3 Paris day trips for remembering America’s role in World War I

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World War I engulfed Europe from 1914 to 1918, and a century later commemorative activities are now underway across the continent. Americans joined the war in 1917, and for those who wish to walk in the footsteps of the “doughboys”—as American troops were then called—there are plenty of things to see. The American Battle Monuments […]

Discovering Provence at Christmas (it’s not over yet!)

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You’ve probably seen photos of endless lavender fields, tanned vacationers strolling Mediterranean beaches and promenades, and couples sipping Provençal rosé wines on countryside villa terraces. That’s the Provence, France, of spring and summer most well-known to travelers. Those are all beautiful sights to see and activities to enjoy in this part of southern France, but […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Endorse Your Bus and Train Tickets in Europe

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Endorse Your Bus and Train Tickets in Europe Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by reader Orit R. from Israel, who says: “Being an international traveller I take for granted these kind of things, but: I just had friends come back from the […]

Formentera: Ibiza’s sleepy little sister

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This post is the second in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the first post here. Honestly, I’d never thought about going to Ibiza. It was never on my list of places to go. The whole club scene, for an older girl, didn’t seem appealing. I wasn’t going to fly […]

Europe’s Passenger Bill of Rights: Do you know YOUR rights?

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In recent years—thanks partly to the widespread adoption of pocket technologies, social media networks and a shrinking global community—passengers have gained stronger voices and sharper swords with which to defend themselves in cases of travel injustice. In Europe, Regulation 261/2004 (colloquially known as the Passenger Bill of Rights) took effect on February 18, 2005. It […]

Ibiza, Spain: Playground for Adults

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This post is the first in Melissa Curtin’s recount of her Ibiza and Formentera adventure. Check out the second post here. Ibiza was never on my list of places to go. A party island never sounded that appealing to me, but when a friend of mine called to invite me to join him and his Canadian […]

10 Greece Moments to Live For

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This is part 1 in Caitlin Martin’s recap of her 7-day Aegean adventure with Louis Cruises. Check out part 2 here and part 3 here. From ancient history to beaches with brightly colored tavernas at water’s edge and whitewashed houses, it’s easy to see why Greece tops bucket lists ‘round the world. A cuisine with more feta cheese, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom on the Train

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Use the Bathroom on the Train If you’re traveling to Europe this summer and taking the train, be sure to use the bathroom before getting off. Why? Because most train stations charge one Euro ($1.36) just to use theirs. That’s a Euro that can be better spent on gelato!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in […]