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|Istanbul in 5...
Istanbul, a Turkish port city on the Bosporus, has long been celebrated as a place where east meets west. Geographically, at least, that’s true, since the bicoastal city spans two European coasts and one in Asia, with each offering something different.
Fox News (October 4, 2010)
|Tenerife in 5...
Find a different beach -- sandy, south-facing, and sunny -- for every day of your vacation on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, an autonomous part of Spain located near the northwest coast of Africa.
Fox News (August 9, 2010)
|Croatian Beaches in 5...
Never mind that the beaches are mostly made of pebbles and rocks, Croatia’s islands, off the coast of Dalmatia, make for a singular beach getaway that won’t wreck your budget.
Fox News (July 6, 2010)
Paris Celebrates Courbet, Soutine, and Hell at the Library
Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code (2006)
See my 2006 updates for more information.
Fodor's Paris 2006 guide
For the Exploring chapter, I tackled the Left Bank, Île St-Louis, and Île de la Cité, detailing such things as the gargoyle-lined ramparts of Notre Dame, a coherent strategy for getting through the Louvre in an afternoon or day, when to visit the Eiffel Tower (or Tour Eiffel for you French diehards). I also updated information on everything from the Musée du Vin, devoted to wine, to the Musée de la Marine, devoted to France's maritime history.
For the Sports chapter, I revisited the city's health clubs, spas, and bike rental shops, investigated the latest on bike lanes and jogging routes, and more.
Fodor's Paris 2005 guide
In the "Books & Movies" section, I profiled a range of films, French or otherwise, set in Paris, including drama, children's films, musicals, and other essential pre-Paris-visit viewing. For books, I included a broad cross-section of Paris-related fiction, food writing, children's literature, history, and memoirs.
For more information, see my updates section.