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Interview with Siffy and Tor Torkildson, editors of “The Walkabout Chronicles”

“The Walkabout Chronicles: Epic Journeys By Foot” is an illustrated collection of 35 essays about walking. The writers include scientists and archeologists, artists, explorers, and “ordinary people who do extraordinary things…”

Continue Reading November 29, 2016 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Q&A with Gary Lee Kraut, An American Writer in Paris

An interview with Gary Lee Kraut, writer and travel specialist, and founder and editor of the award-winning online magazine, France Revisited…

Continue Reading May 11, 2016 at 11:53 am 2 comments

Demystifying the French: Tip #4

This is one of the tips that is perhaps both hardest to understand and (probably consequently) hardest for Americans to remember. But it is a very important one…

Continue Reading March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Hemingway’s Paris for the Budget Traveler

Is the magic still there? The good news is, yes, it is–and even better news is that you don’t have to pay inflated prices to experience it…

Continue Reading July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am 4 comments

Demystifying the French: Tip #3

Why is Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world?

Well, largely because people in France care about the way things look, and they pay close and careful attention to it–down to the smallest detail, pretty much all the time.

Continue Reading May 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Demystifying the French: Tip #2

In her very helpful book, Polly Platt urged her readers to learn what she calls the “Ten Magic Words” that will open the doors of the French heart and soul, and turn potentially sour encounters into sweet ones. Here are the first five words…

Continue Reading April 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

Demystifying the French: Tip #1

Today’s tip is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing anyone going to France can possibly know. It will make more of a difference in how well you are treated there, and the quality of your social interactions in France than most Americans would believe possible, and it is so very simple to do…

Continue Reading April 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm 2 comments

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