Monica Moore

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11 Impressive Bullet Journal Designs Runners Are Using

These beautiful BuJos record everything from miles run to shoes worn to sore muscles. Check them out and get some serious inspiration for your own.<p>Bullet journal. The name sounds intimidating, but the concept isn’t. Essentially, it’s a personalized organization system that can include any (usually …

The Best Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the greatest food holiday of the year. Of course, the game is important, but the food is crucial. It’s the one day of the year when not only is it allowed, but it’s in fact encouraged, to consume all of the best gameday foods in existence. Sliders, cheesy dips, …

36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You're Stretching

Whether you’re a chronic sitter, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior, you probably know stretching is a critical habit. By sending blood flow to …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Canon and Nikon Lens Abbreviations

Welcome to the world of photography, where geeky scientists make great lenses… and use all their secret codes to confuse consumers. Fret not, this …

Cameras

16 terrific Raspberry Pi project ideas

By David Nield<p>The tiny computer board known as the Raspberry Pi has been with us for more than four years now, and we've seen several upgrades in …

8 New Self-help Books That Actually Help

1<p>If you want to be better with money<p><b>Read:</b> <i>The Index Card</i> by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack<p>A financial journalist and a college professor team up to …

Self-improvement

Souvenirs from Paris: the best gifts to take home

In a city synonymous with iconic sights and world-class shopping, naturally souvenirs abound. You'll find plenty of budget-friendly Eiffel Tower key rings and <i>Paris</i> <i>, je t’aime!</i> t-shirts but thanks to the city’s artistic flair and craftsmanship heritage, you can also find richer pickings on …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

Métro Lesson

Paris is the finale of our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour. And our first order of business (after checking in at the hotel) is getting our group comfortable with perhaps the world's greatest subway system, Le Métro. This little video clip, taken as we were passing a group of Russian troubadours, …

This New Paris Scavenger Hunt Is the Perfect Way to See the City

When Daisy de Plume, the innovative force behind THATLou (Treasure Hunt At The Louvre), created her popular scavenger hunt in 2012, she didn't expect it to extend beyond the world's most famous museum. But now, as THATLou celebrates its second birthday, de Plume is celebrating an organization that …

Time well spent: where to shop in Paris

Shopping in Paris has been a grandiose affair since the 19th century when its famous <i>grands magasins</i> (department stores) opened on the grand boulevards. But what makes it so grand today is its brilliant mix of big stores, markets and boutiques specialising in everything from porcelain cats and …

Causing a stir: the best cocktails in Paris

Paris is in the midst of a cocktail revolution. Cocktail bars are making a huge resurgence with glitzy spots and cool backstreet speakeasies mixing wildly inventive creations Parisians wouldn't have dared to try a decade ago.<p>So whether you're after a traditional dry martini or an elaborate cocktail …

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Ok, yes, <i>les Puces</i> means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' …

France

Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin

Since setting up his eponymous label in 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin's shoes have become synonymous with power, prestige and class thanks to their sexy, edgy design and extreme creativity. Lesser known is the fact that Louboutin produces men's footwear as well—something that should be …

Here's what the HDR photo setting really does — and why you should use it

You might have noticed the three letters "HDR" on your smartphone's camera app when you're lining up a picture, and you might wonder whether to keep it on or off.<p>It's generally better to keep it on, and here's why:<p>HDR stands for "High Dynamic Range," and it helps make your pictures look better by …

New walking tour of Paris focuses on the history of fashion

What could be more fashionable while visiting Paris than taking a fashion tour of the city? Context Travel brings together the evolution of design from the 18th century to the present in a new three-hour guided walk.<p>"Conceiving Couture: Fashion History of Paris" starts at the Palais Royal, the …

Best Places to Take Kids in Paris

When you think of April is Paris, it's probably with romance in mind. But for those of us with children, Paris in April doesn't have to be a wash out. Here are some of the best things to do as a family.<p>The Pompidou Center has an indoor playground, a modern art gallery (that often has kid-friendly …

Common French Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Before you embark on a trip to France, make sure you memorize these simple, commonly used sentences.<p>French, as romantic as it is, can be a challenging language to learn if you only have two weeks to go before your trip to Paris. Upon arrival, you can probably get by speaking English, but that …

The 25 best restaurants in Paris

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down

Yes, Paris is an amazing city for a stroll, but some streets simply stand out more than the others. From charming walkways to extravagant roads - …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

France

Discover A Hidden Paris Under The Bridges

Paris is beautiful. Everyone agrees on that. <i>N’est-ce pas?</i> Monuments, museums, public gardens — all grand and splendid. But it requires some sore feet and sweat to take in the highlights of Paris – a challenge if you’re with children to whom “no pain, no gain” doesn’t register.<p>Thankfully, tucked …

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 …

4 hotspots for foodies in Paris

France is definitely one of the world’s most celebrated culinary meccas. It is home to one of the most influential food cultures in the western …

France

The top 11 street food dishes of Paris and where to find them

Strict regulations and a fear of a <i>malbouffe</i> invasion kept Paris from hopping on the street food bandwagon when it rolled into other European …

7 grand train stations of Paris | CNN Travel

New Paris Patisseries Proving Nobody Does Dessert Like the French

Eclairs in France usually come in chocolate or coffee flavors, maybe caramel if you’re lucky, and they tend to occupy a less glamorous section of the …

The Best Cheese Shops in Paris

From Camembert to Comté, there are hundreds of French cheeses. Each region has a specialty, but you’ll find them all at these top fromageries in Paris.

Why Saint-Germain Is Paris's Best Neighborhood for Chocolate

Though Paris as a whole is a chocolate lover's paradise, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the city's undisputed cocoa capital. In the 6th arrondissement alone, you'll find over two dozen chocolateries and patisseries selling every kind of truffle, bonbon, and praline imaginable. Here are the stops you …