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Lyon, Then & Now

An International Piano Workshop attracted me to Lyon, France in 1994 for twelve intense days of learning new ways to teach music. …

Viviers, Tournon, Vienne

Three historic river towns and a steam train ride through the mountains enriched our weekend. Perched on a hill overlooking the Rhône, Viviers …

Avignon, France

Our Viking boat moored near the famous, truncated bridge in Avignon for two days so that we could acquaint ourselves with the …

Les Baux-de-Provence

Our afternoon excursion on September 22 was a double-header–the charming, tiny town of Les Baux-de-Provence in the Alpilles Mountains and a huge abandoned …

Arles, France

Arles is a city or “commune” in southern France whose area is seven times larger than Paris, but whose population is only …

Rhone River Cruise

Last year Steve received an invitation to join section mates of his Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 1968 for a cruise …

Museums Kids Love

I love taking my grandkids to museums. This summer I’ve visited museums designed specifically for children in Boston, Miami, and West Palm Beach, …

Three Days in Montreal

Three generations of Smiths spent the first three days of September in Montreal, the city named for its Royal Mountain. We stayed in …

A Maine Resort

One way to escape the Florida heat in August is to spend time at the Bethel Inn in western Maine. It worked …

Boston Harbor

Though we’ve flown over the Boston Harbor countless times during the last 50 years and taken the Duck Tour, this was our …