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

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…

Video Travel Tip: Olympic Planning
Videos / British Isles / France & Belgium / Olympics / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Olympic Planning

The Summer Olympics 2012 in London are just around the corner, and it’s already time to start planning if you want to go to the prestigious games. It’s not always… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Paris Museums
Videos / Europe / France & Belgium / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Paris Museums

Although many Americans automatically think of the Louvre when preparing for a visit to Paris, there are so many other museums and galleries with amazing culture and imagery to last… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Rollerblading Through Paris
Videos / France & Belgium / Professional Sports / Video Travel Tips

Video Travel Tip: Rollerblading Through Paris

For visitors to Paris, a stop by the Eiffel Tower is a mandatory excursion. But what many visitors don’t know is that there is more than one way to experience… Read More…

Radio Guest List–Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome–October 29, 2011
Radio Show / Europe / France & Belgium

Radio Guest List–Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome–October 29, 2011

Just in time for Halloween, Cruise Critic‘s Carolyn Spencer Brown shares something really spooky. Forget ghost stories. For a real fright, imagine the scariest things that have happen to cruises… Read More…

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS
Travel News / Budget Travel / Business Travel / Student Travel / Europe / France & Belgium / Travel Gadgets

International Travel Gadget Reviews: Phones, Wi-Fi, GPS

Mixing a vacation with field-testing technology can be a risky proposition, but our gadget guy Phil Baker braves the dead-zones to offer his pick for the new phones, GPS and… Read More…

Accessible France: Travel Tips For Wheelchair Users
Travel Tools / Destinations / Accessible Travel / Europe / France & Belgium

Accessible France: Travel Tips For Wheelchair Users

Though France presents certain challenges with accessible travel, correspondent Emma Verrill argues that the “je ne sais quoi” of French life outweighs any potential frustration. Her tips aim to make… Read More…

Five For Families: Family Travel Ideas In Paris Plus Kid-Friendly Hotels
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Family/Kids Travel / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel

Five For Families: Family Travel Ideas In Paris Plus Kid-Friendly Hotels

While past trips filled with romance and fine dining may be a distant memory, Paris can take on a new role in your life as a city to visit with… Read More…

Bodies, Debris Found From Air France Flight 477
Travel News / France & Belgium / Plane Crashes

Bodies, Debris Found From Air France Flight 477

Nearly two years after an Air France plane mysteriously fell out of the sky, killing 228 people, debris from the wreckage has been found with bodies still aboard, French officials… Read More…

Romantic Paris Vacations …With The Whole Family
Travel News / Destinations / Family/Kids Travel / Romantic Travel / France & Belgium

Romantic Paris Vacations …With The Whole Family

Paris is famously the most romantic city in the world, but what happens when you throw a toddler into the mix? Margot Black attempts to get the best of both… Read More…

Formal Investigation Of Air France On Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Now Underway
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / France & Belgium / Plane Crashes

Formal Investigation Of Air France On Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Now Underway

Almost two years after the deadly plane crash that killed 228 people over the Atlantic Ocean, Air France has been placed under formal investigation by a French judge on Friday…. Read More…

Cheap Flights Europe: Open Skies Airlines And Vueling, Plus Orly And Barcelona Airport Transportation
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Europe / France & Belgium / Shopping / Spain & Portugal

Cheap Flights Europe: Open Skies Airlines And Vueling, Plus Orly And Barcelona Airport Transportation

Dear Peter, Off season is when I normally do my serious travel, so I have been through a number of airports and cities in the last week as I work… Read More…

Paris Luxury Hotels: Chic Accommodations For Shoppers
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Europe / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Paris Luxury Hotels: Chic Accommodations For Shoppers

Dear Peter, After having my own apartment in Paris for 10 years, I have become a hotel junkie—constantly checking out new hotels in search of the perfect stay. Of all… Read More…

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Trains / France & Belgium

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains

Striking French Workers Disrupt Flights & Trains Travelers to France have more to worry about than terror alerts as a series of nationwide strikes in protest of pension reform disrupted… Read More…

Exploring Cheese-Making In Comte, France
Travel News / Culinary Travel / France & Belgium

Exploring Cheese-Making In Comte, France

Exploring Cheese-Making In Comte, France It seems that if a region is lucky enough to have a signature product, it comes with a built-in tourist base.   As proof, regular… Read More…

Brussels Day Trip: Chocolate Tasting & Bargain Shopping
Travel News / Culinary Travel / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel / Shopping

Brussels Day Trip: Chocolate Tasting & Bargain Shopping

Brussels Day Trip: Chocolate Tasting & Bargain Shopping Dear Peter,  Call me crazy, but I decided to take a day trip from Paris to Brussels.  Every devoted chocoholic knows Belgian… Read More…

Paris Bargain Shopping: Flagships, Flea Markets & Outlet Malls
Travel News / Budget Travel / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel

Paris Bargain Shopping: Flagships, Flea Markets & Outlet Malls

Paris Bargain Shopping: Flagships, Flea Markets & Outlet Malls Dear Peter, This quickie trip to Paris has flown by (when in Paris, time is always short,n’est-ce pas?), especially since one… Read More…

Lyon Shopping & Luxury Hotels: Postcard from Suzy Gershman
Europe / France & Belgium / Luxury Travel

Lyon Shopping & Luxury Hotels: Postcard from Suzy Gershman

Dear Peter, Although summer airfares are going up, the euro is going down and I’m yearning to return to France to finish up the shopping and the shipping I didn’t… Read More…

St. Remy Market, Provence, France – Video Postcard from Suzy Gershman
Culinary Travel / Culture / Europe / France & Belgium / Shopping / Stories & Personal Journals

St. Remy Market, Provence, France – Video Postcard from Suzy Gershman

Can’t get enough of shopper extraordinaire Suzy Gershman? Neither can we … Sharing the spotlight with the region’s produce, Suzy sends this video postcard from the Provence region of France…. Read More…