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How to Help Hotels During the Pandemic

Planning travel now can provide security for hotels and savings for you. Across the globe, hotels are stepping up to help local governments, healthcare workers and those suffering from COVID-19. Some have become hospitals. (The Israeli hotel group Dan Hotels has converted two hotels: Tel Aviv’s Dan Panorama and the Dan Jerusalem […]

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Paris

The Best Bakeries in Paris

Where to find the best croissants, lemon tarts, eclairs and more in the city of pastries. I often joke that I have a talent for sniffing bakeries out like a bloodhound, and nowhere is this skill put to the test more than in Paris. As I walk and run through […]

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Food, Paris

Is Septime the Most Parisian Restaurant in Paris?

Talking local ingredients and graffiti with Chef Bertrand Grébaut plus tips for snagging a reservation. While it’s true that many non-French chefs have helped reinvigorate Paris’s dining scene in recent years, there are plenty of native sons who are contributing immensely. I think the neo-bistro Septime, owned and operated by […]

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Adventure, Food

Sandpoint Idaho Guide

45 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, this town on Idaho’s largest lake offers equally beautiful scenery and fewer crowds. Each summer, my family spends two weeks in Sandpoint, a town on Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle. I’ve done my fair share of traveling and I think this is one […]

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Paris

How to Order Bread in Paris Like a Local

Make your visits to the boulangerie more memorable and delicious by following these tips for buying bread in Paris. When I moved to Paris in 2015, I began making frequent trips to my neighborhood boulangerie just like Parisians do. On the first few visits, I found the frenetic pace and […]