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Seen on a Walk

Walking around Paris, there are always new things to see along with the traditional. In the holiday season panettone bread is seen for sale. This particular one is limoncello flavor and I saw some with Amaretto flavor too. Graffiti-kind of cute. A charming little side street with only pedestrian traffic. I like to step into the lobbies of small boutique hotels, especially when they are as nice as this one. This is the season of King Cakes, or galette de roi king...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Paris

Changes to Eurail in 2019

Long before WOW and Norwegian Air had $99 airfares luring young people across the pond, there was Eurail, the post-World-War-II, trans-European train network that offered dirt cheap, all-you-can-ride passes for intrepid Americans looking to explore a region just recovering from the most destructive war in history. What resulted was the first iteration of the Euro-trip, a rite-of-passage trip for young adults in the summers between college spent riding the rails in a place that, at the time, c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, Greece, Global, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Lithuania, Great Britain, All, Baby Boomer, Piraeus, Ekaterina Pokrovsky Shutterstock

Trip to Turkey- Capadoccia

After I left Istanbul in November, I headed to Capadoccia for three days. I took a 7AM flight (Mind you, at the Istanbul airport you have to go through security with your bags twice before you board), so I had to wake way before the crack of dawn.   It was only a 90-minute flight, so arriving at 8:30AM, I had the entire day to explore Cappadocia on my own, before I joined a tour group the next two days.   It was about a 20-minute ride to my hotel from the airport and I could already spo...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Göreme, Petra Jordan, Uchisar, Richard Nahem, Turkey Capadoccia, Capadoccia, Karlik Evi Hotel, Monks Valley, Ala Turka, Meskendir Valley, Grand Canyon Death Valley

6 Tips to Save Serious Money on Your Holidays

There is a popular phrase that we have all come across by now at some point during our social media scrolls, which proudly states “If travelling was free, you’d never see me again.” While we can relate to this somewhat exaggerated statement, the fact is that travelling isn’t really free for most of us and our best bet is to try and minimise the expenses, as best as we possibly can! To help you keep your travelling goals alive and not go bankrupt in the process, here are six practical tips that ...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Venice, Laos, Zurich, Budget Travel, Travel Blog, Michelin Star

Surprise! I’m Moving to Paris

Posted: 1/14/19 | January 14th, 2019 Ever since I first set eyes upon it, I’ve wanted to move to Paris. It was everything I’ve imagined it to be. A city that oozed sophistication and history from its cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, cafes, restaurants, and Parisians strolling down the street. I loved the lights, the food, the music, the people, that special je ne sais quoi. I know I idealize Paris. I know living somewhere is a lot different than dropping in for a few weeks at a time. But...
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Istanbul Hotels

I was fortunate to stay in some great hotels in Istanbul, all with excellent service, convenient locations, and cool interiors.   The Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is a design hotel knockout with two soaring, modern towers make is presence known on the skyline. Pulling up to the lobby in my taxi, the outside pillars were graphically painted by local graffiti artists. I later learned the hotel sponsors a special program committed to showing the work of Istanbul artists.   As I waited for m...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Turkey, Paris, Mafia, Florence, Istanbul, Amira, Karin, Richard Nahem, Ukiyo, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Pullman Airport Hotel, Küçük Ayasofya Mah Mustafa Paşa, Fatih İstanbul, Pullman Istanbul Hotel

A Paris Mix

A mix of photos taken around Paris: They now have modern sculpture underneath the pyramid at the Louvre. A pleasant bar in the hotel of friends. It’s not often that I get to see views of Paris rooftops or this bit of the Eiffel Tower. Rainbow stripes along a cross walk in the Marais. Colorful umbrellas overhead with tiny Christmas trees attached.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower Rainbow

One of These Nights in Rio

I’m getting antsy because it’s 6:30 p.m. and I haven’t accomplished anything yet today. Well, technically, I did—we packed, checked out of the hotel in Florianópolis, took a taxi to the airport, queued at the GOL check-in counter to get boarding passes, weighted our checked baggage at the self-service kiosk and pay for them (it’s 60 reais if you do it yourself but 120 reais if you do it at the counter) then queued again to drop off the two backpacks now properly tagged. We waited at the very cro...
Tags: Travel, Toronto, Paris, Brazil, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Jesus, Sugarloaf, Rio, Sao Paulo, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo, Oscar Niemeyer, Feng, Florianopolis

Planning a trip to Europe? Avoid these 10 costly mistakes

Planning a trip to Europe this year and deep in the list-making process? Now’s a great time to quickly review your itinerary and “trip strategy” to make sure that you’re not about to make any common mistakes that will add unnecessarily to your travel costs. From hotels to flights, rental cars, and train tickets, there are several things to keep in mind before you hit “book”. Regular readers might recognize a few of these tips from posts in previous years (including “10 Ways to Save Before Leavin...
Tags: Travel, Verizon, Europe, London, France, Advice, Germany, Berlin, Atlanta, Barcelona, Rome, Munich, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Portugal

Why you need to visit French Guiana

During the 2014 World Cup , French Guiana got the geographical equivalent of 15 minutes of fame. A place a good portion of the world didn’t know existed, much less could find on a map, was highlighted in numerous maps of World Cup stadiums around Brazil, as well as the subject of a number of “interesting places to travel around the World Cup” stories in the months leading up to the event. And that was the last most of the world thought about it. It’s not the world’s fault, really. Getting to t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, US, Paris, Italy, Avis, Brazil, New Orleans, South America, Laos, Caribbean, Martinique, Buenos Aires, Canary Islands, Cacao

Most family-friendly European cities

When we think of European travel, we might picture a couple holding hands on Paris’s Pont des Arts or adult friends partying until dawn in Barcelona. But Europe is also a fantastic place to take the kids. Cities from Berlin to Prague are packed with parks, castles, and museums tailormade for little ones. They’re also geared to parents, placing playgrounds next to beer gardens and cafes, so every family member can actually have fun. Here are the most kid-friendly cities in Europe to check out ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Sweden, Berlin, US, Barcelona, Lego, Prague, Paris, Luxembourg, Harry Potter, Denmark, Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Parks

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

If you are looking for the best restaurants in Brussels, Belgium, look no farther. We’ve rounded up our top picks from 15 years of dining in Brussels to bring you those with staying power. Don’t read while hungry! The Brussels restaurant scene is always changing. New hot spots appear and disappear seemingly overnight, especially in hip neighbourhoods like St. Gilles and Ixelles. While we love taste testing what’s new and popular, for us, the best restaurants in Brussels are those with staying ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Japan, London, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Tokyo, Michelin, Brussels, Tripadvisor, Alison, Waterloo, Best Restaurants

Best pizza restaurants in Paris

Eating pizza in Paris may sound counterintuitive. France is known for its haute cuisine and fine wine, after all, and that cuisine is distinctly French, not Italian. Pizza isn’t on the list of iconic French food and wine pairings. Yet hitting the City of Lights without chowing down on a homemade pie is actually borderline sinful. Despite being known for French pastries, bisques, baguettes, and boeuf bourguignon, France is very much a pizza-loving country. The French eat 22 pounds of pizza pe...
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Rhum Bar 1802 and MASHA Restaurant

In my younger days, I was a full out disco king, going out to clubs like Studio 54 or Area in New York almost every night of the week. Strutting my best moves on the dance floor, I was stiff competition for John Travolta aka Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever.   Nowadays, I don’t go out much anymore at night except to have dinner at restaurants. I’ve put my platform disco shoes, shiny shirts unbuttoned practically to the waist, and bell bottom pants into storage and now wear furry slippe...
Tags: Travel, New York, Netflix, Openings, Paris, Tokyo, Cinderella, Parties, Guatemala, John Travolta, Nightlife, Restaurant Reviews, Santo Domingo, Alexandre Dumas, Tony Manero, Monte Cristo

Romantic Destinations Around the World

Love makes the world go round – and in that spirit, let's plan a trip to romantic destinations around the world. Our list includes everything from Miami to Marrakech. All are made for romance but they also make excellent vacation spots for families or friends or solo travelers. Romantic Destinations Our picks for romantic destinations are in no particular order. Click the name to find a cheap flight from your city. We also include links to useful tourism information. Canada & the U.S. De...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Colorado, Bali, Indonesia, France, Thailand, Canada, Hawaii, Morocco, Paris, Athens, Croatia, Miami, Vancouver, Venice

A little night walk...

A couple of days ago, I left, after an invitation close to the Pont Neuf, and decided to walk home. Half an hour's walk... and you really learn to tell yourself - "It's really nice to live in Paris!"  [Author: PeterParis]
Tags: Travel, Paris, PeterParis, Pont Neuf

Best food markets in Europe

There’s something magical about discovering the local food that every country has to offer. Finding it isn’t always easy, though. You can search for Michelin-starred restaurants or try to find what’s popular on Yelp, but the best way to have an authentic, delicious, and cost-effective gastronomic adventure is to check out a local food market. Travelers to Europe are in luck as there are markets located in popular destinations all over the continent. Some are well known and have been establish...
Tags: Travel, Food, Europe, Greece, France, US, Georgia, Barcelona, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Amsterdam, Michelin, Copenhagen, Kiev, Les Halles

Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
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Parcels | Hotel Brunswick, Thursday 10 January (SOLD OUT)

PARCELS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM AND AUSTRALIAN EAST-COAST TOUR Byron Bay raised, Berlin-based electronic five piece Parcels are returning home for a national tour this Summer to celebrate the release of their debut album. Parcels | Hotel Brunswick, Thursday 10 January (SOLD OUT) Parcels are Jules Crommelin, Patrick Hetherington, Noah Hill, Anatole Serret and Louie Swain. The artists first caught the eye of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel Homem Christo of Daft Punk at a Paris club in 2016. Following...
Tags: Travel, News, Berlin, Daft Punk, Paris, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Thomas Bangalter, Louie Swain, Guy Manuel Homem Christo, Nile Rodgers Pharrell Williams

Invitation to My Photo Exhibit- Opening February 5, 2019

As I wrote last month, I am thrilled to be having my first solo photo exhibition at the Hotel Pont Royal, 5-7 rue Montalembert, 75007. Above is the official invitation.  The opening and cocktail reception is February 5 starting at 6:30PM. I would love for you to join me, so please RSVP to Pauline Bernard  [email protected] If you can’t make it to the opening, the exhibit runs through March 31.   I look forward to seeing you there.   April in Paris- My Apartment for ...
Tags: Travel, Events, Paris, St Paul, Richard Nahem, Hotel Pont Royal, rue Montalembert, Eye Prefer Photos for Sale, Pauline Bernard

Norwegian sale one-way Europe

On the heels of rumors that the airline was about to shut down entirely, Norwegian Air is offering one-way fares for as low as $99 to a variety of European destinations from the US. Flights are available from several major US cities, including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Boston. A full list of fare options is available on the official sale site, but here are a few of our favorites: New York to Guadeloupe for $59 New York to Edinburgh and Dublin...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, London, Boston, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, Edinburgh, Dublin, Guadeloupe, Oslo, All, Fort Lauderdale, Flight Deals

Word of Mouth: Paris

From natural wine bars to sophisticated accommodations, some of our favorite spots in the City of Light Like any dynamic city, Paris is ever-evolving. As frequent visitors, we try to keep up with all cultural developments. While we remain faithful to our beloved stalwart bars and restaurants, there are always new or undiscovered venues to visit—be it bars, cafes, galleries or places to rest your …
Tags: Travel, Food, Design, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Paris, Cocktails, Wine, Dining, Galleries, Hoxton

Trip to Turkey- Istanbul

Istanbul and Turkey have been on the top of my travel wish list for years but in recent times it hasn’t been safe to travel there because of the political situation. After my experience in Strasbourg in December, where I was at the site of the shootings 90 minutes before they happened, I have an altered viewpoint about where it’s safe to travel. I believe there aren’t many places left in the world that are truly safe to travel and not immune to danger. Although I am a responsible traveler, my a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, France, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, Bastille, Strasbourg, Hermès, Istanbul, Vincent, Art Nouveau, Blue Mosque, Versailles

7 Ways To Improve Your Travel Experience in 2019

It’s the start of a new year and many of us are busy checking out our calendars, planning our adventures for the year. Whether it’s a brief trip or two close to home or an epic jaunt around the world, many of us will travel in 2019, but along the way we will also make plenty of mistakes. That’s ok; travel is about making mistakes and learning from them. It’s what makes us better people. However, there are a few simple ways you can improve your next trip, and I don’t mean just by avoiding common...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, Southeast Asia, Rome, Alaska, Paris, Queensland, Eiffel Tower, Madrid, Yellowstone, Rick Steves, Anthony Bourdain, Top Travel Tips, London Westminster Abbey

Recycling in Paris Just Got Easier

Now that most Parisians are used to dropping off their Christmas trees at at the city's 174 recycling points since the Mairie de Paris (City Hall) introduced the practice in 2016 (read about it here), this year they're making it even easier to recycle everyday items in Paris!  The Yellow Bin The most important one concerns the yellow recycle bin found in 85% of Parisian residences: now ALL paper, metals and plastics are accepted, including yogurt and fruit compote containers, polystyrene fo...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Picard, Carrefour, FNAC, Paris City Hall, White Bin Nothing, Green Bin

Louvre breaks attendance record

The Louvre shattered its visitor record in 2018, with 10.2 million people coming to view the museum’s 35,000 art pieces. These numbers are consistent with a larger trend, wherein Paris tourism as a whole rebounded in 2018 — following a dip in 2015 and 2017 due to terrorist attacks. According to Jean-Luc Martinez, president and CEO of the Louvre, the museum’s latest numbers are the result of “the recovery of international tourism in Paris.” Depending on who you talk to, however, the Louvre’s ...
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LEVEL budget airline review

In 2017, a new budget airline called LEVEL took its inaugural flight from Barcelona to Los Angeles. It’s owned and operated by IAG (the same company behind British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and others) and is based in Barcelona. The early impression from flight experts like the team at The Points Guy weren’t great — even for a budget airline — but just over a year into the company’s short life, LEVEL is hitting its stride. Like many late-20s professionals, I’ve been experiencing the newfou...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Europe, Budget, New York City, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Netflix, Paris, Manhattan, Airlines, Tripadvisor, Iag, Iberia, Level, Budget Airlines

From the archives

Back in the fall of 1989 (!), Ken and I took a trip through southern France. He was in Grenoble for a conference and I arranged to meet him there. We rented a car and drove through Provence, then over to the Dordogne Valley and on to the coast before turning north and back toward Paris. We passed through Cognac and stopped at the Martell winery and distillery for a tour and some tasting. A display of vintage cognacs. Finished cognac is almost always a blend from different vintages or, in some ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Provence, Pentax, Ken, WCS, Wine And Spirits, Grenoble, Martell, Dordogne Valley, Southwest France Trip

US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for China

The US State Department has updated its travel advisory for China. That’s getting plenty of coverage but let’s keep things in perspective. The US is advising the same level of caution for Beijing as Paris. I guess tourist scams like Chinese tea ceremonies are about on par as someone 'finding a ring you must have dropped' by the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for China...
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Cut Down on Packaging: New Paris Shop to Buy Cleaning and Beauty Products in Bulk

I know a lot of people are trying to cut down on packaging, but it hasn't been easy to buy in bulk using your own containers in Paris. Many health food shops like Naturalia and Bio Coop have bulk bins for cereal, nuts, pasts, tea, coffee, and other food items. But it’s not as easy to find regular household items available in bulk or without excessive packaging where you’re allowed to use your own containers. But now the Italian chain Negozio Leggero (Italian for “Shop Light”) has finally op...
Tags: Travel, Beauty, Paris, Packaging, Zero Waste, Container, Italian, Bulk, VRAC, Green Paris, Cleaning Products, Environmentally-friendly, Negozio Leggero, New Paris Shop, Negozio Leggaro37 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth

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