Sun-dappled fields of fragrant lavender, ancient olive trees, villages built of buff-hued stone: these calming images come to mind when daydreaming of a Provence tour. There’s no dispute that this region in southern France is a visual feast, but delving deeper into its characteristics on a Provence tour will delight all your senses.

Several surveys indicate many Americans still intend to take vacations in 2009 -- they’ll just be smarter about planning the trip and how they spend their money. Here are a few simple tips on how families can make the most of their travel budget this year.

You booked your trip and the excitement for your upcoming vacation increases as you count down the days before your travel adventure starts. But to help ensure your vacation becomes a travel delight and not a travel nightmare, there are some things you should consider prior to takeoff.

What’s the best way to truly share your travel excursions with family? Take them with you! In fact, intergenerational travel (grandparents taking their children and grandchildren on trips) has increased in recent years.

Vacations produce a lifetime of memories. No matter where you go, you get to spend quality time with your friends, family and the people you care about. Many travelers realize this is priceless and have decided to investigate owning a vacation home or joining a destination club.

With summer approaching quickly, you're probably dreaming about all the fun you'll have gathering with friends and family. You could be planning the traditional activities like going to the pool, hosting backyard barbecues or picnicking in the park, but why not spice things up by adding a little island culture to your plans?

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