Thursday, September 4, 2008

Off to the Riviera…

On the streets of Nice, France (Photo by Jason Sohigian)

We took a beautiful vacation to Provence and the Cote d’Azur on Aug. 21-31. We stayed with family in a suburb of Marseille and visited all of the key destinations in Southeastern France. A few favorites were Grand Canyon du Verdon, the Greco-Roman archeological ruins at Glanum, and the city of Nice.

I posted lots of photos online: Aix-en-Provence/Arles/Eastern Riviera, Avignon/Western Riviera/Verdon, Haute Provence/Vieux Port/Frioul, Marseille/Carry/Cassis/Notre Dame.

After our return I used an online carbon calculator developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization to estimate the emissions from our flights, and we made a donation to Armenia Tree Project to plant trees to help reduce our carbon footprint from the trip.

Our three year old son Robert seemed to enjoy flying even more this time and he fell in love with airplanes, so we definitely need to start traveling more! I am planning a small trip to visit friends in Portland and the Northern California Redwood Forests, and I’m hoping to go back to Europe during the month of July for the Tour de France.