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A Wonderful Day in Troyes-in-Champagne

Like many people, my favorite city in France is Paris. But my second-favorite city in France is not so well known. So please allow me to introduce you to a beautiful, medium-sized city in eastern France, about two and a half hours southeast of Paris, that you really should think about visiting if you haven’t already…

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Continue Reading October 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

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

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