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Revolt, Resistance, Renewal: A History of Paris In The Wake Of Charlie Hebdo

Paris, to me, is a city that always feels like itself. Even as it changes, it always feels the same, au fond, deep down. But what do I know? I’ve only lived here eight years. I’m not French, not Parisian, and likely […]

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Lighting Up Green: Tips For Responsible Northern Lights Travel

It seems fitting that the most prevalent color in the Northern Lights is green. As nature’s greatest light show plays across upturned faces it serves as a gentle reminder as we let that we need to be aware of the […]

Sweet Surprises: What You Never Knew About The French Macaron

Sweet Surprises: What You Never Knew About The French Macaron

  Every few years, a new dessert seems to become particularly trendy. A couple of years back, it was all about the cupcake. For a bizarre, dazed moment in time, the most popular pastry seemed to be the cronut. In […]

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Exploring a new part of the world can take many forms. On one hand, cycling around an unfamiliar city or town on a fine day, zipping down its hills, coasting through its parks and market places and snaking through its […]

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Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015

Food loving travelers, rejoice! If you want a guilt-free way to enjoy the best wines, seafood and regional cuisine around the world, choose from these food-fitness safaris, active trips that will have you burning calories without even realizing it. In […]

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When American Barbecue Invades The European Kitchen

“What we are is the barbecue police,” Carolyn Wells says as she surveys the stands that have popped up in this field in Flanders. She looks the part in her Kansas City Barbecue Society sweatshirt, and I’m not the only […]

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French Food Culture: The Illustrious History Of The Croissant

Paris is famed for its pastry, but while millefeuille is marvelous and fans of the éclair abound, the heart and soul of French pastry is undoubtedly the croissant. A breakfast favorite and the source of inspiration for concoctions from the […]

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Drinking Culture: A Sip Of Corfu, Greece

While many people know Greece for its wine — especially Santorini with its assyritiko — there’s another island offering a completely different drink experience. Actually, it offers two. On the beautiful Corfu, home to attractions like Sisi’s Palace, Mount Pantokrator […]