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‘Like a Local’ City Guide: Paris Musts

Ahhh Paris. An exquisite city filled with touristy, romantic clichés and at over 16.06 million visitors, one of the world’s most visited offering almost every kind of experience to the foot-weary tourist.  With the typical Eiffel Tower, Bateaux Mouches rides on the Seine or un café or demi-litre of white...

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The Easy, East End of Provincetown, Massachusetts

Dreaming of an all-American, bunting and burgers kind of summer beach vacation this year? Then the hurdy-gurdy, loud lewdness of Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts is for you. Join the throngs of foot traffic that daily battle the throngs of car-laden, lost tourists on the one lane, one-way main street that dissects...

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Fall in Love with New York

If you are lucky enough to be in New York in October and experience some luxurious, late Indian Summer like conditions, then hop the B train to Brooklyn, exit at Flatbush and enter into Prospect Park where you can join the nannies with their strollers, the zealous joggers and cyclists...

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La Belle Ville de Québec!

I arrive in Québec City to road construction and halting traffic  on an overcast and rain-dappled Wednesday afternoon. My curious eyes catch the many typical low-rise, short walk-up homes, covered with silver painted tin mansard roofs, slightly dilapidated and in need of repair. The same, silver-coated and cross-topped Church steeples...

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A Long Weekend and Some Lagniappe in New Orleans

In New Orleans “speak” – the language often used by New Orleanians to give meaning and pronunciation to certain local words – the word lagniappe (pronounced “lan-yap”) means “a little something extra”, “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure”. Mark Twain writes about the word in a chapter...

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A Feasting Week in Palm Springs, California

If you are acquainted with any budding mid-century Desert Modernism Architectural Enthusiasts or Retro Hipster Rat Pack followers than chances are you have heard about the many charms of Palm Springs. Recently rated one of Frommers Travel Top 10 Destinations for 2014 and also Travel + Leisure's most romantic winter destinations in the US, Palm...

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