- Jul 14Ever since F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald landed in the south of France during the Twenties, the Cote d’Azur has been a haven for the beautiful and the gifted who are drawn to the azure waters of the Mediterranean and the pink villages of France.
- By ELAINE GANLEY | Jul 3Spend a day, and a de rigueur night, here and you can walk hand-in-hand with Woody Allen through the City of Light he portrays in "Midnight in Paris," his sweet and zany valentine to the French capital.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jul 5The wealthiest city in Europe, Zurich has been designated the city with the best quality of life in the world - for seven years in a row. A world leader in climate control, Zurich is also a city where a plurality of citizens profess no faith or religion.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jun 8The airport is in France - but your ticket says Switzerland - and the official language is German. Carmen Sandiego, where are we now? Located on the river Rhine, where the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany meet, Basel is a nexus of culture.
- May 28Switzerland is a country roughly the size of the state of Maryland, with a population less than New York City - and yet, what an inordinate amount of influence this one country has had on European and global culture.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | May 28Consistently ranked among the world’s top ten cities for quality of life, Bern, the capital of Switzerland, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for its medieval Old Town, built in 1191 - and in springtime, few places are as beautiful.
- Jul 21Nearly one in four residents of Montpellier, France is a student, which makes for an eternally youthful city - even one that was founded in 985 AD. If Paris is for lovers, Montpellier is for students in love - and especially in summer.
- Jul 28Il Chiostro has been organizing a one-week workshop in Italy for gay men every year since 2000. Each year they select a new destination, settle in, and slowly absorb the culture, art, cuisine, wine, and traditions.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jul 14With at least fifteen gay bars, three gay beaches, two major LGBT festivals, and as many rainbow flags as wave in le Marais in Paris, Nice has become the de facto gay resort of France.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jul 19For many of us, jotting down a list of dream travel destinations is an annual (if not monthly) pastime. Presumably, "Taking Root In Provence" author Anne-Marie Simons did the same thing while working for 30 years in the Washington D.C. area.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Aug 2Even with a weakened dollar, it’s still possible to vacation in Paris. Picnic on the banks of the Seine. Wander the Tuileries. Stroll through the Marais. A thousand quotidian pleasures will remind you why you’ll always love Paris best.
- By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Jul 9Walking, Paris’ elite cadre of haute couture designers seems to have determined, is out - at least for the handful of women wealthy enough to fork out the price of a car for a single dress.
- By Pascal Fonquernie | Jul 19When summer heats up, Parisians head to the seaside and countryside to enjoy their holidays. But the capital city is the place to be! There is so much to do and see in Paris during the summer months. Here are just a few highlights of our favorite events.
- By DAVID K. RANDALL | Jul 18I was riding along trails laid out for French monarchs, a bottle of wine and a day’s lunch on my back. But where Louis XIV rode a horse, I had a humble beach cruiser.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jul 21Nearly thirty years ago, Montpellier, France had been our home. In those days, Montpellier was a sleepy town - and now, it’s the fastest growing city in France. So we returned to Montpellier to discover whether we or the city had changed more.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jul 25One of the biggest Pride celebrations - and longest: ten days and nights! - turns 21 this year. That’s right, Manchester Pride, winner of "Best UK Pride" and a nominee for "World’s Best Pride" shows the world why I [HEART} MCR is a global sentiment.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Sep 21In the greatest of the world’s cities, there exist certain restaurants that become larger than life, serving as theaters for that city and its more flamboyant players. In Paris, that theater has been Maxim’s.
- By Pascal Fonquernie | Nov 30For the Parisian tourist industry, 2011 has been one of the best years ever! The number of visitors has reached its highest levels in the past 5 years. Paris is still the most visited city in the world and Le Marais is becoming the most desired area.
- By Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle | Jan 25History, geography, and current events have never been my strong suits. But even I, who would rather be immersed in a plate of
loukamoades(Greek doughnuts) than stumbling among the rubble of an archeological ruin, found myself inspired.
- Dec 23After five years of research and construction kept under wraps, the new 23-room "straight-friendly" Jules et Jim hotel opened December 19, 2011 in the heart of Paris, a five minute walk from the Georges Pompidou Center.
- Mar 4When armchair travelers dream of a visit to The City of Light, the Cole Porter classic song’s "April in Paris" lyrics remind listeners it can be the perfect time to get ahead of the summer crowds and explore fabled sights.
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