France

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Europe, France

Living Life on the Edge?

My foothold was slipping. Gravity was pulling at me as I hung horizontally from the rock face, struggling to climb out and over the ledge. The cold rock scraped at my bare knees, the sharp mountain wind chilling the sweat as it fell in droplets from my face; my grimy, frozen hands were slowly releasing their grasp on the metal rung as I felt myself losing control of my strained muscles.

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Cheap Vacation, Couples, England, Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Multigen, Museums & Culture

Saving Euros on a European Adventure

Since summer is the most expensive time to visit Europe, we're sharing the euro-saving tips we learned from our own recent adventure. And, with the strong exchange rate, drop in tourism due to several factors, and bargains we've uncovered in our summer vacation roundup, you can find some good deals, too. Put them together and voila: an affordable summer on the Continent.

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Author: Amber Smith

Tags : Adventure Trip, Blogs, Eco-Tourism, England, Europe, France, Kids, Museums & Culture, Teens, Water & Themeparks

5 Places in Europe Every Kid Should Visit One Day

Europe is not only full of fantastic old buildings, churches, and museums but is also full of many places where every child, and every adult who’s a kid inside, can have the best time of their lives. Don’t trust me? Well then, let’s head to the list of five must-see-for-kids places in Europe brought to you by the team behind Travel Ticker. All these places are just perfect for educational, fun, and exciting experiences both you and your child will love. We guarantee!

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Author: Valerie Copelan Collins

Tags : Blogs, Europe, Family Reunion, Food & Wine, France, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Paris

Three generations travel to Paris

In spite of transportation strikes, demonstrations, threats of terrorism and flooding in the Seine, my June 2016 trip to Paris with my daughter, Nikki and eight-year-old grandson, Noah was great. Weather was perfect except for a slight drizzle the first day and the day of departure. Our apartment in the 11th arrondissement, east of the Marais, was very attractive and chic (owned by a Brit photographer) inside, building outside shabby and the “quartier” very funky. Old working class neighborhood turning hipster but no charm. Demonstrators one block away at the Place de la République.
Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Tarah Kuhn

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Finalist, France, Paris

How Paris Showed Me the Stars

All the sounds fade away as the doors close and suddenly I am apprehensive, unsure and excited all at once. The elevator is packed with people who have come from all over the world for this moment. No one speaks and in the silence I hear their steady breathing. But we are all too preoccupied to give much thought to each other. Because outside the windows of our tiny elevator is the city of Paris, sparkling in all directions as we ascend to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Author: Olivia Maday

Tags: Europe, Exploring, France, Paris, Quarter Finalist

Illusions of the Past, Beauty of the Present

It was always an alluring mystery as to where we were being lead to beneath the dim streets of Paris. Each student groggily attempting to stay moving in a line without the faintest clue of where our cabalistic metro ride had placed our fresh souls. Bodies weaved in and out of our way, coming and leaving harmoniously to the screech of the metro as it halted then sped away rapidly against the tracks. It was impossible to tell what beautiful part of France thrived above us, until our feet wandered lightly up each step and the bright sunlight greeted our glimmering faces.

Author: Michaela Munda

Tags: Europe, Exploring, France, Quarter Finalist

First Travels

In the Spring of 2015 I had the amazing opportunity to travel to France for a week. After my first international travel experience, I came to the realization that I have a strong passion to explore and learn about cultures worldwide. I think it is incredible to imagine that many of the buildings and cities were established for hundreds of years. France has been united for over 1000 years and Romans had the country occupied long before that.

Author: Giuliana Nicolucci-Altman

Tags: Europe, Exploring, France, Paris, Winner

Navigating the Dark in the City of Light

Travel is the insane desire to become lost. Lost in a culture, a language, lost in ourselves. And when I decided to study abroad for a year, I was completely unaware of how my world would change, of how the experience was as much about understanding humanity, as it was discovering France.

Author: Annika Fisher

Tags: Europe, Exploring, France, Paris, Semi Finalist

Getting to Know Paris

I believe that the point of traveling is to escape a person's normal lifestyle, to break the habits of everyday lives. I grew up in a family of travel; we are always looking for new places to go in addition to visiting our favorite previous destinations. Last summer, we went to Paris. My parents had been there before, however my siblings, my cousin, and I had not.

Author: Chloe Johnson

Tags: Europe, Exploring, Finalist, France, Italy, Paris, Rome

Spiritual Experiences in Switzerland

Her hand rested comfortably on my shoulder as we watched planes take off into the inky sky like birds in a sporadic flock. "Before you know it, you'll be on the other side of the ocean," my mother whispered into my ear as she embraced me one last time before departure. I groaned at the thought of such a long plane ride, but she was right. In what seemed like a matter of moments, but was actually closer to 8 hours, I was whisked away to London.

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