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Photos: Lessons Learned from a Vacation Without Reservations

What would happen if you took a trip without any plans? Travel the old-fashioned way: using advice from folks you meet along the way. We dropped our reporter in France and told him: wing it! See where the locals took him.

  1. Name: Johan Pascaud-Blandin
    Met at: Le Repaire de Bacchus Wine Shop, in Paris
    Recommends: the vineyards near Le Moulin du Mesnil, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher (see next slide)

    (Imke Lass)
  2. Vineyards near Le Moulin du Mesnil, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher.

    (Imke Lass)
  3. Name: Yvonne David
    Met at: Le Moulin du Mesnil, in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher
    Recommends: patio dining at Le Pont de l'Ouysse, in Lacave (see next slide)

    (Imke Lass)
  4. Patio dining at Le Pont de I'Ouysse, in Lacave.

    (Imke Lass)
  5. Name: Stephane Chambon
    Met at: Le Pont de l'Ouysse, in Lacave
    Recommends: the hillside city of Rocamadour (see next slide)

    (Imke Lass)
  6. The hillside city of Rocamadour.

    (Imke Lass)
  7. Name: Anne-Laure Hoaro
    Met at: Carré d'artistes, in Aix-en-Provence
    Recommends: Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille (next slide)

    (Imke Lass)
  8. Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille.

    (Imke Lass)
  9. Name: Liisa Corbiere
    Met at: Old Port (Vieux Port) of Marseille
    Recommends: Calanques, in Cassis (next slide)

    (Imke Lass)
  10. Calanques, in Cassis.

    (Imke Lass)

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