All posts by Andrea Szyper

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7 Ways to be More Parisian

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The French have it. In terms of style and fine living, it is hard to top the French, and the Parisians in particular. So how do they do it? And how can you fit in while traveling in Paris, or bring a little French style into your own life at home? Here are some ideas. Read More

Fiesole above Florence

Fiesole: Etruscan Glory Just Above Florence

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A short taxi or bus ride from the city center of Florence, Fiesole doesn’t feel quite as ambitious as a day trip. Yet its history is distinct and important. No trip to Florence is complete without a side trip up into its surrounding hills. Though it too gets crowded with tourists, Fiesole’s hilltop village atmosphere is a nice foil for Florence’s grandiosity.

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The Stylish Carry On

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Carry on packing advice

I just traveled for 3 weeks, on a trip that covered 5 countries and included countryside and city stays, plus a luxury river cruise. And I did it with only a carry-on. Friends and fellow travelers were surprised, but it was no hardship. Here are the staples that made it easy:

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Renting a Vacation Apartment? Ask These 6 Things

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Luxury Paris vacation apartment

Considering an apartment for your next vacation? You are in good company. Still, it is important to be cautious, as online photos can be deceptive, and often user reviews are skewed or misleading. Cultural differences further complicate the European vacation rental market, and the irregularities that come with historic buildings can warrant additional cautions. Read More