While a trip to France is hardly complete without a stop in Paris, the country offers so much more outside of the capital city. For a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world, travel to the beautiful French region of Provence, and take in the iconic Lavender fields.
A trip to Provence comes complete with a built-in aromatherapy treatment and some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The region offers vast seas of vibrant purple and blue lavender, a flowering plant harvested for a variety of therapeutic treatments, candles, beauty products, food and more. It produces one of the most versatile essential oils, used for its antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. The flower also gives off a calming aromatic scent that provides benefits for the mind and body.
When you plan your trip to Provence, keep in mind Lavender blossoms are in full bloom in June, and harvested in mid-August. The flowers are abundant in the Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur region, located in the valleys and hillsides of the southernmost mountains of Massif Central and the Southern Alps, and reach all the way to the coast.
To take in as much of the natural violet beauty as possible, follow the Lavender Roads, and visit Provence’s distilleries, museums and exhibition spaces. Begin in the northernmost part of the production region in the Valley of Drome, Diois and Buëch. Next, stop in the Drôme Provençale in Vaucluse, where you can admire the famous Château de Grignan surrounded by lavender. The next stop on the route is the Baronnies Provençales mountain area, flooded with various types of lavender, each more stunning than the last. The route continues on to the Luberon, where you’ll find the castle of Mane and the iconic Bories, small stone igloos huddled at the foot of the Montagne de Lure. Next on the scenic course is the Valensole plateau, where you can stroll along Lake St. Croix, before heading on to the world’s perfume capital of Grasse in the Riviera Alps.
In keeping with the recent wellness tourism trend, travelers are looking for trips that provide unique experiences along with health benefits. The Provence Lavender fields offer a visual experience unlike any other, along with revitalizing qualities that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.
Lavido is the skin and body care brand offering products inspired by nature. The Israeli-based company was formed in 2003 with the goal to address skincare needs with products made from raw, plant-based ingredients. Lavido launched in the United States in 2015.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Travel pros already know there’s an art to selecting the right clothes to withstand the demands of being on the road. From non-wrinkle shirts and dresses to creating a micro-capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches together, there’s a solution for every situation. But undergarments are often overlooked as a travel must-have. Not all undergarments are travel-ready and require the right style and material for effortless packing and wear. ExOfficio makes it easy with quick-drying, comfortable and lightweight material. You can even wash, wring, roll and hang your undergarments while on the road for quick-drying. Here’s the run-down on which ExOfficio undergarments to choose.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.