What city do you (or would you) travel to holiday shop?

Yes, I am already making my lists and have even purchased a few goodies for friends and family. I love this time of year and enjoy finding that perfect present. I do plenty of online shopping but also peruse boutiques and local shops for unique gifts. One of the cities I enjoy for this is Vancouver, Canada. My husband and I live in Seattle and relish the 3-hour drive up north for Christmas shopping– so much so that it’s...

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Free things to do in Paris

The view from the highest point in the city is free (and a great place to kiss apparently). So far in 2010, Paris has been experiencing a return to prominence as the top European destination for travelers. I found the city so beautiful with art, food, and wonderful people on nearly every corner. Plus it’s so easy to get around on the excellent Metro system. To really enjoy Paris you don’t have to spend a lot of money...

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Travel Craft

I spent much of this weekend trolling the world of hand made crafts on Etsy.com looking for a perfect gift for someone. Along the way I discovered these perfect travel related items I couldn’t wait to share with you here. How cute are these Compass Cufflinks by westergard11. They actually work, so even if you’re dressed up for some fun in a strange town, you won’t get lost. Cufflinks not your thing?...

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Paris Shopping by Neighborhood

Surprising a lot of people, Paris is a top destination for Spring Break this year. If you’re on your way for spring break or any other season, you may want to map out your shopping strategy in advance. Paris is broken into neighborhoods or as they call them arrondissements. Each has a unique character, special restaurants, and shopping. But there are a few that are clearly the best: 1st Arrondissement — Where the 1st...

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New York City – Few tips for travelers…

I just got back from New York lately and thought it might be good idea to share some of my experience. Probably the most important thing is to understand that no matter if you have been there once twice or more, this is a never ending city. I was in NYC many times before and I am willing to take a flight again right now… Obviously , I could write a book on NYC but this is just a post so I have decided to limit myself to 3 tips...

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