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Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France
France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France

If you’re planning a trip to France, consider going beyond the big tourist destinations and exploring local communities. The non-profit organization Volunteers for Peace has multiple opportunities for volunteers, which… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Archaeological Digs in Lyon
Europe / France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Archaeological Digs in Lyon

 This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight focuses on archaeological digs and restoration programs in the city of Lyon, France. Check out the program below and remember to tune in to Peter Greenberg… Read More…

Catacombs & Ghosts: The Dark Side of Paris
France & Belgium

Catacombs & Ghosts: The Dark Side of Paris

You can make the claim that supernatural activity is everywhere, but what makes a place truly haunted? It’s about the belief, the mystery, and the culture around the myth. But… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Cultural Immersion in Paris
France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Cultural Immersion in Paris

Language barriers can make any traveler feel out of place in a foreign country. Volunteering is one way to get the most out of learning the language of any country…. Read More…

A Global Editor’s Top Paris Restaurants
Culinary Travel / France & Belgium / Restaurants

A Global Editor’s Top Paris Restaurants

Paris is a city known for its history, artistic icons and, of course, its food. But finding the perfect Parisian restaurant can be a challenge. With so much to do in… Read More…

What to Do On Your Second (Or Third!) Trip to Paris
Culture / France & Belgium / Museums

What to Do On Your Second (Or Third!) Trip to Paris

Some of the world’s best cities are worth a second or third visit. If you’re headed over to Europe this summer, contributor Lilit Marcus shows how to escape the rookie… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Work with Refugees in Brussels
Europe / France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Work with Refugees in Brussels

As the headquarters for the European Union, Brussels is often the center of political and historic policies and events. Fittingly, Belgium ranks third in the world as most welcoming nation… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: La Giraudiere, Brossac, France
France & Belgium / Travel News / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: La Giraudiere, Brossac, France

Some of the best voluntourism projects come from working with your passions and interest. For those who dream of France and the rustic charm of country living, there is a… Read More…

8 Family-Friendly Adventures in Southwest France
Culinary Travel / Culture / Europe / Family/Kids Travel / France & Belgium / Travel News

8 Family-Friendly Adventures in Southwest France

We all know Europe becomes more reasonable in the fall and winter and the same is true for family travel. Family travel writer Elizabeth Thorp takes the whole brood to… Read More…

Fall in France: Three Coasts, Three Cultures, Three Cuisines
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Europe / France & Belgium / Restaurants / Travel News

Fall in France: Three Coasts, Three Cultures, Three Cuisines

It’s no secret that European travel gets better in the fall. Not only are hotels and airfares more affordable, but the crowds have died down and you can even score… Read More…

Foodie Round-Up: The Complete Guide to Macarons in Paris
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Europe / France & Belgium / Restaurants / Signature Dishes

Foodie Round-Up: The Complete Guide to Macarons in Paris

A few weeks ago, Peter posted his Paris routine, including macarons at Ladurée. Courtney Crockett was reading closely and decided to take on the challenge of finding  other macaron havens… Read More…