7 simple tips to “café” like a pro in Paris

7 simple tips to “café” like a pro in Paris

I know café is not really a verb.  But I’m choosing to ignore that. So how does one “café” in Paris?  Follow these 7 simple tips from the Paris Tourist Office and your waiter might not even realize you’re a tourist (unlikely, but possibly!). 1....
Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

The Eiffel Tower, that accidental icon of Paris, is under constant threat, and the armed soldiers walking around the base are doing nothing to stop it.  Though their presence is accepted and appreciated by visitors and Parisians alike, the threat I’m talking...
High season in Europe?  What high season?

High season in Europe? What high season?

“When is the best time to travel in Europe?”  Great question!  I think the answer is “whenever you can!” I am often asked about the merits of travelling in Europe during the so-called “shoulder” season as opposed to...
Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Nobody is going to accuse me of being a fashionista (I’m not even sure that term can be applied to a male?).  But I know from having taken thousands of travellers through La Ville Lumière (the city of light) that a “break” from the landmarks and...
5 Things to Expect in Paris

5 Things to Expect in Paris

Paris is one the world’s great cities, but it can also be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Here are five good tips on what to expect from travel blogger Christine Gilbert: How does one write about Paris? Do they talk about the beauty of the city or the...