Tag Archives: France

Featured Article


While doing a trail run recently I passed a group of six older folks. My best guess is that these “spry” seniors were in their early 60s and out taxing themselves with a brisk hike in the hills. It was a single track, so they moved aside to let me continue my run. As soon as I passed, I heard one of them say, “Ahhh…youth!” I was startled to hear this and quickly turned around to see who they might be referring to, only to discover it was me. Continue reading

Recent Articles

10 Film Festivals and the Boingo Hotspots in Those Cities


If you’re a film buff, check out Cheapflights.com’s list of top ten film festivals worldwide.  To help you stay connected online while you’re enjoying the cinema experience, we’ve provided links below to the Boingo hotspots available in each festival’s city. Have you attended any of the film festivals on this top ten list? Tell us about your experiences! 1. Sundance Film Festival – Park City, Utah, United States Click here to see a list of 29 Boingo hotspots in Park City, Utah 2. International Film Festival Rotterdam – the Netherlands Click here to see a list of 177 Boingo hotspots in Rotterdam, Netherlands 3. Cannes International Film Festival – Cannes, France Click here to see a list of 348 Boingo hotspots in Cannes, France 4. Guadalajara Film Festival – Guadalajara, Mexico Click here to see a list of 175 Boingo hotspots in Guadalajara, Mexico 5. Rooftop Films – New York, New York, United States Click here to see a list of 877 Boingo hotspots in New York, New York 6. Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, Canada Click here to see a list of 264 Boingo hotspots in Toronto, Canada 7. Venice International Film Festival – Venice, Italy Click here to see a list of 63 Boingo hotspots in Venice, Italy 8. Hong

Recent Articles

Travel Tuesday Deals – 6/7/2011


Cirque de Soleil is coming to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles! If you don’t live in any of those cities, consider a travel package through Amtrak. The New York package starts at $539 and includes: round trip train travel, two nights at the Belvedere Hotel, and orchestra seating for the Zarkana show. The Chicago package starts at $385 and includes: roundtrip train travel,  two nights at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, level 1 seating for the OVO show. The Los Angeles package starts at $535 and includes: round trip train travel, two nights at the Renaissance Hollywood hotel, and orchestra seating for the Iris show. Use promo code AV-CDS and book by June 24, 2011 to receive the discounted rate. (Via Amtrak Vacations) Planning a getaway for the American Independence holiday? Frommer’s features a top ten list of July 4th travel specials. Our favorite is the “July Fourth Star Spangled Beach Party” package through the Mountain Creek Inn in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Rates start at $159 per night, with the following inclusions: choice of inn, secluded cottage or luxury villas for accommodations; Beach Olympics and circus performance; miniature golf and BBQ; breakfast on July 4th; fireworks; and admission to the garden center. Offer valid for stays between July 2nd through July 4th. (Via Frommer’s)

Recent Articles

10 Cool Outdoor Cinemas Around the World


Watching a movie on a big screen al fresco ranks among our most memorable travel experiences. We’ve watched films under the night sky and stars in Munich, Paris and Denver — each experience was unique in its setting and cultural flavor. All three were festive outings that included friends, picnics and wine. Unfortunately, there aren’t an abundance of outdoor cinemas around the world (maybe this will change over the years), but below is a list of ten that are just beginning to launch their summer screenings (note that locations in Australia, which offers several outdoor cinemas, are not included as their summer season is over). Have you watched a movie at any of the open-air cinemas below or elsewhere? 1. Athens, Greece – Zefyros Outdoor Cinema The scene: Screenings are located in a courtyard behind a bright pink building View of lovely garden Chairs available Movies: classics (mainly American) in original language with Greek subtitles Ticket price: €8/person Food and drink: bring a picnic or purchase snacks from concessions Showtimes: two showings, one at 9 PM and another at 11 PM Opening months: June through September Click here for more info 2. Barcelona, Spain – Montjuic Castle The scene: Open

Recent Articles

Travel Tuesday Deals – 4/12/2011


Check out the newly launched Expedia app for iPhone! According to various news sources, the free app will also be available on additional smartphones (e.g., Android) and tablets in a few weeks. According to the New York Times, the Expedia app “uses the device’s location-based service to search hotel availability, but travelers can also input a destination. The results are displayed on an interactive map or in list form. Each hotel listing includes a slide show tour, along with its features and star rating. Once the hotel is booked, the details can be shared via e-mail or text, and added to the device’s calendar.” Download the free app here. Take yourself to a summer ballgame with AirTran Airway’s baseball special! The airlines is offering discounted airfare to and from various destinations in the U.S., including: Atlanta to Washington, D.C. $198, Baltimore to Boston $86, San Francisco to Jacksonville $308. Book by April 14, 2011 for travel through November 2, 2011. A ten-day advance purchase is required and blackout dates apply. (Via Frommer’s) Anyone like the sound of a 12-night cruise in the Mediterranean? Royal Caribbean International is offering a tour by sea of Italy, Greece and Turkey starting as low

Recent Articles

A Spontaneous Lifestyle of Unplanned Migrations and Gastronomic Adventures


Mark Wiens attributes his wandering spirit to a nomadic childhood living in a variety of countries including France, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, and the USA. He settled down briefly while obtaining a college degree in Global Studies but upon graduation, he set forth on a life of migrationology, a term he coined to mean “long-term travel.” Now, Mark is living the travel dream, migrating from country to country, absorbing the unique offerings of each culture. You can read all about his sundry experiences via his blog. But today, we’re singularly focused on Mark’s gastronomic adventures. Below, Mark shares his five favorite Southeast Asian dishes. I’m officially handing Mark the mic. In his own words… 1. Dampa Seafood Extravaganza- Manila, Philippines Seafood Dampa in Manila, the Philippines, is a sensational encounter with absurd portions of all food items hailing from the sea. The drill works like this; stroll through the raw seafood market, pick out kilos of your favorite seafood (from fish, to crab, to oysters, to mussels, to sea cucumbers), walk into one of the many restaurants located right next door, have a chef artfully transform your raw seafood into an unbelievable delicacy like chili crab, stir

Recent Articles

Need Tips on Traveling With Kids? Ask the Travel Mama.


If you’re a parent, then you know that traveling with kids is no easy feat. It seems most parents with young children travel less frequently or not at all. But not Colleen Lanin. When she became a mother five years ago, the consummate adventurer was determined to continue exploring the world — with her kids in tow. Colleen sought advice from other parents and read what little books were available on the subject. The tips she collected proved helpful, impelling her to share them with the moms and dads of the world. And thus was the genesis of Travel Mamas, a website for traveling with babies, toddlers, children and teens. Currently, Travel Mamas is celebrating its first anniversary with discounts and giveaways. Learn more here. Read about Colleen’s adventures as a travel mama in our interview below. Need additional guidance? Ask your questions in the comments section. What is the most kid-friendly vacation you’ve taken? The most kid-friendly vacation I’ve ever taken is a Disney Mediterranean Cruise, which I took when my daughter was two-and-a-half-years-old. Some vacations seem to focus more on the children’s needs than the parents, while others are more grown-up centric. However, this vacation was such fun