A Picturesque Christmas in Paris

Perched atop the Eiffel Tower while the wind is howling, smacking your face with a cold winter chill may not sound like the most pleasant of circumstances, but when it’s Christmas Eve, the magic of Paris supersedes.  Visiting the City of Lights at Christmas feels so right. We arrived around lunch time with anticipation in…

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Budget Travel in France

Have you ever dreamed of walking the streets of Paris? Or tasted the fruits of the wine country around Bordeaux? But didn’t believe you could go there because it is over your budget? Worry no further, France can be traveled on a budget if you know how to do it. France is one of the…

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Christmastime in Brussels

If there is one thing certain about the people in Brussels, they know how to keep Christmas well. And that is exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a holiday getaway, a true European Christmas. From the moment we stepped off our train, the twinkling of lights and faint echo of jingle…

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Why Consider Booking At A Hotel

My wife and I are strong advocates for obtaining lodging through companies like AirBnb for both the low cost and the cultural experience. Yet sometimes a vacation might be better benefited by booking through something a little more traditional like a hotel. In this article, I’ll go over the arguments that can be made for…

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