I arrived in the fall, when the markets proudly displayed whole mallard ducks and chestnuts fresh from the tree. I was there during the grey, drizzly days of winter, when I tucked into a plate of Japanese curry with kimchi on the Rue Saint-Anne. I was there when snow dusted the roofs of Montmartre, when spring came seemingly overnight and the pollarded trees budded green. I was there in summer when I downed cheap cider on the banks of the Seine until three in the morning, the glass bottle cold against my fingers. I was there on the 90-degree days, when I laid on the grass at Parc Buttes Chaumont with friends, munching on chips and squinting under the summer sun. … [Read more...] about Dear Paris: A Love Letter to the City I Finally Adore
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Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Jacket Whether you’re commuting to work or taking a rental bike around a foreign city, the Elite 2.1 Jacket by Showers Pass will keep you (and your stuff—there are plenty of pockets, including one with an audio port) dry and protected from the wind. Working up a sweat? This coat (available for men and women) has seven venting options to cool you down. And you’ll stay safe with the 3M reflective trim that keeps you visible from all angles. … [Read more...] about The 9 Best Lightweight Fall Jackets for Travelers
When it comes to leaf peeping, there are plenty of places in Boston, as well as across Massachusetts and around New England, where folks can check out the brilliant colors of the season. … [Read more...] about Where’s your favorite place to see fall foliage in New England?
Rainbow Vista Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, NV Anyone who’s ever stared into an evening campfire knows there’s more to see than red and orange. Watch long enough and you’ll see white and even blue dance among the embers. In the fall, get a similar fiery color show on the Rainbow Vista Trail, a short but remarkable loop through sandstone towers and narrow canyons in the Nevada desert. From the trailhead, head east on the sandy trail; bright red-orange towers frame the draw on either side in impossible wind-carved formations. The desert opens up less than a quarter mile from the parking lot, in a broad sandy bowl between ridges; turn left here to start the main 1.6-mile loop. As you hike along the edge of the rocks more ridges rise into view, striped pink and white and even blue in the far Muddy Mountains. Partway around take a slight detour up a narrow canyon to the Fire Canyon Overlook, the perfect spot for a lunch break. The overlook drops away into a bright … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
If you’re a luxury traveler like me, then in Bremen there’s really only one choice – the Dorint Park Hotel. Walking up to this 19th-century mansion, I felt like I was checking into a palace and not just a hotel. It makes sense really, the Dorint Park is Bremen’s only 5-star hotel, an accolade they take very seriously. Enjoying a picture perfect spot on Holler Lake at the end of the Burgerpark, it honestly doesn’t get much better than this. Inside the hotel is just as impressive, with large and inviting spaces and rooms that are meticulously decorated. It’s also a modern hotel, so in addition to those older touches of refinement the Dorint Park enjoys every convenience the modern traveler could want, and since they’re currently going through a refurbishment those touches will only improve. I couldn’t imagine a better hotel experience in Bremen and I know my first stay won’t be my last. … [Read more...] about My Easy Love for Bremen, Germany in 5 Moments