Archive | September, 2007

Hidden Paris: Tips for Hungry, Thirsty Travelers

Life’s too short. It takes time to discover all the quartiers that make up the 20 arrondissements of Paris. When you do find an excellent new restaurant tucked away somewhere, or a bar with a great atmosphere, you pass the information on like a precious gift. So here are a few of the gems I’ve […]

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September 29, 2007 by | Comments Off on Hidden Paris: Tips for Hungry, Thirsty Travelers

Central California on a Shoestring: My Credit Card Vacation

“I haven’t got any money either,”my friend Colin commiserated, as we discussed the absolutely irresponsible idea of spending a week exploring California. “Well, all the banks are supposed to fail anyway,” I rationalized. “Won’t they take our credit card debt with them?” And so the trip was on. The Griffith Park Observatory, the Los Angeles […]

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September 27, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Bath, England: A ‘How To’ Guide

Bath is a World Heritage Site for its architecture and history. But it’s also a modern city with a well-regarded university, cinemas, theatres, clubs, pubs, and shopping with excellent rail links. I highly recommend a visit. Rain is the one similarity between this visit and my last visit to Bath. The big difference between this […]

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September 26, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Montserrat: A Near Perfect Day Trip from Barcelona

Editor’s note: Despite being somebody who “doesn’t do tours,” Jodi surprised herself recently by having a great time on a day trip to the Pyrenees from Barcelona. This time around Jodi tackles Montserrat, vortex and all. Once again I leap into the friendly green mini-van for today’s tour to Montserrat and the Codorníu winery in […]

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September 25, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Darwin to Alice, Part IV

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles about Darwin, Alice Springs, and the quirkiness that is the Northern Territory of Australia by Jack Brown. You can read Jack’s first, second and third posts posts to catch up on where the road’s taken Jack. After 1,000 weary kilometres, hopefully you’ve managed some […]

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September 22, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Art of Travel: 7 Trips to New Worlds

I’ve noticed that some artists choose to live and work in one place, rarely leaving the confines of ‘home’. Others take journeys in their hometown, or to foreign lands. Others travel inside their own body or create virtual journeys through sound. Some artists even make travel an integral part of their work and life. This […]

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September 20, 2007 by | Comments Off on Art of Travel: 7 Trips to New Worlds

Grand Canyon and Skywalk Tours

The question I am posing — to visit or not to visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk when you’re heading to the Grand Canyon and/or taking a Grand Canyon tour. The Grand Canyon, on a tour from Las Vegas First, my bias in all this: I have never been to the Grand Canyon. And I am […]

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September 15, 2007 by | Comments Off on Grand Canyon and Skywalk Tours

Egypt: Some Like It Hot

Egypt in August was, in hindsight, an odd time to have chosen. But it fitted in with a whole lot of other plans so, “what they hey?” we thought. “What the temperature?”, would have been more apt. At an average daily temperature of 42C (107F) we didn’t understand what we were in for. But here […]

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September 14, 2007 by | 4 Comments

City Break: Barcelona

Barcelona has to be one of the coolest cities to visit in the Mediterranean. It’s certainly one of my favourites, and it’s large enough for several days’ sightseeing, as well as a decent base for exploring nearby towns on a day trip. What follows are the highlights from my visit last year, which would make […]

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September 12, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Zurich’s All Right!

I went to Switzerland by train – highly recommended. The scenery is so beautiful and the mountains majestic. Roads and railways fight each other for the narrow valley spaces. It was summer, June, and the highest mountains still had snow on them. Later, I was amazed to discover that not only were all the clocks […]

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September 11, 2007 by | Comments Off on Zurich’s All Right!