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50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Adventures Through Europe And Black "Herstory" Perspectives, Part I--Monaco and France!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

In my last installment of my naturalista travel adventures, I mentioned that I would write about Europe and then as my fingers hit the keys, I recogni...

18 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Eiffel Tower

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel

More than 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. It's popular and it's crowded, but it doesn't have to be a total time suck. Here's how...

Eiffel Tower Stuns In Green In Honor Of Climate Talks

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts

The Eiffel Tower is going green to commemorate the climate talks that began this week in Paris. The color comes from images of trees projected onto th...

An Expat's Obsession with Paris

WHERE | Posted 11.20.2015 | Travel

When she was a young girl, Paris stole the heart of writer Sandra Iskander, and a decade ago, she came to the city but never left. Here she tells us w...

'An Artist Has No Home in Europe Except in Paris' -Friedrich Nietzsche

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last few days, Paris has been in the news and on our minds for all the wrong reasons... tragic reasons. And still, there is no doubt that with its indomitable spirit and enduring troves of art and culture, the city -- and France itself -- will overcome.

Eiffel Tower Reopens To Visitors And Will Be Lit Up In Blue, White And Red

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

 The 116-year-old international symbol of Paris lit up in the colors of the French flag on Monday evening. Monuments around the world have done ...

False Alert Prompts Evacuation Near Eiffel Tower

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The police cordon briefly put around the Pullman Hotel in Paris' 15th district was a false alert, an interior ministry spok...

Daredevil Climbs Eiffel Tower, Records A Stomach-Churning Video

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel

File this under: Things not to try on your next family vacation.  James Kingston, a Youtuber and adventurer who has previously climbed the Dnopro...

The First Aerodrome in Paris -- Where Hot-Air Balloons Came to Land -- Is Now a Hotel

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.04.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When Paris had an airfield where such flying apparatus were in fashion and in frequent use, the landing field where the montgolfières used to touch down was this vast expanse of grass inside the city perimeter, where the 16th arrondissement is now located.

Landmark Replicas That Are as Good as the Real Deal

CheapTickets | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then some landmarks should be downright charmed. If you don't have the time or money to see the real thing, then opt for one of these faux versions of tourists attractions that are often imitated and nearly duplicated.

15 Liberating Ways to Experience Paris: A Walking Tour for the August 25 Anniversary of its Liberation

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

The city's liberation on August 25, 1944 is widely considered the most romantic moment of the war. This short walking tour will visit the highlight moments of the liberation. You might stop along the route for some deliciously reviving French chocolate.

10 Basic Rules For Choosing An Online Dating Profile Picture

Joe Seldner | Posted 08.22.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Yes, there is more to dating and mating and enjoying a relationship than physical attraction, so no need to point that out. And yes, these bits of advice apply to both women and men. And yes, who am I to be giving advice about what people look like. OK... But we all respond initially to appearance, so a few basics are worth keeping in mind.

Thousands Of Kids In Need Get Special Summer Trip To Paris

AP | Sally Lauckner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News

PARIS (AP) — Paris takes in billions of euros each year from tourists, but the international vacation destination welcomed thousands of special ...

The Day Little Jimmy Scott Sang Just for Me

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I was a little girl, with a big vibrato, recording my first single in Newark, New Jersey. Okay, I confess: it was a demo. But still, there I was at Savoy Records, a label whose catalogue of R&B, jazz, and gospel artists included Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, The Clara Ward Singers and John Lee Hooker.

13 Unique Things You Should Collect When Traveling (PHOTOS)

Trippy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes ruining your day, if not your stay.

Paris: The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Joan Z. Shore

So you want to visit Paris? You were here 40 years ago as an exchange student. Or you were here 30 years ago on your honeymoon. Or 15 years ago on your second honeymoon.

Eiffel Tower Closed After Workers Walkout Over Anger About Pickpockets

AP | OLEG CETINIC | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris...

George Clooney's Tomorrowland Exists in Spain

Dave Parfitt | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Dave Parfitt

Before you think all of Tomorrowland is fictional, that futuristic city you may have seen in the posters and movie trailers -- that exists, at least partly. Continue reading for more about the real-life city of Tomorrowland in Valencia, Spain.

There Is A Secret Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Unlike the scientific marvel of steel and hard lines it's housed in, the pied à terre is cozy and romantic -- think paisley wallpaper, wood furniture and oil paintings. All in all, not a shabby place to view Paris from the best vantage point in town.

5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

Michele Corvi | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Michele Corvi

First, let me say, I loved everything there was to love about this romantic city. The people, the energy, the architecture, the fashion, the coffee and croissants, the feel of the air, the sounds in the streets.

These Parisian Apartments Have Views So Stunning, You'll Want To Move ASAP

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Paris may not be the most economically friendly place to live abroad, but there's zero harm in dreaming. The city is a charming collection of secr...

The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green

Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower to offset some of the structure's energy use, renewable energy company UGE and ...

Multiple Drones Buzz Past The Eiffel Tower, Puzzling Police

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — At least five drones flew over the Eiffel Tower, the U.S. Embassy and other Paris landmarks overnight, authorities said Tuesday. It was...

These Days, Is 'Love' Meaningless?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Alexandra Villarreal

As a concept, love has always fascinated me. The word itself is dull at best; one syllable, two vowels, four letters. But it's humanity's obsession, the one thing we crave more than wealth and power.