South of France: Great Vacation Ideas

By Emma Grant: Which French cities do you know? Paris? Cannes? Lyon? Nice? The last three are in the South of France, the area sometimes called Occitania, the French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur (blue coast). It’s a beachside region shoring the Mediterranean, and it’s a popular spot for vacations. Even the French themselves ‘fly south…

First Time in Paris: 20 Year Reflection and Tips

By Alex Kallimanis: I grew up wanting to travel the world. And living at home during my university years helped me achieve that dream during semester breaks in college. When I was 19 I scored a great deal on a roundtrip ticket from Orlando to Paris in the spring of 1998. Like many Americans, I…

First Time in Paris 20 Years Ago, Eiffel Tower

London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. London is the world’s grandest English speaking city. Brussels is the capital of the European Union, and offers one of Europe’s best culinary scenes. Amsterdam’s beautiful historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site….

Amsterdam canal with bikes on a bridge and a blue sky

How to Spend a Long Weekend in London

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s no city quite like London, home of the political, entertainment and media hubs of the United Kingdom. In the United States, these hubs are located in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York respectively. With a wide variety of attractions, you can busy yourself for a week in this bustling metropolis…

River with boats and skyline of churches and skyscrapers at dusk

8 Travels Hacks to Get More For Less

Traveling is fun, enlightening and inspiring. Regardless of your budget, there are many ways to save big on trips, allowing you to spend more money at your destination of choice. We want our readers to get the best bang for buck, because everyone loves a great deal. Here are some of our top travel hacks…