Europe

10 Ways to Save Money on Family Travel to Paris

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2017 /
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You've booked the flights, gotten the guidebooks, and are finalizing your budget for your trip to Paris. Now that reality has set in, it's a good idea to find ways to save money on Family Travel in Paris. Never fear! Although Paris can be expensive, there are definitely ways to cut costs without turning your journey into a cheapskate's dream.

Travel from Paris: 20 Tips on Taking the TGV

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 28, 2017 /
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Ready to jet from Paris for the weekend – fast?! Take the TGV, which is a world-record speed holder train, heading from city to city at up to 200mph. Hubbed in Paris, the TGV (pronounced tay-jzay-vay) is a train system that is an economical way to explore Europe – all within a few hours travel time.

The Rock Animals of Eidsfjord, Sortland in Vesterålen, Norway

by Benny Hoynes / Jun 24, 2017 /
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Here are photos of some animals, made in stone, at Kjørstad, Eidsfjord, Vesterålen. It's a 40 min drive from my home. You can see cormorant bird, cow, eagle, fox, puffin, black grouse, seagulls, a stone church, a stone man, and a turtle.

They are placed around in the woods, not far away from the gravel road. A person made these things out of rocks. Take a look...

Getting To and From the Airport in Paris

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Paris is consistently ranked among the top cities in the world for tourist visits, and often places in the top three results in lists from media and publications such as CNN, TripAdvisor, and Condé Nast Traveler.

Studying Abroad in London: Weekend Trips You Should Take

by Heather Robinette / Mar 14, 2017 /
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Studying abroad in London was a life-changing experience, but it also gave me the opportunity to see more than just London. It is really easy to take a day trip or weekend trip out of the city. Luckily, my program provider, Academic Programs International, included several weekend and day trips. There are still manyplaces I wished I would have had time to check out, but it was a great experience!

Uncovering Lesser-known Historic Sites on Italy’s Pilgrimage Route

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The Via Francigena (fran-CHEE-jee-nah) is a pilgrimage route from the Middle Ages that starts in England and crosses France and Switzerland before entering Italy at the Gran San Bernardo Pass. Less known than the Spanish pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena was revived in the 1990s and is becoming more traversed each year

In 2009, after a divorce and a traumatic illness, I undertook a solo pilgrimage on the Via Francigena, inspired by a desire to purge emotional demons and achieve more of a heart-mind-body connection. 

Epic Photos from Northern Norway

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A trip around where I live. All pics are under 30 min drive from my home, here in Sortland, Northern Norway.

Tree at Godfjord. Epic Photos from Northern Norway by Benny Høynes
Tree at Godfjord

The mountain Reka. Epic Photos from Northern Norway by Benny Høynes
The mountain Reka

The Chosen Maiden: Bronia Nijinska and Modern Dance

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If I were to dance these words, I would dance the drops of rain falling on parched earth. 

An Unusual Way to Explore Barcelona

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Barcelona – this seaside town has much to offer visitors, from delicious food to Gaudi’s famous buildings. But as with any large city, how do you fit it all in? One way we love is discovering the city by bike! There are many locations for bike rentals in Barcelona, so wherever you are staying, you can hop on a bike and explore. There are bike paths, and the city is used to having plenty of bike traffic (as always, follow local traffic rules).

Top 10 Attractions to Visit in Switzerland

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Visiting Switzerland brings you up close to a place where the air is fresh, the people are subdued, and the outdoor and cultural sights are plentiful. This landlocked country is known for the beauty of its Swiss Alps, the stunning azure waters of its pristine lakes, and its modern city centers of culture. Expect to hear a variety of languages in this melting pot of people with German, French, and Italian heritage. Here are 10 top attractions to visit during your tour of Switzerland.

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