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Postcard from Antibes

Antibes is one of my favorite neighboring towns to Nice: a glorious sandy beach, a foie gras sandwich shop, a row of amazing yachts to wander. Friends and I loved hopping on the train to spend a sunny afternoon strolling through town and then setting...
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Postcard from the streets of Lyon

While Lyon isn't as pretty as, say, the awe-inspiring architecture of Paris or the breathtaking vistas of the French Riviera, it does have a certain gritty charm to it. The street art is often simple, but more thought-provoking than most. A few of my...
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Postcard from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of those perfectly picturesque cities: tree-lined canals, bicycle-lined cobblestone alleyways, old-style architecture. The skies may have been gray, but the cozy coffee shops provided the perfect escape. 2265...
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Lyon: more than just a place setting

Not many countries can boast a gastronomic capital. But this is France, and food is never taken lightly. Lyon, an industrial city along the Rhone, is known best for its nurturing of haute cuisine and its pork-filled bouchons. While the restaurants...
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Postcard from Provence

It's all about who you know, right? I'm lucky enough to have family friends who live in the heart of the French countryside. Down a bumpy, unpaved road outside of a tiny town that boasts a church, a bakery and a few assorted cafes, they live in utter...
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Not always cheap, but Paris is always a good idea

Paris is always a good idea. While that was Audrey Hepburn’s opinion, I’d have to say I agree. Paris is a city that captures the heart of Francophiles and Franco-wary alike, with its iconic architecture, world-famous gastronomy and unbelievably...
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Postcard from Oxford

I'm lucky enough to be friends with an Oxford University student, and thus was able to score not only a private tour of the town and university, but also get an inside look into student life at the first university in the English-speaking world....
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A Museum Night to remember

Many young people have a number of European festivals on their bucket list: La Tomatina in Spain, Oktoberfest in Germany, Carnival in Venice. However, there's an event in Amsterdam--and no, I'm not talking about the huge rave--one that's little-known...
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Postcard from the Woodland Cemetery

As I recently admitted on #TNI, I actually really like cemeteries. They're incredibly peaceful and serene--and in the case of Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm, Sweden--absolutely beautiful. I spent a morning wandering in this UNESCO World Heritage...
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My favorite restaurants in Nice

It’s easy to be fooled—and disappointed—by restaurants in Nice. Many cater to tourists, and feature overpriced, generic dishes and unenthusiastic staff. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the less-bustling streets and squares that highlight...
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