Kimberly Laterreur

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Classic sights in the City of Light

From catacombs and cathedrals to towers and palaces, Paris is home to some of France’s most intriguing locations, both above and below ground.<p>Get to the heart of Paris with a tour of five of its star sights, from the heights of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, and a day trip to the …

France

A Local Shares Her Favorite Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> If you are a Paris Virgin (never been before) I recommend hopping on a segway, via Segway Tours of Paris and taking their three-hour tour. You'll cover some of the key sights in central Paris such as Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde …

France

What it takes to rent an apartment in Berlin

In Ireland, where I’ve been living for the last five years, finding a new apartment and an agreement with a landlord was never hard. It mostly boiled …

Housing

Europe's Secret Beaches

You've donned oversize sunglasses and slathered on sunscreen for a blissed-out day of sunbathing along the French Riviera -- you and about a million other pasty tourists. Finding your own little slice of sand in Europe can be as challenging as finding a local boutique open in August.<p>"You have to be …

Sevilla -- Getting Up to Date with the Best City in Southern Spain

The best stop in southern Spain is Sevilla. The city is a delight from a sightseeing, eating, and live-music point of view. And it's always changing. After a few days in town with the help of excellent local guides, I am right up to date for the 2014 edition of our Rick Steves' Spain guidebook. …

Paris government hands out manual on culture and how to treat tourists

One of the world’s most visited cities but also famous for its rudeness, Paris has embarked on a campaign to improve its reputation and better cater …

Seven startling sights of Eastern Europe

Forget the evocative skylines and merry nightlife: beyond Eastern Europe's classic sights you can walk with witches, hear the ocean sing and step straight back in time. Prepare to smile - or shudder - at some of Eastern Europe's startling sights.<p>Racławice Panorama in Wrocław, Poland<p>Nothing combats …

Paris Attempts to Curb Rudeness with New Manual - Vagabondish

Paris has a reputation for its treatment of tourists. Despite, or perhaps because of, being among the most desirable destinations on tourists’ …

Pt 3: A fiery cleansing fiesta in Galicia

The Noche de San Juan festival on 23 June celebrates the summer solstice with ceremonial bonfires and a parade of witches.

European Travel

The City Of Paris Is Trying To Convince Locals To Be Nicer To Tourists

True or not, the perception exists, which deters many tourists from visiting the French capital. (Though Paris still sees about 29 million tourists every year.)<p>So the Paris Tourism Board is encouraging locals to be nicer to tourists with a new guide called "Do You Speak Touriste?"<p>"The aim is to …

France

Sevilla: The Home of Flamenco Can Terrorize a Child

Updating the flamenco scene in Sevilla for my Spain guidebook, I had the occasion to pop into concerts in five different venues in town. Sevilla is the best city in which to experience flamenco. While the concerts are designed for tourists, they are real and riveting, and a great value. Here's my …

National Geographic Travel