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December 24, 2018
Devour these 10 Classic French Christmas Foods premium
France is unlike any other country in the world, so it comes as no surprise that the French celebrate Christmas a bit differently too. Nativity scenes are loaded with unique characters, Santa is taller and thinner, and Boxing Day doesn’t exist. But perhaps the best of all French Christmas traditions is the classic French Christmas […]
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September 23, 2018
How to Pack for Paris in the Fall (without looking like a tourist) premium
In my article, “5 Ways to be a Better Tourist in Paris, “ I interviewed Parisians regarding their biggest pet peeves concerning visitors. Along with the loud talking, most mentioned sloppily dressed tourists as an annoyance. OK, so it’s not just enough to ask visitors to dress better, without defining what better constitutes {at least […]
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September 17, 2018
The Galeries Lafayette Go for Good Campaign premium
For more than 120 years, Galeries Lafayette has been a leader among department stores around the globe. In addition to being the renowned experts in event shopping and fashion, Galeries Lafayette has paved the way for more ethical and responsible retail experiences for stores and shoppers alike.
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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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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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July 19, 2017
5 Best Cities in the World for Business Travelers premium
George Clooney’s character in “Up in the Air” gives a glimpse into the life of a frequent business traveler. Hundreds of thousands of miles accrued, airport lounge access, an expense account, and an overflowing stack of loyalty status cards are just a few of the perks. As a business traveler who enjoys collecting miles more […]
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