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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
Fantastic Fall Festivals

Fantastic Fall Festivals

For me, Fall is the best time of year to travel. The weather is fresh and brisk, the earth is bursting with abundant harvests, and airfares take a dip between the high summer season and outrageous holiday fares. There’s no better time to venture forth and find a fall festival to enjoy. Here’s a sampling […]

August 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
It's the Guy's Turn for a Father and Son Getaway

It's the Guy's Turn for a Father and Son Getaway

Move over gals, it time for the guys to get away for a few days of male family bonding. Mother/Daughter “girls getaways” have become all the rage – so it’s only fair that we propose a memorable Father/Son summer escape. The good folks at AAA Southern New England suggest a sports-minded mini-vacation that will guarantee […]

June 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

Live Your Baseball Road Trip Dream!

The boys of summer are back and it’s time to head out to the ball park to make life long memories of battles well fought and won (or lost). I can almost hear the the cheers and jeers raining down from bleacher seats and sky boxes alike. Beach balls bouncing off outstretched hands, ice cream […]

April 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Spring in Savannah is Simply Devine!

Spring in Savannah is Simply Devine!

If you haven’t visited Savannah in the springtime, WHAT are your waiting for?? While this sultry city welcomes sightseers all year round, the months of March, April and May are especially enchanting. Take a fragrant walk through winding brick pathways and magnificent parks to bring back glimpses of southern living in all its glory. With […]

March 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
OMG, I ended up in jail on my birthday!

OMG, I ended up in jail on my birthday!

Growing up just outside of Boston, my Mother would caution my older brothers, “You’d better behave yourself or you’ll end up in the Charles Street Jail”. This brought to mind the worst horrors of being incarcerated in a dungeonous jail cell in a dilapidated penal facility – think Alcatraz style cat walks over crumbling cell […]

November 3, 2007 | By | Reply More
Escape to Martha's Vineyard for a day!

Escape to Martha's Vineyard for a day!

A fabulous trip report by Sally H. from Boston When my children were young and I needed to get out of the house for a summer’s day adventure, I would head for Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Surprised? It’s not as far as it seems from the Greater Boston area.

July 30, 2007 | By | Reply More