Budgeting is an important part of travel planning. Here’s one person’s advice on what meals cost in Paris.
There aren’t as many hostels in the Latin Quarter as you might expect, but if you’re on a budget these are the places to look for cheap rooms.
For many years, the only season when I thought of traveling was during the summer. When I was younger, this was basically due to the restrictions of a school schedule – the only times I traveled when it wasn’t summer was for study abroad trips. But even when I was […]
If you want to stay on Paris’ fashionable Right Bank without spending a fortune, these Right Bank hostels will help you accomplish that.
There isn’t an embarrassment of riches when it comes to hostels near the Eiffel Tower, but there are a couple worth noting.
June in Paris begins the popular and busy summer season in the City of Lights, when the weather is wonderful and there’s a festival going on every time you turn around. Of course, word has gotten out about how lovely Paris is in June, so you won’t be the only […]
I’ve poked around looking at hostels in Paris enough now to realize that just because I type the words “hostels in Saint-Germain-des-Pres” into a search box doesn’t mean I’m going to come up with anything. And it did take more digging than normal to put together this list of hostels […]
The Cathedral of Notre Dame is one of Paris’ most famous attractions, and it just so happens to sit squarely on the island where the city was originally born. So historically speaking, it’s definitely one of the most important parts of Paris. But being an island – and a fancy […]
You’ve just bought a ten-pack of Paris Metro tickets (a carnet) and none of them work! When you try to go through the turnstile, the red light flashes. Have you put your metro tickets in a pocket that also has keys, spare change or a USB memory stick? Any of […]
As of today (May 4,’09) there are four reported cases of swine flu in Paris. (One couple had recently returned from a trip to Mexico). The buzzword here is ‘serenity and vigilance’. Tomorrow a campaign to encourage healthy practices such as washing hands and not coughing all over strangers in […]