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Okay, Superstorm Sandy is real. No matter where I’ve gone today, everyone has asked whether or not I have friends or family who are affected. Don’t get the idea that I’m being questioned by...

For those of us who live to travel and travel to live getting sick isn’t on the top of our anxiety list. We know what to, and what not to eat—fast food from street...

It's like visiting a foreign country without going abroad. Just a short drive from Maine, New York, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland, one can visit Montreal or Quebec City, the Province’s capital with the...

  If you have to explain to a US customs inspector what St. Bart’s is, you might cause some confusion. You see, St. Bart’s uses euros, calls are long-distance, the language spoken is French,...

“You know how painters are, I wanted to make them happy so I placed each one opposite his own picture, and they were happy, so happy that we had to send out twice for...

Winters in San Miguel Mexico allow one to follow the sun, eat and live well and enjoy people and ideas from around the world. This is our fourth winter here and again it is...

Paris bound or, for that matter, traveling anywhere? Air travel is rife with health challenges because planes are essentially flying Petri dishes. Even if you’re 100% germ-free, as soon as you board the flight,...

Saint-Denis stained glass window. Photo by S. Peabody. Exploring Paris Spiritual Places by Sally Peabody Paris is a multi-layered feast from any of numerous perspectives. My own preferred "lens" on Paris has always been culinary and cultural....

I found this delicious recipe for torta di carote (carrot cake) - Italian style – on the ItalianMade website (a treasure trove of information on Italian cuisine and wine). Full of almond powder and...

The American Citizen Service: The American Citizen Service of the United States government is located at 2,  rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris.  They have a wide number of services, including an emergency phone line: 01 43...