Laura D'Aiello

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How to eat like a local in Paris

Paris is one of the world's best food cities, but finding a good restaurant there can be overwhelming. How do you avoid desultory tourist traps serving reheated frozen meals? Why are all the other diners speaking English? Here are my suggestions for places Parisians frequent, whether they're …

Paris welcomes first 'cat cafe'

PARIS - France's first "cat cafe" opens on Saturday in Paris with an in house troupe of nine rescue cats ready and waiting to be made a fuss of by …

Could the City of Light Become the City of Height?

5 Things to do in Lyon France

5 Things to do in Lyon FranceFrance’s third city is a bustle of boutiques, bistros, hidden passageways, riverside walks and historic architectural …

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities – There are many ways to travel around European cities that can add to your overall travel experience. Finding …

Rooftop dining and dancing in Paris

On 30 May, an evening of innovative food and contemporary music, hosted by the most modern of French restaurant guides.<p>On 30 May, cult Paris restaurant guide, Le Fooding, will host Veillée Foodstock, a food and music evening showcasing the most exciting and in-the-know aspects of Paris’ culinary …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

Travel Guide: French Riviera

From the latest hotels and restaurants to the established classics, a guide to the essentials in the storied getaway on France's Côte d'Azur<p>By Dana Thomas, Architectural Digest<p>Photo: Rainer Raffalski<p>With its rolling countryside, long, golden beaches, and breathtaking light, Saint-Tropez is one of …

Inspiring Adventures For Solo Female Travellers

Paris France Travel VIDEO Truth and Rumor

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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Lauren Conrad's In-Flight Travel Tips to Looking Refreshed After the Dreaded Red-Eye

Lauren Conrad just finished up her latest book tour, which involved getting on a plane every single day to attend book signings. You can imagine what that kind of schedule would do to your skin (not to mention that recycled air in-flight), so Lauren is sharing her trusty beauty routine to battle …

10 Hardcore Tips for Frequent Travelers

Whether you're already an expert traveler or you just want to travel like one, these 10 tips from veteran travelers will help you along the …

4 Most Common Reasons Airlines Lose Luggage

Plus: What happens when it disappears and what you can do to ensure your belongings don’t end up on the auction block in the "land of lost luggage" …

5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider

It's time to face facts: Your credit card isn't cutting it anymore. Before your next trip, sign up for a card with better travel benefits, such as no …

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

It's easy to rack up huge data charges when you take your mobile phone overseas. The good news? It's just as easy to keep costs down.

World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

You used the fork in front of you and suddenly everyone is staring… why? Table manners are as unique to a culture as the food before you—though not …

Etiquette 101: France

How To: Be a good dinner guest in France<p>You wouldn't think a country so close to England would abound in opportunities for cultural misunderstanding. But France's culture, after all, is Latin, and its language gave us the word <i>etiquette</i> (not to mention <i>faux pas</i>). Among certain Americans, France has a …

The Perrin Report: Confessions of an Unfashionable Traveler

For those of you who value utility over fashion, here is the unvarnished truth about what my wheelie looks like when you open it—and how yours can look that way too.<p>Confessions of an Unfashionable Traveler<p>If the fashion police in <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i>'s Style Department were to peek inside my luggage, …

The Best Way to Bring Souvenirs Home

Should I accumulate stuff over the course of a trip, this is my tried-and-true strategy for bringing it all home.<p>Pack a thin, lightweight duffel bag in your carry-on wheelie. Should you accumulate stuff over the course of your trip, you can check the wheelie on your return flight and use the duffel …

Fragrances that Inspire Us to Travel

Scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers, which is why we love these perfumes and fragrances—they remind our contributors of favorite destinations in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.<p>Scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers, which is why these perfumes earned spots in our second …

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France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris

PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set.<p>The cover touted a short story debuting in that issue: "A Diamond as Big …

France road trip: art and artists from Nice to Marseille and Toulouse

347 miles: one week<p>Fly into <b>1</b> <b>Nice</b> (easyjet.com, from £70 return) and hire a car (easycar.com). The city has art galleries galore, but be sure not to miss the free Musée Matisse on Cimiez hill. Dine at the rooftop Terrasse restaurant ) for views over the bay.<p>A couple of hours' along the coast, <b>2</b> …

What's new in Paris: hot tickets, bars and boutiques

Palais de Tokyo<p>Possibly our favourite place in Paris, the Palais de Tokyo reopened in 2012 after a significant expansion (it's now the biggest contemporary arts space in Europe) and with a new and dynamic team of curators headed by Jean de Loisy. The truly monumental space is a powerful new …

Visit Hemingway's Paris: cocktails, dancing, and all that jazz

As the band leader blasts the dancefloor with Fly Me to the Moon, the black-haired girl shouts: "This is the coolest place in Paris."<p>A score of couples are jittterbugging, two-tone shoes flashing black and white, little black dresses rippling with the rhythm.<p>"I always come here when I'm on tour," …

An art and shopping tour of Marseille

A slight mix-up led to a happy accident. We thought we were meeting Eva, tourist "greeter" and founder of artists' network Les Femmes du Panier, at Marseille's town hall at 3.30pm. She thought it was 4pm. But in our half-hour wait, my husband and I had a ringside seat for several local weddings, a …

Gatsby may be great, but F Scott Fitzgerald is greater

You can't open a newspaper these days without finding someone writing about F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I'm not complaining. Gatsby is the novel – almost a prose poem – I reread every year, and I never tire of its backstory. Although everything I've seen about Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming …

Publishers are wild for Zelda Fitzgerald

Who didn't write about Zelda Fitzgerald?<p>This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about joining Printers Row.<p>Her husband, the great novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, did. She …