Category Archives France

Battlefields Worth Visting

Our history, culture and freedoms wouldn’t be what they are today without some of the violence our ancestors endured. Traveling to some of the sites of conflict can not only remind you of how we got to where we are now, but it can also evoke feelings of remembrance, patriotism, empathy, respect, and self-discovery. If this is something that interests…

Tulip Garden

To many, a plot of land is more than an area of dirt and grass—it’s a blank canvas that holds endless opportunities for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes. But in addition to being something aesthetically pleasing, gardens also can be important extensions of a country’s culture; styles, designs, and elements used are often unique to each, and there’s a lot…

Provencal Scallops with Dijon Lentil, Kale and Tomato Salad

French food gets a bad reputation for its heavy, rich, and decadent meals. But aside from all the butter, cheese, and chocolate, traditional French food often utilizes seasonal produce, local seafood, and simple, pared down preparations that allow these quality ingredients to shine. This simply prepared meal lacks in neither flavor nor nutritional benefits, and comes together start to finish…

If princesses and princes, castles and magical lands, and tulle up to your elbows sounds like a dream come true, you’re going to love these charming travel destinations—or at least your children will. Sure you can go to Disney to get your fairytale fix, but why not visit the real-life destinations that inspired the castles and settings of the stories…

Europe is awesome. The history, the style, the food, the globalness… anytime we travel to Europe it’s an eye-opening experience. However, American business travel to Europe had pretty much dried up since the recession hit five years ago. That dry spell appears to be over. Skift’s Greg Oates reports that American business travel to Europe is surging and is almost…

This is the first in a series of posts we’re going to do on some of the most popular destinations in the world. Consider this series a travel guide for those of you who want to get an authentic experience, but who also want to do so in a healthy way. First stop: Paris. We’re assuming you’re starting your day…

We’ve written recently about the rambunctiousness in Istanbul and the potential impact on tourism. Now, it looks like protest-fever has spread to Brazil. Last night, more than 1 million people protested in the streets all across the country, raising questions about whether or not you want to be traveling there right now. The protests were generally peaceful, although there was…

Saudi Arabia warned France that it is the target of an imminent Al-Qaida attack, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said on October 17th. Saudi intelligence reportedly informed the French government that "France in particular" is threatened by the movement. The warning came as France remained on high alert, with military units patrolling key tourist and transportation sites in Paris and…

Good eating is part of staying healthy, especially while traveling.  The New York Times recently wrote about the farmers’ markets in Prague, and it is helpful to understand the differences, quality and variety of those all around the world. Today, our friend Joel Wachs writes about his experience in Paris: “The outdoor markets of Paris are world famous. With their…

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