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The Eiffel Tower: Up Close and Personal

Everyone visiting Paris should explore the Eiffel Tower – at least once. Visit all three levels and experience the historical panoramas of the city. But while a single exploration may satisfy the attraction of the tower itself, the views of … Continue reading

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Beauty & History along the Normandy Coast

The 4th of July holiday that we celebrate in the U.S. reminds us of the freedoms we enjoy today. But it’s also an opportunity to honor the many human sacrifices that have been made to create, ensure and maintain those … Continue reading

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Paris After Dark

Paris is known around the world as the City of Lights, or La Ville Lumiere, but the origin or true meaning of this moniker is a matter of some debate. It’s understandable that many assign this description to the fact … Continue reading

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A Loire Valley Castle – and Much More

France’s Château de Chenonceaux is one of the most popular castles in the beautiful Loire Valley. In fact, it is often listed as the second most visited castle in the country, behind only the Palace of Versailles. Built in the … Continue reading

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Escape from San Marco

Summer travel is in full swing throughout Europe now and, for the independent traveler, the age old problem has returned – how to avoid crowds while enjoying the journey. And this problem is bigger in Venice than in most other … Continue reading

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A Gaudi Feast in Barcelona

A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without a visit to some of the works of one of its most celebrated resident, Antonio Gaudi. Prior to his death in 1926 after being hit by a street car, the renowned … Continue reading

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Sites to See in Rome – The City’s Best Museum

From the Mammertine Prison that dates back to the 4th century BC, you’ve now walked up the 1st century “Stairs of Mourning” to reach the summit of the Capitoline Hill. For over two millennia this hill, like the forum below … Continue reading

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Sites to See in Rome – The City’s Most Infamous Stairway

From the Mamertine prison that dates back to the 4th century BC you can walk about 100 yards to reach two of Rome’s most popular museums in a wonderful square that was created by Michelangelo in the 14th century. And … Continue reading

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Sites to See in Rome – The City’s Most Infamous Prison

One of the most popular sites to visit in Rome is the Roman Forum, located immediately adjacent to the even more popular Coliseum. While it’s estimated that some 4 million visitors tour the coliseum, around 2.5 million make it over … Continue reading

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A Modern Jewel in Copenhagen

As our walk in Copenhagen demonstrates, this is one of northern Europe’s most beautiful and historically important cites. But while the most impressive sights to see in Copenhagen are historic, the city has not ignored its present and future vibrancy … Continue reading

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