Paris has lots to offer for the food lover. As in most big cities, not all the best restaurants are at “Main and Main”. A bit of research prior to traveling and the right questions while in Paris will yield pleasurable dining.
Macarons are a treat our family has become somewhat addicted to. Anyone that’s seen my sweet tooth shouldn’t be surprised. These tasty treats can be found all over Paris. Here’s our thoughts on 3 popular choices.
I think it would be pretty cool to hang out on the Champs-Elysees without car traffic. It’s frequently jammed with traffic. And, even though there aren’t as many local merchants as there used to be, I think it would be a nicer experience to wander without the annoyance of car traffic.
Unless you visit on a very busy day, it’ll probably take you longer to get to the Arc de Triomphe than it will to climb to the top. It’s a classic tourist spot, but the crowds shouldn’t deter you from a quick trip to see on of France’s most recognizable national monuments.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is located in the 17th arrondissement, not far from the Arc du Triomphe. You’ll hear a lot of folks rave about Park Hyatt Place Vendome in Paris, but I think the Hyatt Regency can hold its own, especially with a renovation coming up.
There are so many low-cost carriers in Europe it’s very easy to get from place to place without paying a ton. Aegean is not a traditional low-cost carrier but they do offer plenty of cheap tickets through their route network, which is bigger than you might think.
Wow Air, the discount carrier based in Iceland, is hitting East Coast customers with another fare sale. And, availability is actually pretty decent. I spent some time poking around on their website and found decent availability to Paris and Copenhagen, where pretty much every Sunday in February and most in April had 2 seats for $149 one-way from BWI (Washington, DC). For returns, I found CPH had better availability, mostly at $179. There also are a bunch of dates where you’ll find $99 one-way flights to Iceland, though there’s a […]