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New cruise ship designed for France's Loire River

French river cruise line CroisiEurope plans to launch what it says will be the first overnight passenger vessel on the Loire River.<p>The company last week unveiled plans to build a 96-passenger paddlewheel vessel, the Loire Princesse, specifically designed for overnight cruising on France's longest …

A Perfect Day In Amsterdam

After living for six years in Amsterdam--arguably the greatest small city in the world--I've amassed enough experiences to fill several perfect days. But since "Several Perfect Days in Amsterdam" doesn't have the same punch, I'll restrict myself to just one.--<i>Russell Shorto</i><p><b>8 AM</b><p>Amsterdam is not a …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

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Salzburg - It's More Than Just About Mozart

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Traditional French Food You Must Try

Traditional French Food You Must Try Although there are many delicious delicacies to try in France (not to mention the wines) there are a few …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

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In Front of Sacré Coeur

When you get to the top of the steps up to Sacré Coeur, you get several breathtaking sights -- if you have any breath left.

Harpist at Sacré Coeur

The harpist on the steps to Sacré Coeur was playing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, and very well too. Somehow my attempt to catch it on video …

Ashley’s Paris

<b>Ashley Fleckenstein</b> is an American (a Michigander to be more specific) photographer and travel blogger who spent an extended amount of time in Paris before embarking on a trip to explore the world. Even though her wanderlust has led her to Asia (at least until her money runs out), Ashley’s heart …

How to Shop Like a Pro In Paris

Ah, Paris - the city of lights, love and of course fashion. But where to shop to find the ultimate Parisian look? There are the obvious stores -- Christian Dior, Goyard or Chanel -- but where do Parisian women, the chicest ladies on the planet actually go? And how do you shop without blasting …

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe? Well we had only a week available, and I wanted to see Eastern Europe since I had read so much about its being …

Budapest - Ready for Its Close-up

Its river has inspired composers, guarded empires and nurtured a culture of romantics, revolutionaries and refinement. Having outlived the imperial fantasies of Hapsburgs, fascists and Soviets just in the last hundred years, Budapest now finds itself an object of fascination for the mightiest power …

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral Opens Its Doors

A paper house of worship that seats 700. A pop-up shopping mall consisting of brightly painted shipping containers and pop-up bars with funky names such as King of Snake and Smash Palace.<p>Sounds like something you'd encounter in design-mad Japan or über-chic Berlin. Not in conservative …

The Best Picnic Spots & Provisions in Paris

by Catherine Down<p><i>Image via MartinBleek on Flickr</i><p>To Dejeuner sur l'herbe is a fine art, and Paris is packed with ideal picnic locations. But where to buy the food and wine? Here's Paris by Mouth's selection of the best stops for portable picnic provisions (cheese, charcuterie, breads, sweets, …

14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

Best Travel Apps And Sites To Help You Plan Your Trip, Handle A Layover And Find Out Where To Go Next

There are so many excellent travel apps out there to help you find affordable airfare (here's looking at you, OnTheFly), flight status and even where planes are around the world, but what about help planning your next trip?<p>Here are a handful (or two) of new(ish) apps or sites that you might not …

Five Can't Miss Cafes in Paris

There seem to be almost an unlimited number of things to do in Paris, including enjoying countless idyllic cafes -- it can be nearly impossible to decipher which offers the best tasse du café in the city. Determining factors, such as the heavenly flakiness of a fresh croissant or the mellow rhythms …

How Someone Who's Always Traveling Runs a Travel Business

Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD) is a complicated business employing about 90 people, often through turbulent and challenging times. Like many fun and entrepreneurial companies, it was started by a person who's not necessarily a great businessman. Perhaps luckily for ETBD, I'm in Europe for four …

Watch a Total Solar Eclipse on a Fred Olsen Cruise in 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to see something extraordinary while cruising, this is your perfect trip. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines just announced the itinerary …

The 20 Most Visited Museums In The World

The 2012 Theme Index, produced by Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM, highlights the 20 most visited museums in 2012. The museums hail from the U.S., Europe, and Asia and attracted 98.5 million visitors last year.<p>Six of the top 20 museums are located in London, which is the most …

Paris Opens Pedestrian-Only Stretch of the Left Bank

If you thought drinking wine along the Seine was fun, how about a private party in a teepee? Thanks to a plan initiated by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe of …

Paris, France travel woes continue with worker strike at Eiffel Tower

France’s most recognizable monument, the Eiffel Tower, has been shut down because of a strike.<p>The company that manages the tower says the CGT union, …

The Best Bars in Paris for Going Solo

Photo: Courtesy of Legrand Filles et Fils<p><i>Fathom contributor Celine Kagan gives us four great bars to check out if you're in Paris alone.</i><p>PARIS – Not in the mood for yet another romantic dinner for two? Traveling solo and tired of watching the waiter clear away the table setting across from you? …

10 Travel Tips We Never Follow

We give travel advice all the time -- and we hope you follow some of it. But there are plenty of recommendations that we hear all the time but often choose to ignore. Here are 10 tips we disregard when we're on the road.<p><b>Wear a Fanny Pack</b><p>Fanny-pack wearers will fervently defend their hands-free …

SeaDream Yacht Club to Sail Papua New Guinea in 2014

In 2014, SeaDream Yacht Club will sail one of the earth’s least explored corners: Papua New Guinea in Melanesia. The company’s mega-yacht, <i>SeaDream …

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