When one person travels, it's an adventure; when two people go, it's a negotiation!
It has become glaringly obvious over the past month that most of my previous traveling was done solo and that having only oneself to please certainly simplifies things.
The choice of area, the Dordogne, was made by my husband, whose brother made the trip with a Yale group 3 years ago. I was pretty sure I could enjoy anyplace where it would not be snowing and below 32 degrees in April, but the idea of seeing/doing it all in 10 or 12 days just didn't seem realistic given our age & stamina issues.
We had cruised the back pages of the alumni magazines, checking out week/month rentals--but how could we be sure about what we'd be getting--or getting into?
When I found the Untours site, it seemed ideal--a good long track record, detailed & realistic descriptions, lots of satisfied customers, and who could not love a company that gives its profits to a good cause?
We finally seem to have navigated all the choices about where to leave from, what class to fly, where we will need to stop for rest, and how big a car we really need to have. Now, if we can just come to consensus on what we really need to pack, we'll be ready to go...