Favorite Streets in 12 European Cities – NYTimes.com

Photo credit: Alex Cretey-Systermans From the neon lights and sex shops of Boulevard de Clichy to the bucolic cobbled paths of Rue Georges Lardennois, Paris has a street for every mood and mission. You can enjoy a walkable feast amid the fine food shops of Rue de Bretagne, stagger between bars on Rue de Lappe and then rejuvenate with a run on the Promenade Plantée, a disused elevated railway line blooming with gardens. But if you are...

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When Is It OK To Sleep Naked In Hotels?
Dec27

When Is It OK To Sleep Naked In Hotels?

There are many hard-and-fast rules of etiquette to follow when traveling. But once the “do not disturb” sign goes up for the night, a particularly, um, interesting question arises: Is it OK to sleep naked in a hotel room?  The topic piqued our interest after travelers on Quora discussed the issue in a recent thread. Some cited fears about sleeping in the buff, while others saw no issue whatsoever. (C’mon, when hotel...

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Hearts and Minds | SAVEUR
Aug07

Hearts and Minds | SAVEUR

I landed in Kuwait on February 28, 2003, less than a month after my 19th birthday, as a private first class with the rest of the 101st Airborne Division. Two years earlier, after an aimless semester of college during which the Twin Towers fell, I’d filled out the information request form on GoArmy.com, looking for some direction in my life. I was thrilled when we were deployed to Iraq. It felt like my chance to do something...

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Forget Spain and Italy: Beautiful holiday islands of GREECE are best in Europe |Daily Express
May07

Forget Spain and Italy: Beautiful holiday islands of GREECE are best in Europe |Daily Express

The Canary Islands and Balearics may be the most popular resorts for British sunseekers but they are way down the list for the quality of their accommodation, the study found. Instead it is Greek islands that dominate the list compiled by hotel search site Trivago from the reviews found on more than 200 global booking sites. At number one is Ios, one of the smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, an extension of the Med familiar to...

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Why Is Air Travel So Expensive in Canada?! | Hopper.com
Apr23

Why Is Air Travel So Expensive in Canada?! | Hopper.com

As every Canadian knows, flying within Canada can cost a small fortune. It’s especially jarring when we see the insanely low prices that are available to our American neighbors on budget airlines like Spirit and Southwest. In a lot of cases, it’s even cheaper to fly from Canada to foreign destinations like Hawaii or Las Vegas than it is to hop on a plane and fly to a nearby Canadian city. But why is that? Why is it cheaper...

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Middle Seat that is Halfway-Pleasant | Travel + Leisure
Apr23

Middle Seat that is Halfway-Pleasant | Travel + Leisure

 By Erika Owen If Thompson Aero Seating has its way, the days of cramming into the middle seat, engaging in the passive-aggressive skirmish for the armrests, will be long gone. The Northern Ireland seating manufacturer has transformed the infamous center seat into the prime place to park yourself for the duration of your flight, thanks to its staggered Cozy Suite design. The design detail making the middle seat worth fighting over: an...

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