I’ve been bit by the wanderlust bug. Out of nowhere! Does that happen to you?! All of a sudden, I can’t get going on vacation out of my head. And not just any vacation. I’m lusting after Îl de Ré, a French island we visited on our honeymoon almost 3 years ago. We fell head over heals in love with this little island (the whole thing is only 19 miles long!) – the food, the culture, the white buildings with their brightly colored shutters. The sun set at 10pm every night. Every day we’d bike through the tiny towns, eating fresh huître (oysters), escargot, and langostine (tiny lobsters). We drank the most amazing wines of our lives (and they were so cheap!). I probably ate my weight in macarons and pastries every morning, and we indulged in french cheeses and cured meats in the evenings. It. Was. Paradise.
We loved it so much, we vowed to visit every 5 years on our anniversary. One day, when we have kids, I hope to share this beautiful place with them and have it be a part of their life story. For now, I’ll have to wait another two years before it’s once again a part of mine. Sigh.
Are you a wanderluster like me? What’s your favorite place to visit? -xo
There are ten towns in Il de Re, each has a unique spire that you can see from miles away.
There was a daily farmers market in our town and we’d visit it each day for fresh fruit and treats.
A bike path connects the towns, making it a breeze to travel between them.