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Step Inside The Circle – Stonehenge Special Access Tours

Step Inside The Circle – Stonehenge Special Access Tours

It has been many decades since visitors have been allowed to approach the famous standing stones at Stonehenge, let alone enter their midst and feel the power of past civilizations.  We all make the pilgrimage west from London to experience the moment when Stonehenge emerges before us on the Salisbury Plain.   Although the A344 will […]

October 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Best Articles About Fall Foliage, Autumn Festivals, Foliage Maps & Guides

Best Articles About Fall Foliage, Autumn Festivals, Foliage Maps & Guides

It’s late September and the leaves in northern Maine are already turning dazzling shades of red and orange.  Now’s the time to plan your annual leaf peeping excursion.  Here’s a roundup of the best of our best Fall Foliage articles to help you make your plans: Best Fall Foliage Maps & Guides Fantastic Fall Festivals […]

September 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Cupcake Camps – For The Love of a Luscious Little Treat

Cupcake Camps – For The Love of a Luscious Little Treat

The cupcake craze has swept the world faster than tales of Lyndsay Lohan’s latest rehab relapse.  Who could predict when Carrie and Miranda first visited Magnolia Bakery to indulge in cupcakes and gossip, it would start a petite cake renaissance that would reverberate to distant shores and neighborhood stores.  Even the Food Network is pushing […]

August 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hotel du Louvre – An Iconic & Affordable Paris Opera Hotel

Hotel du Louvre – An Iconic & Affordable Paris Opera Hotel

When you dream of a trip to Paris, does your hotel have a iconic Haussmann facade, a bustling lobby with sweeping views down broad boulevards, comfortable rooms with plush linens and cream colored marbled baths?  If this sounds like your Parisian fantasy, look no further than the Hotel du Louvre to fulfill your heart’s desire. […]

July 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris Walks Brings Famous Sinners and Saints Alive

Paris Walks Brings Famous Sinners and Saints Alive

There are tours.. and then there are experiences that introduce you to the soul of a city so that it lives with you always. We experienced such a tour experience with Paris Walks during a walking tour of the Marais. Personally, I usually hate tours; I always feel like cattle be herded along, never quite […]

July 14, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris On Our Mind – Tried and True Paris Tips

Paris On Our Mind – Tried and True Paris Tips

Here are some Paris travel tips that will make  your journey safe, comfortable and fabulous. I’m always spouting, “When you see a super great deal – make yourself drop everything and go!”  That’s exactly what happened to us last month when Linda and I had the opportunity to fly off to Paris at a fabulous […]

July 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hotel Beauchamps – A Real Charmer in The Heart of Paris

Hotel Beauchamps – A Real Charmer in The Heart of Paris

Do you always wonder just where to stay in Paris.. left bank, right bank, Isle de la Cite? May I suggest a chic boutique Paris Elysees hotel, located just  two blocks off the Champs-Élysées, near the Arc de Triumph, and close to all transportation options? – The Hotel Beauchamps.  Next question, “Will the hotel be […]

July 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Tour The Interior Of Buckingham Palace This Summer

Special tours of the interior of Buckingham Palace take place this summer from the last week in July until the end of September.  (When the Queen and family are not at home of course.)  These seasonal tours explore 19 elaborate  state rooms where you’ll view lavish ceremonial rooms, exquisite art collections, ceremonial robes and jewels, […]

July 1, 2010 | By | Reply More
Paris Greeters Program – Meeting The Friendly French, No Kidding

Paris Greeters Program – Meeting The Friendly French, No Kidding

Paris Greeters, a volunteer organization of amiable Parisians who look forward to welcoming visitors to their city are changing the impression that Paris is a less than friendly city, one tour at a time, every day. As Linda and I make our away across the city from the broad perfumed boulevards of the Champs Elysee to the gritty, lyrical lanes of the Left Bank, we are giddy with anticipation. We are about to meet a new friend that we met a few weeks ago online thanks to the Paris Greeters organization.

June 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
Visit Versailles On Your Own – Tips You Need To Know

Visit Versailles On Your Own – Tips You Need To Know

Why sign up for a pricey group tour to visit the Palace of Versailles when you can easily venture out on your own? It’s easy to plan a visit to Versailles from the city of Paris.  Recently Linda and I decided to tackle a Versailles visit on our own, and we are happy to report […]

June 21, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our Favorite City Walking Tours

Our favorite walking cities can all be explored in a day, tracing history through varying ethnic neighborhoods, offering top notch museums, inviting parks, exciting cuisine and of course local artisan shops. Leave all the stress of public transportation and driving in busy cities behind, visit pedestrian friendly cities around the world and take off on […]

May 4, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Nibble Your Way Through Hidden Paris With A Famed Food Writer

Nibble Your Way Through Hidden Paris With A Famed Food Writer

I have to thank my foodie friend Linda M. for finding this wonderful Paris site and passing the link on to us.   The Paris Kitchen.com is a treasure of French culinary information, edited by Paris Food Writer, Wendy Lyn.  Wendy (an expat from the deep south) shares her most loved food-centric Paris sites including […]

April 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

No one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England.  The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all.  Here is a list of New England’s […]

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
World's Most Luscious Food Markets

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]

August 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
5 Fun and Surprising Outdoor Activities in Paris

5 Fun and Surprising Outdoor Activities in Paris

Beach It In Paris – yes, Paris! Each July and August since 2002, Paris creates its own beaches right along the banks of the River Seine (by the Pont Neuf, Notre-Dame and Pont au Change).  Industrious crews bring in over 3,000 tons of sand to create an urban beach right along the city’s beloved Seine […]

July 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Half Price Dining in London

Half Price Dining in London

Taking the family to London is year? – Be sure to pick up a Taste London Dining Card that gives you  50% off your dining bill at over 800 London restaurants.  The card is available from Visit London at a 20 GBP discount, making the price 49.95 GBP.  If you eat lunch and dinner out […]

July 14, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Free Sightseeing Tours in Europe's Favorite Cities

Free Sightseeing Tours in Europe's Favorite Cities

Sandeman’s New Europe offers a new concept in sightseeing – free walking tours in Europe’s major tourism cities – London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Madrid, etc.  Their philosophy is that great tours should be offered to everyone and you should pay what you can afford – voila, tip based touring.  You can bet the guides are […]

June 25, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

World’s Best Chocolate Vacations!

For everyone who loves chocolate as much as I do, it’s time to plan a vacation swirling with chocolate tours and adventures. Nothing matches the euphoric lift after munching on a creamy chocolate delight. Here are eight destinations for immersing yourself in chocolate ecstasy on your next vacation.

January 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Tour The City By Public Transportation

Tour The City By Public Transportation

Here’s a wonderful site for finding your way around major US cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, SFO, DC (and others) by public transportation whether its by bus, subway, taxi or even on foot.  HopStop.com is an easy to use resource for finding the best route within these cities.  Just enter your origin and destination and […]

January 21, 2009 | By | Reply More
Shop Till You Drop, Then Get Pampered at Boston's Newest Luxury Hotel

Shop Till You Drop, Then Get Pampered at Boston's Newest Luxury Hotel

Shoppers on your mark…. it’s getting dangerously close to holiday shopping frenzy season.  Boston’s newest luxury hotel, the Renaissance Waterfront,  has just the enticement to make a shopping weekend in Boston an event to remember.  Dubbed the ‘Shopaholic Soothe and Savings’ package, guests receive top shopping tools at check-in; a Boston Entertainment Book ($30 value) […]

October 9, 2008 | By | Reply More