Ski Chamonix

Are you planning a ski vacation? If you want to visit a beautiful area of the world with wonderful skiing, consider visiting Chamonix.

Etretat France – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of  Etretat France. Etretat, a commune in the northern section of France, is best known for its breathtaking cliffs. Many beach resorts are located around these cliffs, however the year-round population of this area of France is only about 2,000. The city is located on the Alabaster Coast […]

Romantic Destinations in Paris

Paris is known as the city of love and it’s often a romantic destination for lovers looking to take their relationship to a new level or to rekindle an old flame. But once you arrive in Paris where do you go to actually experience the romance?

Visiting The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe is acknowledged as one of the most magnificent arches in existence, and beautiful places in all of Paris France. It sits exquisitely in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, an enormous traffic circle from which 12 streets, including the famed Champs-Elysees, radiate.

Visiting the Louvre

You could spend a month in the Louvre and not even scratch the surface of the museum’s collection of 35,000 works of art. Most of us don’t have the time for that, so here’s how to get the most from your visit without getting overstimulated. Buy a museum pass With the museum pass, there’s no […]

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Originally built as the main entrance for the 1889 World’s Fair, designer Gustav Eiffel could only get a 20-year permit for the structure. At the time, many thought it was an eyesore that clashed with traditional Paris architecture. By 1909 there were calls to tear it down. Yet the tower survived to become a symbol of Paris.

Viaduc de Millau – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Viaduc de Millau The Viaduc de Millau, or the Millau Viaduct, is a large road-bridge that spans the Tarn River valley near Millau in Southern France. It is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, standing at 1,125 feet high at its highest point. This means that […]

Three Best Churches in Paris

Paris is full of beautiful churches and you can stumble into quite a few of them just from random walking through the Paris streets. However, there are three famous Paris churches which really are too beautiful to miss. Notre Dame Cathedral is arguably Paris’s most famous church, or in fact one of the world’s most […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Saar River France

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Saar River France and was taken by Wolfgang Staudt Photo credit: Wolfgang Staudt

Top Landmarks in Paris

Where would be the first place that you would make sure to stop if you had the opportunity to take a vacation trip to Paris? Chances are that you would make sure to head to the because it’s the most famous landmark in Paris; it’s also one that’s hard to miss when you’re in the […]

Tour de France – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of the Tour de France Tour de France is the annual bicycle race through France that finishes in Paris. It is the most prestigious and oldest bike race in the world. Covering more than 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles), the race lasts 23 days and is broken into stages. […]

Historic Landmarks in Paris

Paris is known as one of the romantic cities in the world, part of the reasons for that designation is its romantic connection to the past. Paris has been a leading city and important cultural hub for more than two thousand years, its cultural significance and historical stamp can be felt the world over. Visitors […]

Countries and Their Monsters

Monsters.  What can  you say?  They’re awesome.  Those interested in traveling to areas of historic significance may be frustrated that the kids couldn’t care less about a castle.  But tell them a werewolf was once thought to live in the nearby forest and their ears will perk right up.  Below is a list of several […]

Visit Mont Saint Michel in France

Mont Saint Michel is the kind of place that many of us have seen photographs of without realizing where or what it is – but it’s also a place well worth visiting. Found on the northern coast of France, less than a mile offshore, this island and its castle-like abbey have that fairytale quality of […]

French strike tomorrow will wreak havoc

Travel around Europe may be a little difficult tomorrow, thanks to a 24-hour strike by members of France’s public transport unions. The strike will effectively shut down major parts of the French transportation infrastructure, but its effects will ripple outward and no doubt affect other parts of the European mainland. The French national railway stated […]

A walk through the Tour de France

The 95th Tour de France starts July 5. This year the tour will begin in Brittany where the tour has started six times before. Choosing the route, which alters every year, begins three years in advance and must take several factors into account: International regulations: Rules stipulate that the course not exceed 3,500 kilometers spread […]

Tour de France 2009

The 96th Tour de France will be held in 2009 from July 4th to July 26th. The Tour de France features 21 stages and covers 3,500 kilometers (2200 miles). The stages are day long events and the racer’s times from each stage are totaled to determine the overall winner. The 21 stages are broken down […]

How to Plan a Wine Tour

Years ago, vacations were planned around national monuments, natural wonders, Uncle Joeâ��s farm or Grandmaâ��s house. Now planning a vacation for family or friends can cover all kinds of bases. There are eco-vacations, that explore the rain forests and attempt to combat global warming; there are â��volunteer vacationsâ�� that may involve working with Habitat for […]