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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…

The Most Common Etiquette Mistakes Americans Make In France
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Europe / France & Belgium / Travel News

The Most Common Etiquette Mistakes Americans Make In France

Last week’s contest opened a can of worms in terms of airplane etiquette. Turns out the bad behavior doesn’t stop when the plane touches down. And mistakes become even more… Read More…

Ask Peter: Hotel Bed Bugs, Cuba Travel & More
Ask Peter / France & Belgium / Health & Fitness / Hotels & Accommodations / Restaurants / Travel News

Ask Peter: Hotel Bed Bugs, Cuba Travel & More

This week, Peter is using his “Ask Peter” column to debunk some common travel myths. He’s answering your questions and showing: you can travel directly to Cuba as an American;… Read More…

Ask Peter: Fantasy Camp Prep, Monte Carlo Day Trips & More
Adventure Travel & Sports / Airlines & Airports / British Isles / Cruise Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / Travel Tools

Ask Peter: Fantasy Camp Prep, Monte Carlo Day Trips & More

Is your spring break not living up to your expectations? Are your summer travel plans just as confusing? Ask Peter! The Travel Detective is here to solve your problems. Peter… Read More…

What’s New in Paris in 2012: A Girls’ Guide to the City
Culinary Travel / Culture / Destinations / Europe / France & Belgium / Romantic Travel / Travel News

What’s New in Paris in 2012: A Girls’ Guide to the City

Paris remains an eternally popular destination and for good reason. To find out what’s new in the city of light, Peter sat down with GirlsGuideToParis  founder Doni Belau. Peter Greenberg:  I… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Restore French Castles
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Eco Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Restore French Castles

Each Thursday we highlight an new experience from our extensive listings of volunteer travel (a.k.a voluntourism) opportunities. Check back each week for a new voluntourism spotlight and tune into Peter Greenberg… Read More…