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Boston’s Best Family Hotel Announces Great Deals For Summer 2011

Boston’s Best Family Hotel Announces Great Deals For Summer 2011

One of Boston’s most family friendly hotels sits just a bit upriver along the banks of the Charles River, offering dramatic views of Boston’s skyline and lots of ammenities to delight visitors of all ages . I can’t think of a better location to introduce your family to the history and culture of Boston than at the AAA 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Hotel.

June 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Paris By Pastry – Exquisite Madeleines

Paris By Pastry – Exquisite Madeleines

There are so many iconic French foodie experiences, it’s hard to know where to begin.  Surprisingly it’s often the simplest ingredients executed to perfection that produce the tastes we crave long after returning from a trip to France.  While many famous French confections ooze with butter and sugar, the simple Madeleine is two bites of […]

May 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

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Favorite Cheap High-Quality Hotels in Top European Cities

Favorite Cheap High-Quality Hotels in Top European Cities

We’ve selected our favorite inexpensive accommodations in three of our favorite European destinations, London, Paris and Budapest to help you stretch your vacation budget. When you think about the term ‘cheap accommodation’, what comes to mind? Visions of dingy shared hostel dorms with iron bunk beds and thirty people to each bathroom? Subsistence meals from […]

January 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
6 of London’s Best Hidden Attractions

6 of London’s Best Hidden Attractions

The dilemma for visitors to London is that by the time they’ve enjoyed the ‘must see’ attractions, they’re left with little time to experience the hidden gems that the city has to offer. Beyond the historical buildings, markets and West End theatre, there is a vast number of lesser known sites of interest that can […]

October 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
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