Hotel de la Porte Doree: Just Right

December 14, 2010

You know the story of Goldilocks and the three bears? How Goldilocks wandered into the bears’ home one day, tasting all their porridge and sleeping in their beds, and even though she tried all three sizes, there was one that was “just right” for her?  Well I felt that way about the three hotels I […]

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Paris’s 8 Line

December 10, 2010

One of the beautiful things about Paris for the visitor is that you don’t need to rent a car to get around easily.  Paris is a very walkable city, and its metro system is extensive and useful for getting from one part of the city to another.  During my time in Paris, I used the […]

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Hotel L’Annexe: A Budget Paris Hotel for the Solo Traveler

December 7, 2010

If you’re visiting Paris on a budget, and you’d like to practice your French, you might want to consider the 10th arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine, a locals neighborhood a bit off the beaten tourist path. The 10th is also home to Canal St. Martin, a picturesque canal with many bridges that […]

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The Village Idiot in Paris

November 30, 2010
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I wish you all could have seen the first three tweets I sent from Paris.  Unfortunately, they never made it from my loaner phone back to the Twittersphere.  But if you could have seen them, they would have looked like this: My first day in Paris has not been a resounding success. Parisians are all […]

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Paris Trip Planning: Fait Accompli

November 12, 2010

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how completely unprepared I felt for my trip to Paris.  Well, dear readers, with about 48 hours to spare, I am now ready for Paris. Whew! Just in time!  I cannot believe how much planning this required compared to my usual domestic trips–especially considering that I’m only […]

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Paris for the Solo Traveler

November 9, 2010

With my own first solo trip to Paris coming up, I am very excited about today’s guest post from Christine Amorose of the travel blog C’est Christine, who has spent the last several months in France. Having immersed herself in the culture for so long, Christine has lots of great tips for the solo traveler […]

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