After all the cute Provençal towns, I'm glad I finished in the city of Marseille. Like other gritty and vibrant "second cities" (e.g., Antwerp, Hamburg, and Bilbao), it lets the traveler connect with an urban scene that seems to be particularly alive.
Waters in all shades of blue, from light sky blue to turquoise, and gorgeous beaches drenched in white, golden or black sand pass in front of the user's eyes at TripInView.com, a site that offers a new way of choosing one's vacation.
On the food subject, when ordering in a restaurant, be aware that the first course is called entrée; the main dish is le plat principal, and the dessert is le déssert; so when in America, you see the word entrée as the main dish, it's just simply wrong.
That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.
All over Europe, food tours are trendy. I take many of them in hopes of finding ones to recommend in our guidebooks, and also to learn fun new angles on the local food scene. Some tours are too slow and expensive. Others are fast-paced and reasonably priced.
Throughout the ancient world, aqueducts were like flags of stone that heralded the greatness of Rome. A visit to the Pont du Gard (the most famous and impressive surviving Roman aqueduct, near Avignon) shows how these structures still proclaim the wonders of that age.
Visiting Arles, travelers tune into the story of Vincent van Gogh. And the city makes it easy.
On a recent trip to Italy for a Sunsilk Co-Creation, I decided to take the train down to the South of France to visit my aunt. ...
As a student of history, I've long been fascinated by the fanaticism of the French Revolution (1789), which challenged every aspect of French society ...
Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?
I had received luggage tags to wrap on to my suitcases for the river cruise in France. Of an organized nature, I'd worked up a long list of what to p...
Arles, in the South of France, is not as rich as Avignon or as trendy as Aix-en-Provence. But it feels gritty and real, with a patina of life that I find very seductive.
The folks who hang their hats around the little Belgian village of Waterloo are shortly going to have a lot of company. That's because an expected 139,000 spectators will be headed their way for the upcoming bicentennial reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo
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.
A great thing about traveling in France (I think even more than in other countries) is how the characteristic, family-run little hotels survive. Fo...
Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.