Tag Archives: Europe Websites to Explore

How To: Select a Private Guide

I’ve spoke often about how I place a high value on hiring a personal guide when you want a better insider experience in any place you visit. I’ve never explained how I chose a guide, though, so I thought I … Continue reading

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Community of Bloggers

It’s happened again. I received another award for my blog. This one, awarded by Travelography, is called the 7×7 Link Award and lists 7 ways I have written posts that meet certain criteria and reaches out to 7 other bloggers … Continue reading

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Tipping in Paris

I have mentioned several times that I enjoyed meeting Richard Nahem in Paris on my last trip there. Richard is a New Yorker who moved to Paris years ago when he went to visit and fell in love with the … Continue reading

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This past weekend, just back from my college road trip, I was Touched. People would perhaps venture to say there was plenty of evidence of my being touched because I was willing to take three 17-year-old boys on a 2,100 … Continue reading

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Animal Festivals to Enjoy

It seems kind of bizarre at first, to consider that there are festivals celebrating an animal at many places around the world.  Domesticated animals have been a large part of our human survival, and wild animals are either feared or … Continue reading

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How To: Travel Deals

About 18 months ago my sister Susan, my daughter Lisa and I went to Paris for a short trip. Susan had noticed a deal for a 4 night trip, including airfare and hotel, for $399 being offered. She called me, … Continue reading

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Sleuthing: Fact and Fiction

One of the tricks I use when I plan a family vacation is to make sure everyone has a say in that we see and do. When I asked Graham what he wanted to do in London, he had two … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Christmas Eve in Saltzburg

Back in 1981 I was asked by a planning and engineering firm I had worked for to be rehired for a six-month project in Europe. It completely flabbergasted me that no one they had asked before me wanted to go. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Paris Dos and Don’ts

When my sister, daughter and I visited Paris for a few days a couple of years ago I found a wonderful guide. Richard Nahem, born and raised in New York, fell in love with Paris and moved there. I hired … Continue reading

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How To: Trip Planning for Movement Challenges

The first time I became aware of the needs of handicap access I was pushing a baby stroller and noticed uneven sidewalks and looming staircases. However, a few years later I was pushing a 200-pound man in a wheelchair and … Continue reading

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