Leah Walker

342 Added | 12 Magazines | 2 Likes | 28 Following | 34 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.

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
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 …

Paris

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 …

Airlines

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 …

Travel

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 …

Travel

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 …

Wine

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 …

Paris

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 …

Travel

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 …

Festivals

Top 5 Things to do in Iceland (and my reasons to visit Iceland)

<b>Are you looking for new adventures?</b> If you are like me and love new experiences and nature locations, Iceland is your country.<p>It’s on the top of my …

Iceland

Romancing the monsoons in Goa

On a rainy afternoon, the Goa station greeted us with a gloomy overcast sky and our fellow passengers seemed to ask the same question as we were …

Travel

2 Days in Reykjavik - City Break Planning For 2017

<b>Planning a city break for 2017? Perhaps you should consider 2 days in Reykjavik. It’s just a 3 hour flight from the UK, and will give a great taste</b> …

Iceland

Why You Simply Must Visit these 3 UAE destinations This Year

Kalyan Panja<p>2/09/2017 11:43:00 PM travel<p>Within the past couple of decades, Dubai has emerged as a major destination for shopping, sightseeing and …

Magical Marrakesh Medina

<b>Marrakesh Medina</b><p>“Marie, why are you going to Marrakesh? You will hate it! It isn’t your kind of place. ” So said some of my friends. Well, they were …

Travel

These Are The Most Affordable Cities To Travel In Europe

Sometimes cash is tight. It’s just a fact of life. This should not have a negative effect on anyone attempts to travel. We at Itravellocal don’t want …

European Travel

World's 10 Least Traveled Countries That Must Be In Your Bucket List

World’s 10 Least Traveled Countries That Must Be In Your Bucket List<p>Travel Hacks<p>By Jan Michael de Guzman<p>No Comments<p>We all have our own dream …