Travel Video of the Week: Paris Timelapse

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Almost everyone I know loves Paris, but not everyone can afford to go there. For those who can’t, or just want a quick virtual vacation, there’s this timelapse video from English photographer Paul Richardson, who spent three weeks this past June creating the masterpiece he calls J’adore Paris.

Travel Contests: Week of June 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to the Tour de France from Belkin Win a transatlantic cruise to Hamburg, Germany from Cunard Win a weeklong cruise for two from Holland America cruise (on Facebook) Win a 12-day trip for two […]

A Massage I Will Never Forget — Club Med Opio in France

Club Med Opio spa receptionists

In 2007 I was invited to Club Med Opio, which is 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Nice airport, high in the hills above Cannes, in a truly delightful corner of Provence. I quickly learned one of the most popular places is the spa, complete with a mosaic-tiled Hammam steam bath and sauna. Like most spas, this one offers a […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 3 (Sanary-sur-Mer, France)

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Day three of Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise brought us to Sanary-sur-Mer in France. This was my favorite port of the trip since we arrived on a beautiful sunny Wednesday and that’s when they have their massive outdoor market that has everything you can possibly imagine from local fresh produce to mattresses! Get up early […]

Windstar’s Star Pride Mediterranean Cruise: Day 2 (Sete, France)

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Our first port on Windstar’s Star Pride was Sete, France. This sleepy little French seaside port was known as Cette until 1928. The highlight for me besides getting one of the best ham and cheese sandwiches was finding a pharmacist who not only spoke English but filled my dad’s prescriptions with enough medication to last […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 14, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win one of ten dream vacations from AARP (one each week) Win a trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro plus a five-day safari from Grape-Nuts Win airfare plus $20,000 to spend in to Paris from Epitymas Win a $25,000 trip […]

Does the ‘Love Lock’ Trend Need to End?

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When my wife (@NatalieDiScala) and I visited Paris in April 2013, the first thing she said she wanted to do was to go over to the Pont des Arts, located near the Louvre. I knew she had something up her sleeve because who wants to visit a bridge unless you’re in Sydney or San Francisco? […]

Travel Video of the Week: CBS’ Paris Time-Lapse

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CBS News has done a series of stunning time-lapse videos recently, and their fourth installment puts the breathtaking beauty of Paris on full display. The video was made by photographer/videographer Mayeul Akpovi, and it’s amazing!