Leah Walker

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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June 2, 2018
Middle Eastern Travel: 3 Things to Know about Visiting Oman premium
It isn’t often that I take an actual vacation, although if you follow me on social media, you likely think my entire existence is a holiday. Not so! In addition to the Leah Travels social media, blog {although that’s been neglected as of late}, and journalism writing, I also manage the social media for two […]
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May 10, 2018
A Work of Art—and Sound—at Galeries Lafayette premium
You probably know Galeries Lafayette as one of Paris’ premier shopping destinations, but did you know it’s home to an actual gallery? Galerie des Galeries presents exciting exhibitions throughout the year, and the one on now through June 24 will be music to your ears—literally.
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April 25, 2018
Shop ’till you Drop: Guide to Getting your VAT back in France premium
One of the best things about visiting France is the shopping. AND, if you happen to be a non-European Union resident, you can shop ‘till you drop for less by claiming back your sales tax. Since this concept doesn’t exist in the United States, Americans can find the process quite confusing. Thus, I’ve put together […]
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March 21, 2018
5 Things to do at Galeries Lafayette in Paris (other than Shopping) premium
Did you know that the department store concept was created in Paris? It was in the mid-1800s that Paris shopping moved from covered passages to les grands magasins. These big stores set up shop on wide boulevards with plenty of lighting. It was in 1893 that two cousins from Alsace opened what is now known […]
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