe, I recommend looking at Slow Travel Tours, a group of like-minded people who run small group tours. These are not tours by the busload, in a pack of people following someone holding up an umbrella, seeing someone’s idea of the “must sees”, but instead are intimate groups experiencing Europe in a special way.
This was my favorite photo by Sally from Washington, May 2010. Sally writes: “More than the fabulous places, our trip to France let us experience real life in the Luberon. This photo, entitled Relax, is actually a member of our group (Adam) sharing a sunny perch with a French feline. Animals help us to realize that no matter what corner of the world we may find ourselves in, we can always find something in common with the lives we cross paths with.”