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Paris Travel Secrets

19th century Paris witnessed, in its studios and neighbourhoods, the birth of many art movements. In the middle of the century many changes appeared; such as industrialisation, capitalism, and the great Haussmannian works that transformed the Parisian landscape. Impressionists appeared at that time and have shown in their paintings this Read more…

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Provence: An Outdoor Paradise

Nestled between the Alps to the East, the ancient mountains of the Massif Central to the west and the “Great Blue” otherwise known as the Mediterranean sea to the South, Provence has for thousand of years been a haven for many civilizations that enjoyed its mild climate plentiful natural resources and its unique topography that confers its special light and character. (more…)

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Zion National Park: History and Activities

When the original Mormon settlers in southwest Utah saw the fantastically shaped 3,000-foot sandstone cliffs that formed the canyon of the north fork Virgin River, just north of present-day Springdale, they decided the terrain resembled Zion, the heavenly city described in the Old Testament. Mormon leader Brigham Young, hearing that Read more…

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Grand Canyon: Toroweap

Experts say a good way to remember somebody’s name is to associate it an object or picture. If you meet a man named Miller, you think of a windmill or a pepper grinder, then recall that image when you meet him again. When I first met John Riffey in late Read more…

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European Backpacking: 4 Ways To Save Money

Book UK trains online, but don’t worry about Mainland European ones. In most of mainland Europe, trains seem to cost around €10 per hour of travel, with no difference for online purchase. The UK however is a much different story, with trains heavily discounted online. See nationalrail.co.uk. Take advantage of Read more…

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