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Helping My Expat Kids Discover Their Roots on the Ultimate US Road Trip

How to teach expatriated kids where they are “from”? What does it mean to be from a place – especially if you were not born there, have never lived there, but hold the passport, speak the language, and even have the requisite accent? And so was born the fantasy of taking my children across the USA, of sharing with them that quintessential American experience: the cross country road trip.
Guedelon: a medieval chateau in the making

Archaeological Challenge: Building a Real Medieval Chateau Today

If you're looking for an amazing day or weekend trip in France, treat yourself to a 2-hour drive east of Paris for a unique experience in castle building. Guédelon is a real medieval château being built from scratch in the heart of a forest in Burgundy.
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15 Signs You’re No Longer an Expat in France

Expat or Lifer? While you may never totally feel like a native, check out these signs that you're ready to call France "home".

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Visit Cuba

I just returned from a week-long holiday in Cuba. I chose the Caribbean island partly because I envisioned a week of R & R on white sandy beaches with cool Salsa music, and partly because I was curious. Very curious to know what life was like in one of the last bastions of Communism.
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Being a Tour Guide in the City of Light Under the Threat of Terrorism

Since the attacks on Paris last year, I’m often asked what it’s like to be a tour guide in a city that is under threat of terrorism, and whenever I’m asked this, a lot of answers come to mind.
vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Is picking grapes in the idyllic French countryside by day and enjoying wine by night the ideal summer job? Find out from 18-year-old Diane Robert...
solo travel

7 Best Solo Travel Tips to Stay Safe for Wanderlust 

While it can be daunting at first, solo travel allows you to see the world on your own terms. Follow these tips to minimize the risk and maximize the rewards.
The Only Street in Paris

Exclusive Book Excerpt: “The Only Street in Paris”

Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino shares an excerpt from her latest book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, where she leads publisher Arianna Huffington on a secondhand clothing shopping expedition on her beloved rue des Martyrs.

The Motherhood Diaries: 6 Tips for Holidaying with a Baby

Recently, my husband and I undertook a major challenge. Now, just for context, you should know that we have both climbed some serious mountains in our time. Yet nothing prepared us for what we did last month. We went on holiday with our baby.
Paris for seniors

Never Too Old to Enjoy Paris

It's hard to resist Paris at any age, but for some people this city is not particularly user-friendly. Find out how Paris for Seniors is making the city an accessible travel option for seniors and also for those who may need a little extra TLC.