France

Author: Anonymous

Tags: 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: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Water & Themeparks

Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Expanding

At the annual fan-con #D23, organized by Disney’s most loyal fans in Tokyo this month, the company’s top executives revealed that characters from Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney franchises would power new developments and expansions at properties worldwide. Here are some of the most exciting announcements for family travelers, who will also have lots of special summer-only events to look forward to at all the parks.

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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.

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: Beth Meakin

Tags : Baby, Blogs, Europe, France, Kids, Snowsports, Winter Getaway

Best French Ski Resorts for Families with Young Children

Do you dream about going on a family ski holiday with your family, but are worried about if it’s the right kind of holiday for your children? Choosing the right ski resort is the key to success, and will allow you to enjoy a stress-free, safe and action-packed vacation with the whole family, even your littlest ones.

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: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, City Break, Couples, Europe, France, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Paris

Paris, The Lady and The Ring

It is Paris; it is drizzling. We are at Place de la Madeleine in front of a Parthenon-style church built by a Napoleon who couldn’t decide whether to brag about his victories or act humble before God. As I try to squeeze the columns into an Instagram frame, I understand why it took 85 years to finish construction.

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Author: David Bucci

Tags : Blogs, Canada, Cheap Vacation, Colorado, Couples, Europe, France, Italy, Kids, Multigen, Quebec, Snowsports, Teens, Travel Trends, Winter Getaway

6 Ski Destinations Worth Swapping Your House For

Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy.

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: Amanda5ue

Tags: Semi Finalist

An Ocean Away

This past summer my Dad and I traveled throughout Europe with the Washington Ambassadors of Music. The trip as a whole was unforgettable, but my single most impactful memory was what I saw through my bus window that particular day.

Author: Katlyn

Tags: France

Paris Lies Hidden Behind Florist Petals and Train Station Clocks

I arrived in Paris by train. Greeted by graffiti bricks and a sun strong enough to dry out my damp soul. I had spent the past week in cloudy London surrounded by grand cathedrals and gardens fit for a fairy with Shakespeare's sonnets flooding the lilac air. Before that, encircled on all sides by cawing seagulls in the Welsh countryside, climbing around a falling rubble of a castle, stumbling down steps and beaming at friends. Before even that, I was in the green soaked fields of Ireland where ancient castles are more abundant than people. Paris was different though.

Author: Anna Stava

Tags: Semi Finalist

The Pounds I Gained from Paris to Provence

In a word association test pertaining to France, people will likely come up with answers such as Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Tour de France. However, I had the opportunity to visit France with my family three years ago and the words I associate when thinking of it would be bread, croissant, gelato, and crepes.

Author: Meredith Reynolds

Tags: Vacations

Restricted By The Lens

It was just yesterday that I was cleaning and came upon a large cardboard box marked pictures. As I opened it up, I looked at the heap of scrapbooks and bundles of photos randomly scattered about. I started taking them out and scrolling through them. Pictures from a disney trip years ago, days at the lake, our “exploring Chicago” weekend. After I was done reliving the memories and the box was empty, I realized that one trip, my favorite trip, the trip of my life, had no photos.

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