France

Why Every Skier Must Get To Europe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It’s no secret I choose skiing as my winter escape, so naturally I gravitate towards ski destinations this time of year. Recently, Travel & Leisure put together a collection of 16 of the world’s scariest (ahem, gnarliest) ski slopes, convincing me that Europe may just be where it’s at. In particular, France appears three different […]

So What Should You Do In Paris?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Don’t see the Mona Lisa, climb the Eiffel Tower, or grab a coffee at Café de Flore? Well, not exactly, but taken from an expert on Paris, there are plenty of ways to get the best out of Paris, without doing what Paris is best known for. For example, want a great view of the […]

Ski Chalets: To Cater Or Not To Cater, That Is The Question

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Your legs are still burning from the days last run. You’re finishing up an après drink waiting for the rest of the group. You’re hungry, it’s cold, and you’re exhausted from flailing around the slopes of Chamonix, France. The last thing you want to do, now, is look for, or worse yet, cook your own […]

Tour The “Other” Paris

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I never understood why people take those tours that lead you to all of a particular city’s most popular attractions. Do you really need to shell out 20 euros to have someone point you in the direction of the Eiffel Tower or Vatican City? That’s like four bottles of wine you could’ve spend that cash […]

Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Something about the fall makes people want to travel to Paris. Something about fall also makes people feel very poor. Oh yeah, that’s because we all blew our savings living it up during the summer months. No worries, fall also means we get a rash of “Paris on the cheap” tips from our travel peers. […]

What Time Do The Basques Eat Dinner?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trick question. The answer is that it depends. Are you in Spanish or French Basque country? What’s the difference? To find out, the NYT takes a road trip through both countries, starting from the westernmost part of the region in the beach town of Bakio — about an hour north of Bilbao — where it’s […]

Bringing The Beach To Paris

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

While you’re toiling away at your business-centric job this August, the French are busy turning even their economic centers into giant summer wonderlands where they spend their monthlong vacation lounging on man-made beaches on the Seine. File this one under: “Things to learn from the French.” Per ABC, “now in its eighth year, the monthlong […]

Your Guide To Paris Food Blogs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What better way to indulge your Parisian food lust fantasies (short of eating there) than reading about it every day? I know, sad substitute, but at least it’s something. Budget Travel’s running down their 10 favorite Paris food blogs, including Clotilde Dusoulier’s “Chocolate & Zucchini,” Francois Simon’s “Simon Says” (rumored to be the inspiration for […]

Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

Sunday, July 12, 2009

You never know what you’ll stumble upon while wandering the streets of Paris with camera in hand. Hopefully a good picture, but more important, some great memories. By Dana McMahan Sophie pushed open an anonymous door on rue de Faubourg Saint Antoine and we stepped off the noisy street and into a peaceful, shaded alley […]

7 Spots To Celebrate Bastille Day All Over The World

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I know, I know, you’re still recovering from Canada Day, but you can’t just sit at home while the rest of the world is celebrating Bastille Day this July 14th. Matador’s got your guide to the festivities around the world, including New York’s Midtown celebrations (not to metion the giant pétanque tournament in Brooklyn), Budapest’s […]

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