Leah Walker

433 Added | 12 Magazines | 2 Likes | 28 Following | 47 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.

5 Favorite Tropical Places to Beat the Summer Heat

Until the past two weeks, I didn’t understand how truly unbearable Paris is in the summer heat. With unseasonably warm temperatures terrorizing the …

5 Secrets to Finding Great Seafood in Lisbon

Your tickets are booked and you’re off to explore the Portuguese capital of Lisbon – you’re in for a treat! This is one of my favorite cities in …

European Travel

Making Sense of Venice with all the Tourists

Making Sense of Venice with all the Tourists: Getting off the beaten track in Venice<p>Some people think Venice has a tourism problem– as in, too many …

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 …

6 Places to Visit in Provence

French writer, Yvan Audouard, once quipped, “In Provence, the sun rises twice a day–once in the morning and once after nap time.” Indeed, the pace in …

France
Europe
Europe

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

Five Great Getaways within Three Hours of Paris

One of the many fabulous things about Paris is its central location, multiple airports, excellent connections, and exceptional train system. Compared …

Europe

Making French Macarons in Paris

Thanks to Kensington Tours and my most recent trip to Paris, I learned how to make French macarons in Paris. Now I know why one little Ladurée …

French Lesson: A Study of Wine & Cheese in Paris

I love cheese. I also love wine. I particularly love cheese <i>with</i> wine. Preferably in France…with a baguette…sitting at a café…inhaling second-hand …

Willy Wonka

Top 10 Things to Do in Aruba

Beautiful beaches, glorious weather and a fabulous food scene are just some of the attractions of the wonderful Caribbean island of Aruba, just off …

Cleveland Off The Tourist Trek Travel Guide - Without A Path

Photo courtesy of Lance Anderson, Unsplash<p>Disclosure: This post contains a sponsored link from Trip.com.<p><b>WHY CLEVELAND?</b><p><b>Cleveland barely registered a</b> …

Travel

5 of My Favorite Beaches in the Caribbean

I love beaches. Every time I have the opportunity to go to a new beautiful beach with azure water and white sand I do my best to visit it. While I’ve …

The Best Bar-B-Que in Central Texas

What did I do when a couple of Yankee and California-types came to Texas and asked me to show them Austin?<p><b>I took them to eat bar-b-que, of course.</b><p>In …

Texas

48 Hours in Vienna: Highlights of Austria’s Imperial City

It was a gorgeous summer Saturday and a perfect backdrop for my first trip to Vienna, Austria’s capital city. As the taxi took me from the train …

Europe

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 …

Europe

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> …

Europe

A Devil of a River in Texas

In order to get to heaven, sometimes you have to go through hell to get there. That’s certainly true when it comes to the Devils River.<p>To say that …

Texas A&M

Five Frustrating Things about France

I know it’s hard to believe, but before last week I’d never been to France. It’s not that I didn’t <b>want</b> to go, it’s just that I never made it a point …

France

17 Fantastic French Experiences to Have in 2017

As much as I adore Paris, there’s so much more to discover in the country outside of the City of Light. And since my first trip to France in late …

Things to know about the French before visiting Paris

A few weeks ago, I was interviewing acclaimed travel photographer, Martin Morrell, and our talk turned to France, a place in which he loves and has …

France

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 …

Paris

Salzburg, Austria: The Sound of Music and much more

I adore Austria and think it should be on everyone’s travel wish list. Whether visiting the pristine city of Vienna, the mountains of Tyrol, or the …

Europe

What I wish I knew before Renting a Car in Italy

In the months leading up to October’s Italy trip, I realized that a rental car would be necessary. One of the things I love about Europe is the ease …

Italy

London Food Tour – A Great Way to Explore British Food

<i>See why a three-hour London Food Tour is a tasty way to learn about London’s gastronomic history.</i> <br>Pin It For LaterLondon has felt like a second home …

London

Visiting Ostrava in the Czech Republic

The quirky Czech city we nearly wrote off … We almost gave up on the Czech Republic’s third largest city, Ostrava. We had arrived from Poland on a …

Europe

Why are Swiss chocolates the best in the world? The answer will surprise you :)

For all of us chocolate lovers, <b>Swiss Chocolates</b> remain the gold standard for the best of the lot. But a question that has always intrigued me is, <b>‘Why</b> …

Europe

Atlas Mountains - Trekking Morocco's Highest Mountain

Mount Toubkal in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is certainly a hike not to be taken lightly. At 4,167m/13,671ft the high altitude make this a challenging …

Adventure Travel