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An Authentic European Experience With Kids? C'est Possible

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

I'm not suggesting you avoid Versailles or the Louvre. But go during the off season, when the crowds thin, and bring a knowledgeable guide. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Really. Just go.

You Don't Know It, But You Should

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel

Colmar, France is our Travel Tuesday dream destination. Why, you ask? Well firstly, it looks like it was plucked from a storybook. Colmar is a...

The Route du Vin in Alsace

Rick Steves | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Route du Vin is the Wine Road of Alsace. This region, between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains, has historically been fought over between ...

What's New In France In 2013

Rick Steves | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Gondolas will continue operating on the Mont Blanc lift up from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi and over to Helbronner -- but only in summer and, even then, only in good weather.

In Alsace, Land of My Ancestors, People Still Live Off the Land to Surprising Degree

David J. Olson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home
David J. Olson

Alsace is famous for its blend of France and Germany. The Alsatians consider themselves French but only up to a certain point. In the area of food, they pick what they like but do not accept everything French.

Les Grands Hamsters d'Alsace

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Banding together with French nature conservationists, les grands hamsters retained lawyers and sued. They won big: eighteen million Euros. Protected environments were established, hamster châteaux if you will, where they have begun to repopulate the Alsatian countryside.

French President Sarkozy's Most Atrocious Gaffes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy once again finds himself the subject of many international punchlines, after mistakenly identifying himself as being ...

Sarkozy's Gaffe Draws Jeers In Alsace

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy drew boos from a crowd of farmers after he mistakenly identified himself as being "in Germany" while addressing a gro...

The Queen of Confitures

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Christine Ferber's widely-used moniker, the queen of jams, hardly describes her influence on contemporary gastronomy, especially on the Chicago culinary scene.