I have come to discover that I am my best self in Europe. I am happier, more alive and more in love. The charm of the European cities I've visited have casted a spell on me. But now, it's time to explore the less touristy places. I've been following along with Bri Emery's recent European adventure on Instagram, that coupled with watching a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, in which he visits Lyon, France, has me itching to explore authentic, off-the-beaten-path foodie heavens.
Stay: in an amazing AirBnB, a chateau, yes a chateau, in the French Countryside.
Do: a wine tour. We are in French wine country, seems like a waste not to take advantage. Plus, apparently Provence Wine Tours has offerings with views like this photo!
Experience: A French cooking class. I may even eat and touch meat to get the full experience of the French cuisine. Provence Gourmet offers an authentic French cooking experience.
Shop: The markets. My two favorite things, cheese, at Les Halles in Lyon and a flea market, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market.