Leah Walker

353 Added | 12 Magazines | 2 Likes | 28 Following | 38 Followers | @LeahTravels | I seek out the best travel experiences that money can buy, but also those things that require little, if any, money. As an American living in Paris, I'm a cliché. I write, take pictures, and occasionally appear on CNN.

A Southeast Asia Alternative: Reasons to Visit Okinawa Japan

Odds are that Japan isn’t the first country that comes to mind when thinking about exotic Asian beach holidays. Instead, it’s visions of the white …

My Tasmania – 13 places I love to photograph

As a photographer who lives in Tasmania, I’m fortunate to live in a place that has beautiful scenery to capture. Here are the places that make up <b>my</b> …

The Complete Guide to the Galapagos Islands without a Cruise

<b>The Galapagos Islands</b> are a destination that appear on most people’s bucket lists. From the clear turquoise water and white sand beaches to the …

A guide to Daigoji temple in Kyoto, Japan

Local festivals are a great time to visit a Japanese Temple or Shrine. This large UNESCO listed temple is especially beautiful during the cherry …

Kyoto

Food & Snacks in NYC's Chinatown by Local Family

Eating in Chinatown New York City<p>My wife and I spent the better part of our adult lives residing in a part of Lower Manhattan in buildings that …

A local's guide to Phoenix, Arizona - Earth's Attractions

<i>This guide to Phoenix is written by Aireona Bonnie Raschke from Night Born Travel</i><p>Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern state of Arizona in the …

Sporting Events Worth Traveling for (Even if you're not a Sports Fan) + Win a Trip to Europe

Obviously you know me as a travel writer, but what seems like many moons ago, I was a university athlete, high school basketball coach, and a …

Rowing

Drink Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Loire Valley Wines

There’s not much that I adore more than wine, especially French wine. While living in Paris, I’ve not only broadened my palate, but also my knowledge …

Wine

Travel to Marche, Tuscany’s Lesser-Known Neighbor

When it comes to Italy, the more I see, the less I know. Even with a handful of visits, which includes a week-long road trip last summer literally</i> …

Mediterranean

5 Unique things to do in the Loire Valley

In July, I visited France’s Loire Valley in my role as a French wine ambassador for Atout France. I traversed across France’s Garden in search of …

Wine

How to Pack a Perfect Paris Picnic

Along with terrace sitting and pétanque, picnicking is a national sport in France, especially in Paris. Much of this tradition goes back to the …

Wine

Visit these 3 Places in Italy before they’re Ruined by Tour Groups

Italy is that wild and crazy friend we all have. She’s intoxicating, and I’m drawn to her like a fine Barolo wine. She’s boisterous, colorful, and …

Mediterranean

Two Days in Hong Kong

Ideally you’d want more time. But two days in Hong Kong is a great introduction to the main tourist sights plus a little off-the-beaten-track …

A travel guide to help you explore London like a pro!

<b>“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of Life”</b> Samuel Johnson said it right! So, if you ever visit this beautiful city (and I suggest everyone …

London

Best way to visit Angkor Wat » Sunrise to Sunset - Love & Road

Table of Contents<p>1 What is the best way to visit Angkor Wat?<br>• 2 » How to buy the Angkor Wat ticket:<br>• 3 » Driver or Guide? How is the best way to get …

Lightweight Travel Backpack: Cabin Zero Backpack Review

Lightweight Carry-On Backpack: Cabin Zero’s Classic 44L Backpack<p>If I can manage to pack all of the things both Nick & I need for a 10-day trip into a …

17 top attractions in Berlin to include on your travel itinerary on your first visit | Travel Moments In Time

Berlin is a wonderful city, with a plethora of attractions perfect for any type of visitor. You’ll be surprised by how many green spaces are here, by …

Circle Line Best of NYC Tours For Families

Review of Circle Line’s Best of NYC Tours for families<p>In “The Godfather II”, there is a scene in which a young Vito Corleone is sitting in a …

My 20 Favorite European Hotel Rooms {thus far}

Since I started this site in the fall of 2011, I’ve traveled to many incredible places and am slowly marking items off my 100+ item to do list. …

Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food

The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. …

Travel

5 Things to know about Rosé Wine in Provence

Oh, Provence. That dreamy place in France not called Paris. Provence is probably the place you envision when imagining the French countryside. Surely …

Franco-Files: France’s Best Travel Addresses {2nd ed.}

Welcome to the second edition of Franco-Files, the series where I share some of my favorite address from my travels around France {read the 1st …

Paris

Culinary Culture in Japan’s Mie Prefecture

Two full days, three short nights, and over thirty hours of travel time. On paper, my February trip from Paris to the Mie Prefecture in Japan made …

Japan

5 touristy things to do in Paris (plus 1 to avoid)

Not quite a Parisian and certainly not a tourist, I fall somewhere in between. I do know that dodging selfie sticks while grocery shopping and metro …

Paris

10 of the Best Free Things to Do in Paris

Paris is one of the most luxurious places in the world. From Chanel and Chopard to palace hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, euros can go …

Paris

150 Things to Love about Paris

Paris is intoxicating. Like a drug, she seeps into my veins, leaving me in a state of euphoria. That feeling never fully fades, lingering even after …

Digital nomad lifestyle: things to know before you book a one-way ticket!

We have recently discussed 8 ways to become a nomad girl. But today let’s focus on the digital nomad lifestyle, such as the ongoing travel and …

Travel

Day Trip to Bruges

The medieval fairytale town of Bruges in Belgium is considered by many, one of Europe’s prettiest towns.<p>Beyond the picturesque facade, Bruges also …

Where to stay in Bangkok: the Ultimate Guide

Where to stay in Chinatown, Bangkok<p>Yaowarat Road, the Chinatown district of Bangkok.<p>Chinatown is one of the oldest, and our most favorite district in …

Carnival of Aalst

Being born and raised in Aalst (Belgium), I really have to promote its ´world-famous’ carnival. Although not as famous as the carnival in Rio or …