Spectacular views of Paris from the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe

Paris Panorama from the Arc de Triomphe Paris is a feeding ground for hungry snap-happy tourists. The streets are loaded with remarkable architecture, formidable cathedrals and historical landmarks. Without question, the city’s star attraction is the Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. Tourists flock from around the globe to…

Paris on a Budget: 8 Ways to Save Money in the City of Lights!

Paris has acquired the reputation of being an astronomically expensive place to visit. The City of Love comes at a price and that price is not romance. However, I’ve said it before, and no doubt I’ll say it again, Paris does not have to break the bank. If you plan things in advance and are smart about your money choices, then it’s definitely possible to visit Paris on a budget. Here are 8 ways to save money in Paris: Enjoy free museum days On …

The Blue Walk – Lesbian Tour Operator

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Travel at the speed of you. Leave the tour buses behind. With The Blue Walk discover new places, have authentic experiences, and reconnect with a simpler way of moving through life. Enjoy leisurely, small-group…

Montmartre: Your Paris Travel Guide

Hip, trendy and vibrant: these are the three words I’d use to describe Paris’ quirkiest neighbourhood. Montmartre has been the haunt of artists, writers and actors alike for decades. With its charming cobblestone roads, quaint cafés and vintage charm, you can’t go wrong by dedicating at least an afternoon to wandering around the district – just make sure…

How to travel hack a free trip to Paris

Cynics amongst you may believe that it simply isn’t possible to travel for free in the UK using travel hacking methods (airline and hotel rewards). Usually this would be a fair assumption. After all, the British government absolutely stuffs us on our airline taxes (whilst our American brethren usually get away with a poxy $5.60 The post How to travel

Tips for getting the most out of a Family Holiday to Disneyland Paris

If you’ve recently booked a holiday for the family to Disneyland Paris, you’re no doubt enjoying all the buzz and excitement from the little ones ahead of your trip! After all, it really is paradise for kids, and they are bound to have an amazing time no matter what. However, if it’s your first time at Disneyland and you’d like to go there knowing …

Easter getaways: indulge your post-Lent cravings

Call it an Easter holiday or call it spring break. But if you’ve successfully stuck to a Lent promise – whether it’s giving up chocolate, booze or an excessive use of emojis – your trip should call for getting back to your old vices. To mark the end of 40 days of sacrifice, we’ve rounded up ideal destinations for meat, caffeine and sugar-filled celebrations, plus more. And if you’re not a Lent traditionalist, go ahead and pick your poison …

Why I never stick pins in maps

As one would expect as a travel blogging person I do get asked a lot about where people should go. I’m always delighted to talk about it with just about anyone, but I have two rules: If their personal hygiene is poor, I run a mile; and if the person in front of me dismisses a place because they’ve been before, I cut off the conversation pronto. It’s a response that tells me this person is probably not a true traveller…

5 times fashion took a cue from travel

Sunglasses at the ready: it’s Fashion Week. The sartorial festivities kicked off in New York yesterday, then it’s on to London, Milan and Paris. And while we wouldn’t dare take credit for, say, Yeezy’s collection of post-apocalyptic sportswear, we can’t help but notice that the fashion set often gets its inspiration from the jet set. Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite examples of travel-themed runway shows. Image via Instagram @lilyrose_depp 1. Chanel Spring 2016: The French fashion house creates the…

If You Stop Travelling, The Terrorists Win.

After yet another appalling terrorist attack in Paris, travellers are once again asking is it safe to travel. Allow me to tell you why I will never allow terrorists to stop me from travelling the world. Paris, Egypt, Sinai, Turkey, all of these have hit the headlines lately as increasingly violent and cowardly attacks have targeted innocent civilians and popular tourist destinations. As a result the justifiable horror and outrage is generally followed my mass …

Hôtel Thoumieux, Paris: Hotel of the week

We agree with Sabrina:Paris is always a good idea; especially if checking in to Left Bank stay Hôtel Thoumieux. We’re eager to try its recently re-styled restaurant, and India Mahdavi-made-over boudoirs send us into reveries of waking up to warm croissants, hitting full-on flâneur mode, then popping a cork on a bottle of the bar’s Loire Valley’s…

VIDEO: Éclair Taste Test in Paris

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/OL9UzeUTpVY Out of the many tempting treats we’ve spotted while visiting French Bakeries (Patisseries) is this long oblong shaped donut covered in icing and filled with cream inside. If you haven’t guessed it already we’re talking about Éclairs. The classic one is chocolate; however, they come in …

VIDEO: Macaron Taste Test

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/ZA3DPryPWqg When I think of French desserts one of the first things that comes to mind is macaron. These tiny delectable French delicacies come in an assortment of sizes and flavors. We ended up picking up a package from a small French bakery on our way to a lakeside picnic. The package consisted of 16 macarons (4 each of pistachio, strawberry, almond and coffee) coming in at a rather…

VIDEO: Visiting Château de Versailles Palace

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/XMj19JRW0fM Having spent several days exploring Paris we jumped at the opportunity to pay a visit to Versailles. Joining a bicycle tour with Fat Tire Paris our first stop was to pick-up supplies for our picnic at the local market. We grabbed cheese, salami baguettes, wine, pastries and even a salad to name just a few. After-all, a visit to royal grounds requires a royal feast Hopping back on our bicycles…