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Top destinations for spring snowsports in France

Looking to get away for one last snow holiday in 2017? The French Alps have plenty of options for those wanting to enjoy the best that the spring snow season has to offer. Below, we’ll go over some of our favorite spring snowsports destinations in France. 1) Val d’Isere Craving a challenge before hanging up your skis/board for the year? There is no better resort to tackle in the French Alps than Val d’Isere. Home to the Olympic Downhill during the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, you’ll have the opportunity to take on its impossibly tight turns and frightening steeps. The…

4 Places in The World You Probably Never Knew Existed!

In a time where you can be anywhere in the world in 24 hours or less, there aren’t many places people haven’t at least heard mentioned. Well yea, sure, there are plenty, but what about places right smack in the middle of Europe or North America? Not so much. Here are 4 places in the world that you’ll probably go, “really?” to at least one or two of them. Enjoy! 1. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Did you know there’s a little piece of France located just 25 miles off the coast of Labrador, Canada? Well, guess what, there is! And we’re not…

The Capital of the Belle Epoque – Paris

Upon arriving in Paris, I was excited for many reasons. The food, the culture, the fabulously dressed locals. Being a bit of an architecture buff though, I was most enthused of all to explore the buildings that went up in the Belle Epoque (The Beautiful Era), a period of great optimism, peace and scientific progress that lasted from the 1870’s straight up until the start of World War I. The landmark from this time that stands out the most is the Eiffel Tower. Primarily meant as an entrance to the 1890 World’s Fair that was held in Paris, its aesthetic…

Paris — the City of Light and Countless Things to Do

It’s no wonder that Paris is one of the most-visited cities in Europe—in the entire world, really! Rather than rack your brains about who’s who or what’s what, though, here’s a list of places you might find vaut-tout (worthwhile, in French). Coolest Places To Grab A Drink Le Café Tournesol & Le Lock Groove (9 rue de la Gaîté, 14e, Paris) Acclaimed as one of the best cafés on rue de la Gaïté, Le Café Tournesol is definitely a vibrant and colorful experience to say the least! Its brick interior bumps with soul, funk and electro music, while the outside…

How to do Paris on a Budget!

It’s hard to imagine visiting Paris on a budget; after all it’s the world’s capital of romance, opulence and luxury. However, it can be done. You don’t have to forgo excellent meals, sightseeing or even a comfortable hotel while on a shoestring, either. Here’s how: Accommodation Hotels in Paris don’t have to cost a fortune. Of course there are the sprawling former palaces offering luxury accommodation in this beautiful city, but there are plenty of lovely hotels for people on a budget too. You’ll find excellent value for money by staying in areas such as Montparnasse, Opera, Bastille and even…

Europe’s top 5 cycling holidays

biking in Europe

I always get frustrated by the hidden charges which magically appear when you’re booking a holiday. What started out as a good deal quickly escalates into a nightmare, due to the addition of airport taxes and surcharges – not to mention the astronomical cost of excursions and trips when you reach your destination. If you’re tired of paying for someone else to show you the sights, why not consider a cycling holiday for your next trip away? You can create the schedule and set the pace, giving you the power to see what you want and enjoy the scenery along…

Top Tourist Attractions in Paris

exterior of notre dame

Traveling around the City of Lights need not be expensive because many of the top tourist attractions in Paris are free. No entrance fees or charges; just free unadulterated fun. Exploring these free attractions has its benefits. You can extend your stay in Paris, have extra cash for souvenirs and other sights, and enjoy your trip on a higher level. 1. Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris. Probably the most iconic Gothic cathedral in the world, Notre Dame is a fantastic piece of architecture and is accented by unique gargoyles. You are free to enter and marvel at this grand, medieval structure.…

5 reasons why river cruises are better than ocean cruises

River Cruises

Take a quick look at anyone’s bucket list and you’ll probably find “go on a cruise” listed there. While most people think of cruises as an ocean trip, there are several benefits to opting for a river cruise instead. River cruises, like ocean cruises offer sight-seeing all across the globe. If you’ve never considered taking a river cruises maybe some of these reasons will persuade you. 1. Less crowded Anyone who has been on a standard ocean cruise knows how packed they can get – sometimes thousands of people can be aboard one ship. For that reason, people who prefer…

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