With a now-ironic name reflecting its original origins, "The Swamp" isn't a terribly appealing moniker - however, Le Marais has grown to become one of Paris' most appealing neighborhoods and you'll definitely want to spend at least half a day exploring its medieval streets on your next trip to the City of Lights.
The newest, and nicest, addition to Hilton's Curio Collection in Paris is a stone's throw from the Seine, the Champs Elysees, and some of the most prestigious shopping in the city. Wondering how the major renovation turned out?
Should you make it your home base in the City of Lights?
Overflowing with enticing options at every turn, La Rive Gauche, including the historic students' stomping grounds, is now a salubrious mix of great tourist attractions, lovely shopping, and nice restaurants. Wondering how to spend your time and where to eat when you're visiting the Eiffel Tower, Place des Invalides, and the Musee Rodin? Check out my suggestions!
One of the most-visited sites in Rome, the Roman Forum is an architectural marvel. Wondering which bits you won't want to miss? Check out these easy tips and learn a bit about the history before you visit!
Looking to visit ancient Roman sites without all the tourist crowds? Stop by the Baths of Diocletian - and explore where Romans got their gossip 2,000 years ago!
Nestled in the often-disputed Alsace Lorraine, the unparalleled city of Strasbourg is the perfect blend of French glamour and German style. Home to the European Parliament, it's a bustling city that hasn't lost its quaint charm.
Feeling intimidated by French fashion? If you're wondering what to pack for Paris, check out my easy tips on the staples you do not want to forget.
Florence - the birthplace of the Renaissance and the capital of stunning Tuscany, could keep anyone occupied for years. But, if you only have two nights, what all can you fit in?
Paris's most famous street is on every first-time tourist's "to-see" list. But, at least for me, I felt a bit intimidated by it - would it be mobbed by my fellow tourists? Would the lines be so long that I couldn't get into the shops? What exactly should I expect?
Rome's preserved, ancient architecture is visible throughout The Eternal City - around every corner there's a pillar, a fresco, or...a Pantheon. In search of a Roman city frozen in time and outside of the city center, the treasures of Pompeii, south of Naples, are where most people head. Ostia Antica, the former Roman port city, is to Pompeii what Fontainebleau is to Versailles - all of the history, a small, small fraction of the crowds.
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