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An exhaustive search for rain gear that can go from trail to city turns up some practical, fashionable options. When every ounce counts, we’ve got you covered.
Some of the best French souvenirs can enhance your kitchen back home. From glasses to gadgets, an avid cook reveals her sources.
For the most authentic experience, eat in residential neighborhoods where money goes further. Tips from those who have been around the block.
The genius of Vietnamese street food is creating something delicious from simple, inexpensive ingredients.
There’s a lot to love about Ha Long Bay: turquoise waters, massive limestone outcroppings, naturally formed beaches and stalactite-hung caves. But it can also be a mob scene.
A system in which hosts and guests rate each other has a chilling effect on travelers, and gives enormous power to homeowners.
From ambitious retrospectives and creative curation, to high-tech immersive art, these special exhibits give art buffs a reason to brave the cold.
My search for an affordable Paris rental led me to a part of the city not frequented by tourists. Then I fell in love with the neighborhood.
From pricey tourist traps to cheap thrills, the Paris rooftops are enchanting. Here’s where you can savor the most iconic vistas.
Any way you slice it, I went overboard with an impulsive – and bargain – purchase. Here’s how I tackled the culinary challenge.
For those who value freshness, giant French supermarkets are no competition for weekly outdoor markets. Here’s how to shop like a local in the Dordogne.
When an Alsatian butcher handed me a free pork shoulder, I didn’t know what to do with it. But I wasn’t about to let it go to waste.