Category Archive: France

20 Must-See Landmarks Around the World

From the Hoover Dam to the Hermitage, these 20 must-see landmarks around the world are a dose of travel inspiration. Whenever we travel, no matter to far-flung places or in our own backyard, we’re attracted to the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks. We’ve picked 20 of our favorites from our travels around the world. …

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Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris is simply magical! Paris at Christmastime is as refined as the city itself. Every corner of every quartier has its own special enchantment from lively outdoor ice skating rinks to the many charming Christmas markets that line the streets and squares. Paris isn’t called the City of Light for nothing, and especially …

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10 Must See Gardens in Europe

It’s #FriFotos again on Twitter. What is #FriFotos all about? Each Friday a popular themed photo sharing hashtag called #FriFotos takes over the Twitterverse. It’s really fun to participate in and you don’t need to be a blogger to take part. This week’s theme is gardens, so just tweet your best garden photos and be …

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Four Tips to Maximize Your Time in Paris

Audrey Hepburn famously said “Paris is always a good idea.” We couldn’t agree more! Like most of our readers who travel when you can get away from work, we’ve also visited Paris on short breaks. Of course, as a first time visitor you want to see it all but that quickly becomes a pretty ambitious …

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The Traveler’s Guide to Short Breaks

Not everyone can travel full time. It may seem like it and some months it certainly feels like it, but we don’t travel full time. We both hold full time jobs; Tim has 30 vacation days per year plus government holidays and I have 5 weeks plus 11 company holidays. We’d love to be able …

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Lorraine American WWII Cemetery and Memorial

I spent some time in southwestern Germany over the last two months. The autumn weather was great with the cool crisp air and the leaves changing color, making it a great time to visit. One day was exceptionally beautiful so I took a drive south into France to visit the Lorraine American WWII Cemetery and …

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2012 Paris Motor Show

I’m not going to lie, I’m a car guy. There are a couple of websites I visit daily just to see what’s new in the car world. As I was trying to figure out what to do during my weekend break while in Germany, I saw a post on the Paris Motor Show. A quick …

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Checking Off My Bucket List: 21 Countries in 2012

In 2011, I found myself in 18 different countries over the course of the year and Tim was trailing just a few behind me. So I set a goal on my bucket list in Finland, my 18th and final country I visited in 2011, to top that by visiting more than 18 countries in 2012. …

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Stepping Back in Time in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a charming little Provençal town. The 14th century walls still protectively circle the ancient city center and stepping through the old portes is like stepping back in time. Centuries old plane trees tower above the narrow boulevards – the very same plane trees Van Gogh painted during his time in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Medieval townhouses …

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No Dogs Allowed in the City of Popes

Avignon is just a short drive away from our base in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence so we decided to go check out the ancient, fortified city. As soon as we arrived and started our stroll from the parking garage down the Rue de la Republique, the city’s main central boulevard, we came to a park with a No …

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