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Walking tours a step in the right direction

Walking tours a step in the right direction

Contributor William Ecenbarger straps on his boots and heads out through the fields and meadows of Europe on a walking tour that leads him to some off the beaten track places that few tourists get to enjoy.
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Quick march across France's Baie de Somme

Quick march across France's Baie de Somme

Shelley Cameron-McCarron and her family hike across France's famed Baie de Somme and quickly experience that sinking feeling.
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Paris an education for Canadian teens

Paris an education for Canadian teens

French is a tough subject for most Canadian teens, unless your parents take you to Paris for a summer vacation so you can appreciate the city's culture, history and fabulous food.
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Feeling sandwiched in France

Feeling sandwiched in France

PARIS — One of the best mottos in life is “keep it simple.” And, as I recently found out while travelling through France, simple often means great tasting food that’s easy on your stomach and your wallet.
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France's Montpellier offers some southern comfort

France's Montpellier offers some southern comfort

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — When travellers venture to Southern France to sunbathe and sip a refreshing cocktail at cafés along the Mediterranean Sea coast, it’s Nice that comes to mind. But nestled about halfway between Marseille and Toulouse is this charming, much less crowded city that’s always bathed in sunshine.
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Tiny Sark has much to offer tourists

Tiny Sark has much to offer tourists

SARK, ENGLAND — The rain had stopped, which renewed my enthusiasm for exploring tiny Sark, an island which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Smallest of the Channel Islands and only accessible by boat, Sark is unique in that it is a fiefdom granted to the Seigneurie of St Ouen in Jersey way back in 1565, with the proviso that he keep the island free from pirates.
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Perfect ending to a French holiday

Perfect ending to a French holiday

SANARY-SUR-MER, FRANCE - If it weren’t for my favourite dystopian novel, I wouldn’t be here, in this picturesque town, gazing out at a perfect scoop of a harbour, where fishing boats and pleasure craft jostle for room.
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Eurail puts travellers on the right track

Eurail puts travellers on the right track

BARCELONA - Outside my window, Europe is whizzing past. First Holland, then Belgium … France … Switzerland … Italy … Spain. Small towns, their church spires sticking up like pins on a map, pass by in the blink of the eye.
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Alluring Brittany lures many Canadians

Alluring Brittany lures many Canadians

SAINT-MALO, FRANCE - Standing on the stonewall of this old town, the salty sea breezes are gentle and the warm sunshine highlights the sea’s multiple shades of blue as the surf comes ashore on the beach below.
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High times on France's Mont Blanc

High times on France's Mont Blanc

CHAMONIX, FRANCE - There is a time in each multi-day hike when enough is enough. But, it’s not usually on the first day. I gaze down at my feet. Blisters extend horizontally like pale yellow water balloons from the sides of my big toes.
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