Leah Walker

August 15, 2018
Travel in Thailand: 48 Hours in Bangkok premium
No single adjective characterizes the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. In fact, it’s difficult to describe the sights, sounds, smells, and humidity that abruptly greet you as you step out from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok is a city that truly needs to be experienced to be appreciated, and that’s a major part of why it’s […]
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August 6, 2018
Travel in Switzerland: Things to do in Lausanne premium
Lausanne is often overlooked when talking about Switzerland’s most prominent tourism hubs, but over time this had an unexpected upside. The city became something of an acquired taste, a mélange of cultural influences that Switzerland is famous for, and a distinctly local identity that makes it quintessentially Swiss. Believe it or not, there are plenty […]
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July 6, 2018
5 Things you Probably Don’t Know about Visiting Galeries Lafayette in Paris premium
The department store concept was invented in Paris, and although Galeries Lafayette wasn’t the first, it is synonymous with shopping in Paris. As with Macy’s in New York City and Harrods in London, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is much more than a place to exercise your credit card; it’s a destination in and of itself. Making […]
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June 24, 2018
36-Hours in the Eternal City: There’s No Place Like Rome premium
To step foot into Rome is to experience a history that dates back 700 years before Christ. It literally is older than Jesus. The Eternal City is deeply rooted in its past which has inspired sayings and artists alike. Michelangelo and Da Vinci defined the Italian Renaissance with their art. Augustus and Julius Caesar developed […]
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June 15, 2018
The Dreaded Long Layover: 5 Ways to Pass Time at the Airport premium
In May, I spent 15 mind-numbing hours at the Muscat International Airport. After a wonderful week in Oman, this wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up my trip. I was so early that I couldn’t check my suitcase and there was nowhere to store it. I considered spending time in the city, but the thought […]
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June 5, 2018
Renting and Buying Luxury Designer Goods in Paris premium
I first stumbled upon InstantLuxe.com a few months ago while searching for a vintage Rolex. I’d never heard of the site and was leery as I scrolled through the photos of designer watches. As I looked closer at the site, I discovered that it’s part of Groupe Galeries Lafayette, which added instant credibility. Lo and […]
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