Michele Lamarre

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Travel expert tackles Cuban travel myths

Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest Linkedin<p>Home →<br>• News→<br>• Holiday Destinations→<br>• Cuba→<br>• Travel expert tackles Cuban travel myths<p>Browse News by …

The Most Romantic Things to Do on the Gold Coast

With its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, dynamic nightlife and hidden Hinterland gems, there's no better place to reconnect and bond with your …

The 25 Essential Bars in Chicago, Summer 2017

Spending time at a Chicago bar is an unmatched experience due to the breadth of the city's drinking establishments. This is a hard-drinking city that Prohibition couldn't shut down, as bootleggers divided the city into sections, taking advantage of Chicago's proximity to Canada, where they could …

Eater's Guide to Dining in D.C

No matter how many people try to argue that Washington is a city of stodgy politicos, its food scene proves there’s so much more than that. From a wide variety of international offerings to stunning neighborhood restaurants, the rest of the country is starting to realize what locals already know — …

My Top 5 Art Museums to Visit While in Paris

*<p>Art plays an integral role in my life - and my travels. When traveling, an art museum (or series of them) holds a crucial importance to me second only to food. As I plan my first trip back to Paris in several years, I have been researching a few old favorite art museums and some new gems to check …

Art and History in Montréal: the best museums and galleries

With its cobblestone streets and an eclectic mix of identities and ideas, Montréal is a cultural powerhouse. Among soaring 18th-century churches and imposing stone mansions, you'll find fascinating museums that delve into the past, giving a glimpse of what life was like for early inhabitants and …

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These Under-The-Radar Greek Islands Are Perfect Definitions Of Paradise

You've heard of Santorini and Mykonos, but these destinations aren't the only highlights among the more than 200 inhabited islands off the coast of Greece.<p>The lesser-known Greek islands are also bursting with culture and beauty. Most of them attract fewer tourists, so visitors have more freedom to …

Spring 2015 Guide to Paris

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and exhibitions. Plus, the best of the new boutiques, restaurants, and an exclusive new hotel.<p>NEW BOUTIQUES<p><b>VERBREUIL</b><p>This charming, new under-the-radar …

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

New York City With Kids: Free or Very Cheap

Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.<p><b>Sony Wonder Technology Lab.</b> This is free for all ages, but you must make advanced reservations by …

10 Best Ramen Shops In The U.S.

Ramen was once thought of as college-student food, a cheap and filling meal that was bought in bulk--but, oh, how times have changed. These days, you can find trendy, top-notch ramen shops all over the country. No longer relegated to the world of prepackaged Styrofoam cups, this Japanese comfort …

America's Best Cities for Food Snobs (PHOTOS)

Whether they were craving French fusion, peanut-butter-and-kimchi sandwiches or the perfect piece of fried chicken, <i>Travel+Leisure</i> readers ranked the cities that make their mouths water.<p>When she's visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas restaurateur Elizabeth Blau -- recently nominated for a James Beard …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

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10 Ambitious Baking Projects for a Snow Day

Lucky enough to be stuck at home on a snow day? Dive into one of these baking projects.<p><b>When it's snowy, cold, and generally miserable outside</b>, there's no better place to be than in the warmth of your kitchen. And there's no better way to spend your time there than with an ambitious baking project. …

Baking

Middle Australia, a Trip for All Senses - Part One

It's rough. The soil is hard and red, soft and warm at the same time. The shades of the rock are not really calming at all, nothing refreshing like the shade of a tree or a market umbrella. This is the center of Australia, this is aboriginal Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, its British name. We …

Australia

Top 5 Places in Croatia (Beyond Dubrovnik)

With breathtaking nature, charming architecture, and a long Adriatic coastline, there's plenty to see in this spectacular country.<p>Not to knock Dubrovnik, with its marble streets, 16th-century city walls, sparkling red roof tiles, and primo location—it more than earns its moniker of “Pearl of the …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

21 Reasons You Should Visit Buenos Aires

With its wide, European-style boulevards, incredible food, raucous nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city unlike any other.<p>And while Argentina once again finds itself in economic limbo, its capital remains a vibrant place to visit. The current exchange rate makes it relatively inexpensive for foreign …

Ten beach-free things to do in Rio de Janeiro

One of the world’s most captivating cities, Rio de Janeiro has indisputably beautiful beaches and fantastic nightlife. But after taking in the comely sands of Ipanema, ticking off key attractions like Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and dancing the night away in Lapa, what else does Rio have to …

Brazil

Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb drink] …

South America

London’s 15 Best Pubs

Depending on how you define London’s boundaries, there are believed to be as many as 7,000 pubs in the sprawling metropolis. That’s a whole lot of …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

Beyond Brazil: 6 Spots to See in South America

Eyes are turning to Brazil this week as the country hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and for many, planning a <b>South American vacation</b> feels like plotting a course across a blank map. Outdated stereotypes of exotic destinations drum up anxiety in those unfamiliar with the region. Much like our country, …

Enjoy Sweet Treats At These 7 Fabulous Barcelona Cafes

Summer is practically here and millions of tourists will be packing their bags to visit Barcelona, one of the top 5 most visited cities in the world according to Trip Advisor in 2013. If you and your friends or family will be vacationing in this coastal Mediterranean city, then here are 7 of their …

What's the Best Way to Bike Through Argentina's Wine Region?

<i>A:</i><p>To best appreciate the fruit of the vine, you have to go to the source. And if the source happens to be the eastern foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, all the better. This high-altitude terroir produces rich flavors, but the environs are also ripe for exploration by bike, whether …

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New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Exploring the Wine Country of Beaujolais

It felt like we'd landed in the magic kingdom.<p>It's always special to arrive someplace you've never been, without a lot of expectation, and to discover you really like it. But when that someplace turns out to be a roughly 30- by 9-mile stretch of land filled with rich green vineyards as far as the …