In early 2003, I left on a long and spontaneous trip to France and Italy with my girlfriend. We lived like locals and explored anything that caught our curiosity.  We wandered cities and town, slowly and serendipitously.  We came to love food and wine; art and life; simplicity and nuance. We circled the whole country driving around like locals, and drifted down through Italy, making our way to Florence before turning around. She spoke French and I spoke Italian. It was an effortless tour of a beautiful region.

Enjoy my photo album while I take time to remember this trip.  There are many stories rediscover for me in these images.