My 2016 began with a great deal of gratitude for 2015, when I had the tremendous pleasure of leading several wonderful tours to amazing places. Paris Arts & Pleasures in May was, as it is designed to be, a sumptuous feast of fun and delight. In July I was in London, Northern England and Western Scotland, co-leading a Celtic Pilgrimage to ancient British sites of wonder and deep significance. October, a golden time anywhere, was especially so in Burgundy, France, the setting for a custom week for a group of friends - a week of hallowed vineyards, small villages, great food and wine, and world treasure sites. 2015 came to a close in Spain with a 4th trip, this one with my small beloved family. On each of these trips, as always, I soaked up so much learning, so many new perspectives, so much delight in a world that, despite constant struggle, is a place of great kindness and beauty. I'm hoping you'll be inspired to join me on a tour this year or next. Paris Arts & Pleasures is a full menu of good food and wines, cooking classes, markets, gardens, contemporary art, special insider visits to some of Paris's best secrets and more! Paris & Cathedrals, in Autumn, is a great combination of exciting modern Paris and history, art and architecture at their most profound and significant, with a stay in central Paris and the fun of day trips to three different cities visiting Cathedrals of while also sampling local traditions and cuisine. I am offering the Burgundy week as a custom trip particularly suited to family and friend groups who wish to have an adventure in a beautiful place where they can relax together in a cozy home environment. The time of the tour can be arranged to suit the group. Finally, I'm excited to add a new trip by request, in response to my pictures and descriptions of Andalusian in the south of Spain. This is a spring tour, set for April 2017, when the orange trees are in bloom and the weather is not too hot. This area of the world is incredibly rich in history and beauty, a mix of cultures and styles that is unique in Europe - it will be a wonderful place to explore together. Click on the red names to read more about each tour. Contact me with questions, for further testimonials from people who've traveled with me, and to let me know your interest in an ArtSmartTour.