Lisa Wilnierak

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A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Book a Vacation at a Divorce Hotel and End Your Marriage in Luxury

Book a room at a divorce hotel for a long weekend of luxury...and finalizing your split. Nina Strochlic reports.<p>What isn’t included in a vacation …

Stay Connected and Save Some Bucks While Cruising

Cruising is one of the greatest and best value vacation options available in the world today. You can go almost anywhere at a fraction of what it used to cost. Big ships are bringing millions of people closer together.<p>I remember being in New York for a TV news interview and I was going to be …

Exploring King's Landing on a Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik

"This is the spot where Joffrey was hit in the face with excrement," Ivana tells us, relishing reliving the moment when <i>Game of Thrones</i>' bad boy king received his just desserts.<p>I nervously eye the battlements above the main gate to Croatia's exquisite fortress city, looking for any revolting …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

5 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees

It's summer, and this much is known: It's expensive to fly. Add the mounting surcharges of new or unexpected fees and the overall cost of a ticket becomes a punch-in-the-gut punishment for travelling by air. To this end, savvy travelers with tricks of their own, combat airline fees in myriad ways, …

Gettin' Cheesy In France: Why The 'Affineur' Is So Important

What this country needs is a good five hundred American <i>affineurs</i>!<p>Affi-whut?<p>Hey, I’m just back from France…where I am always gastronomically programmed to seek out three things that are absolutely unparalleled:<p>1) Oysters (the French obsession with these critters insures superiority all the way from …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips

Which country has the highest-priced hotels?<p>The immediate answer is the Maldives, according to Hotels.com's recently released Hotel Price Index. But the real takeaway is that for the past few years hotel prices have been rising across the globe, no matter which country you choose to visit.<p>The …

What Are Some Tips for Getting the Best Outcome When Your Flight Is Canceled?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Stephanie Vardavas,</i><p>Pull out your cellphone as soon as it becomes clear that your flight is significantly delayed, even if it is not yet officially canceled. Call your airline and ask them to re-book you. And don't forget to nail down your seat …

Top Travel Apps

Next to a suitcase, the most indispensable travel accessory these days is a smartphone. Whether you embark on a business trip, a weekend getaway or an exotic overseas vacation, phone apps exist to help make virtually every element of the experience far easier and more enjoyable. Travel apps have …

The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Prague

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> On your first day in Prague, get high — in elevation, that is. Put on your hiking shoes and walk up to the top of one of the city's hills to take in a macro view of the skyline. Petrin Hill (Prague 5) or Letna Park (Prague 7) is best. I often hear …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Love Letters: London

<i>Melissa DeCastro spent her junior year of college working at a London law firm. Now a New York City-based lawyer, she frequently returns to the English capital, most recently for her own photography show this past spring.</i><p>Dear London,<p>Everyone asks why I love you, London, as if it's not clear to them …

Costa Concordia Trial Resumes for Ship's Captain

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, was not the only one to blame for a disaster off Italy last year in which 32 people …

Beach Bums Around The World--Everybody Loves Speedos, And Other Fun Facts

There are few things people around the world can agree on, but one of those things seems to be an unwavering love of the beach.<p>Expedia released the results of its second-annual Flip Flop Report Wednesday, which analyzes beach-going trends across the globe. The survey polled 8,606 adults about their …

How to Cut Lines When You Travel

The average traveler will spend 15 years of life waiting in line. Ok, I made up that statistic -- but it feels true. Whether standing in a long customs queue or attempting to visit the Louvre on a summer Saturday, we globetrotters spend way too much time lingering in line. But there's a better way …

Beach Etiquette: What Not to Do at the Shore

We don't mean to be the fun police, but there are certain rules (some official, some unspoken) that should be observed at the beach. To ensure maximum enjoyment for you and your fellow beach bums, be a good citizen with these 10 things you should and shouldn't do while soaking up the sun.<p><b>Don't Play</b> …

Heathrow Airport Offers Survival and Expansion Plan

London’s Heathrow airport, facing calls for its demolition, should remain Britain’s aviation hub and be allowed to build one more runway to add …

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The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …

Oh, the Places You'll Go?

When I was younger and read this book, my mind was filled with so much hope and anticipation of the amazing places that I would discover once I got older. The whimsical motivation from the Doctor himself urging me to explore the world around me gave me the hope that I would do exactly that.<p>I find …

Just Back From: Calgary Stampede

Canada loves cowboys; so much so that every July, the world’s richest outdoor rodeo on the planet takes place in Calgary, Alberta. We giddied up and …

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Flavours of Tasmania: take a bite out of Australia's Apple Isle

There’s much more to the self-styled Apple Isle than, well, apples. Australia’s southernmost state, the island of Tasmania, is a foodie’s paradise and a world apart from mainland Oz. The cooler climate produces elegant dry wines and the unspoiled coastline ensures the freshest seafood around.<p>The …