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Cafe Van Gogh in Arles, France

Cafe Van Gogh in Arles, France A month from now, it is quite possible that Carol and I will be sipping on a piping-hot cup of espresso in the Café Van Gogh in Arles, France. You see, we’re going back to do a river cruise on the River Rhône sailing with our friends at Uniworld River Cruises. Arles is renowned for quite a number of things, none the least of which is that Vincent van Gogh lived there for more than a year and experienced great productivity before his mental breakdown. My photogr...
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Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark

A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace

Rue Crémieux is a picturesque street in Paris, with lovely colorful facades and old houses. And just like Notting Hill: it has become swarmed by Instagrammers and the residents have had enough. They want their peace back, so they are asking the city government to ban photo and video shoots on weekends and evenings. According […] The post A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, France, Paris, Ban, Tourists, Influencers, Notting Hill, Photography Ban, rue Cremieux

Life in Paris: One Month Down

Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night jazz concerts. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and romance. Just I imagined it would be. Actually… It hasn’t been that way at all. I just made that up. Life here has been the exact opposite of that (though that kind of fabulous lifestyle does soun...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Craigslist, France, Berlin, New York City, Paris, Owen Wilson, Bangkok, Duolingo, ITB, Ducks Hostel, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic

Most popular whiskeys in the world

Whiskey is one of the world’s most beloved spirits. It’s both sipped neat and mixed into cocktails, savored and taken as a shot alongside a pint of beer. With this level of universal popularity, it should come as no surprise that countries around the world make the spirit. Each does things a little differently, making exploring the world through a dram or glass all too easy to do. Quick note: America, Ireland, and Mexico use the spelling “whiskey.” Everywhere else goes with the English spelli...
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This robot will park your car for you as you rush to the airport

We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, France, Car, Automotive, Airport, Robot, Lyon, Product Design, Lyon France, Lyon Airport, Self-parking, Robots/Drones, Stanley Robotics, Lyon Saint Exupéry

Sun, sea and sand in Provence

There are lots of reasons why Provence makes such a good holiday destination. Great food, lovely towns and vibrant cities set in a geographically beautiful landscape are just some. But one of the top reasons people visit is to enjoy the stunning coastline that meanders for miles and the sunshine and warmth which makes time […] The post Sun, sea and sand in Provence appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Attractions, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe

Travel News: March 19, 2018

‘A dystopian playground’: Hudson Yards, New York City’s new $25 billion urban complex, draws mixed reviews USA TODAY “Hudson Yards has become the cultural center of Manhattan’s New West Side,” the $25 billion urban complex’s website notes − though it seems that depends on what one defines as New York culture. The new complex “is the largest real estate development” in the city since Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s, according to the New York Transit Museum. It includes everything from ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, France, US, Marriott, Manhattan, Boeing, Southwest, News And Deals, Marriott International, New York Transit Museum, Brandy King, Hudson Yards, Boeing MAX, Hudson Yards New York City

Best doughnuts from around the world

Food isn’t, and never has been, limited by borders or boundaries. The things we eat travel as we do, flying across oceans and into the cultures and diets of their new homes, adapting along the way. But there may be no single food item that’s made its way into every corner of the world quite like the doughnut. Fried dough has been consumed for long enough to be found as fossilized pieces at ancient Native American sites. These days, it’s everywhere in one variation or another. In fact, forms o...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Mexico, France, Germany, New York City, US, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Nepal, Italy, New Orleans, North America, Latin America

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […] The post The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, France, India, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Middle East, Rail Travel, Peru, South America, North America, Rockies

6 Reasons to Try a Home Swap Vacation

Home swapping is such a rewarding way to travel and so this list could have been much longer, but here are six good reasons why you might want to consider going on a home exchange vacation.  1. Saves you (a lot!) of money This is the most common reason people get into home swapping, the cost savings. By swapping homes you completely cut out the cost off accommodation, which is often the most expensive part of a vacation ...especially when travelling with the family. Cutting out the cost ...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, ANN, Arthur Australia, Joanne North Wales, Kirsty Canary

Crossing over

There are still a lot of passages à niveau (railroad at-grade crossings) in France. The main road between Saint-Aignan and the city of Blois has one. There's another not far from it. The sign in the photo is for a grade crossing just outside of Le Puy-en-Velay. It's a standard sign warning motorists of the crossing and that it's protected by a barrier that descends when a train approaches. I don't think there are many trains on this particular line. The three angled red stripes on the sign mea...
Tags: Travel, France, Signs, WCS, Blois, le Puy, Saint Aignan, Puy-en-velay

Historical lesbian destinations

Due to the vast majority of LGBTQ historical records and writings focusing on the relationships between gay men, there isn’t much about the history of lesbianism in the more distant past. However, just in the past three centuries, along with the emergence of feminism and women’s rights, came the need to bring the lesbian voice into the mainstream. The easiest way to pay homage to the lesbian culture that helped shape history as you know it? Simply pay a visit to one of the many destinations a...
Tags: Travel, Lorde, Washington, France, Lgbt, New York City, US, Washington Dc, Tennessee, House, Paris, Nashville, Philadelphia, Lgbtq, Staten Island, Virginia Woolf

Route de Crete Cassis

      The Route de Crete laces along the edge of the cliff along the sea between Cassis and La Ciotat. The view is breathtaking, giving you the sense of flying, as you wind along the tight turns with intense views of the sea far below.         Sheer. Profound. Far beyond and below.   The view below: Cassis.           Cap Canaille is 394 m (1,293 ft), it is the highest sea cliff of France. The rock face of Cap Canaille is called Falaises de Soubeyrannes. The rock consists of laye...
Tags: Travel, France, Provençal, Cassis, Cap Canaille, French la Vie, Cassis Cap Canaille, Cap Naio, Cap Naille

What are the Celtic nations

Celtic tribes once occupied much of mainland Europe, stretching as far east as modern-day Turkey. Over time, invaders forced the Celts west, and today, there are only six Celtic nations in the world clustered around western Europe, specifically parts of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Brittany in France. Some argue that Galicia in northwestern Spain is the seventh Celtic nation as its Celtic heritage is evident to this day, but the six official nations are determined by the ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Britain, Ireland, Galicia, United Kingdom, Celtic

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla

Scone Memories

  A Throw Back to 2009... Since I am travelling to Ireland today I thought I would repost something 'Irish'... Scones!   School holidays are happening as I type. French Husband and Sacha went skiing. Chelsea came home with more books, binders, and notepads than laundry. She has finals and nothing else matters more than intense studies right now. My broken rib, lack of skiing skills, a daughter who needs a devoted mother to feed her, and my love of silence allowed me the avenue to stay home. I am...
Tags: Travel, France, Ireland, Chelsea, Sacha, French la Vie, Mary Kate Allison

Things to do in Flensburg, Germany

The northern border of the Schleswig region of Germany cuts right around the small city of Flensburg, known best as the final seat of Nazi Germany for a full week following Hitler’s death until the surrender of German forces in 1945. These days, many Danish people call Flensburg their home despite the city not being part of Denmark since 1864. Even though Flensburg chose to remain part of Germany when given the option, Danes and Germans living in the area have an extremely amicable relationsh...
Tags: All, Border Cities, Danish Culture, Danish-german Border, Flensburg, Flensburg Travel, German Culture

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto

Why is blue cheese blue

Blue cheese can be divisive, but there’s no denying that some of the world’s most famous cheeses are blue. From gorgonzola to Stilton to Blue Vinny, the cheese style has a distinctive stinky and tangy quality that makes it popular with cheese fans and cheesemakers across the globe. But what is it that makes a blue cheese blue? This is the story of how blue mold became the hottest mold in cheese. Why blue cheese is blue Before taking a single bite, people eat with their eyes. Then, more oft...
Tags: Travel, England, Cheese, France, US, European Union, Italy, Switzerland, Dorset, All, Blue Cheese, Fourme D'ambert, Bern, Robinson Crusoe, Milan Italy, Daniel Defoe

Way Out There: Cycling Northern Vancouver Island

The North Island has a hold on me, and I keep going back. Northern Vancouver Island is vast, sparsely populated, and you’re more likely to meet a bear than a tourism spot. A super destination if you like the great outdoors. This article shares three favourite spots. Two are rough and remote (don’t expect pavement!), while the third is a mellower cluster of tourist gems. I’m a cycle tourist and bikepacker (a rare breed up here), but the info here will appeal to all travelers. If you want mo...
Tags: Travel, France, First Nations, Canada, Cycling, Belgium, Biking, Christian, Pacific, British Columbia, Cape, North Island, Scott, Alert Bay, Rupert, Vancouver Island

Eating Cheap in Paris: 8 dinners for €15 or less

Paris has a reputation for being romantic, fashionable, and as most are quick to add, expensive. While the food is almost always quite good, a nice dinner in the City of Lights can run up quite a tab. We highly recommend treating yourself to a classic French meal at least once during your stay, but for those other nights when you’d like to reign in your budget, it’s wise to have a few cheap and delicious options in mind. And remember, if you want to splurge, you can always go for a nice prix-fix...
Tags: Travel, France, Restaurants, Gare du Nord, Paris, Richard, Caribbean, Dailycheapo, Metro, Chartier, Eating In Paris, Paris Restaurants, David Lebovitz, Donna, Candelaria, Paris Paris

The Best Things to Do in Amiens, France on a Weekend Getaway

With so many things to do in Amiens, France, this city in the northern Hauts-de-France region makes a great weekend getaway from Belgium or a fun day-trip from Paris. Catherine shares everything you should do, see, and eat, in Amiens.  Many consider Amiens to be an exceptionally beautiful city. In fact, its nickname is “Venice of the North” thanks to the stunning floating gardens and well-developed canal district. While one could easily spend a day or two simply wandering around the city and s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Unesco, Marseille, Paris, Belgium, Venice, Washington State, Notre Dame, Jesus Christ, Picasso, Marais Poitevin, Poitou Charentes, Normandy France, Jules Verne

8 Best Places to Stay in Marseille

Marseille is practically the capital of the South of France. Set in an ideal location on the Côte d’Azur, the city is a perfect place to soak up the sun in a seaside setting. But it’s not all about luxury. History plays a big part too; it was founded by Ancient Greek settlers in 600
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5 striking Alpine properties

Spending your ski holiday in a snug chalet with all the traditional furnishings is always a lovely way to enjoy your week away, but have you ever thought of going somewhere with a little more flair? A property with its own individual personality that you won’t find anywhere else? Here is a list of five […] The post 5 striking Alpine properties appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Accommodation, Switzerland, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe

8 Best Places to Stay in Lyon

Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and certainly a place where ancient and not-so-ancient history, as well as fun things to do, collide in a city that’s fascinating to explore. Sitting at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers, this city dates back a whopping two millennia and has the credentials to prove
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Lyon, Saône, Auvergne Rhone Alpes

8 Best Places to Stay in Bordeaux

Say ‘Bordeaux’ and people will immediately think of wine. That isn’t necessarily untrue; Bordeaux is the definitive capital of the Bordeaux wine-growing region. There’s certainly plenty of wine to be had in this city, that’s for sure. But although the name is famed throughout the world, there’s a lot more to Bordeaux than fermented grape
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Bordeaux

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Morocco, Cuba, Caribbean, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Road Travel

The other smartphone business

With the smartphone operating system market sewn up by Google’s Android platform, which has a close to 90% share globally, leaving Apple’s iOS a slender (but lucrative) premium top-slice, a little company called Jolla and its Linux-based Sailfish OS is a rare sight indeed: A self-styled ‘independent alternative’ that’s still somehow in business. The Finnish startup’s b2b licensing sales pitch is intended to appeal to corporates and governments that want to be able to control their own destiny wh...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Europe, Microsoft, France, China, Russia, India, Nokia, Africa, Samsung, European Union, Kaspersky, Commission, European Commission

Your Full Mont Blanc Trekking Guide

Trekking in glacier-clad Mont Blanc is the dream of many! After all, it is the highest mountain in the Alps that has distinct valleys that spread out to Italy, France, and Switzerland. Different tour organizers can create the right balance of challenge, fun, and enjoyment for you. So, embark on Tour de Mont Blanc for a range of hiking abilities as well as mountain biking and some kayaking thrown in! Mont Blanc Trekking Guide The best time to trek Mont Blanc If planning to trek, Mont Blanc, ...
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