Places

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 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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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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