5 of the best speakeasy bars in Paris

5 of the best speakeasy bars in Paris

Speakeasies popped up in the United States during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 30s; there were several attempts to shut down these outlawed establishments, but to no avail they continued to operate. Known for their unique atmosphere that attracted a certain kind of crowd, these bars came to...

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6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

6 awesome microbreweries in Paris

In the late 19th century, Paris had over 60 breweries producing good-quality beer. However, industrialisation, the concentration of production, and the homogenisation of taste has lead to almost all of these breweries closing down — leaving Parisian (and French) beer in a state of sad despair. Up until recently, the only...

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Around the world with Hemingway

Around the world with Hemingway

The inspiration for travel can come to us in many different ways — maybe from hearing friends’ travel tales, or stumbling across maps, or discovering movies set in faraway lands. For me, much of my travel inspiration comes through the books I read. Indeed, it works both ways: books can...

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Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

February was the month of love and we celebrated the heart-eyes we have for cities around the world in the Local Mission. Whether you reignited an old flame for your hometown or developed a new crush, we loved discovering what you love most about cities. From its food to its...

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5 cafés that inspired the literary world

5 cafés that inspired the literary world

There’s something undeniably romantic at the thought of a writer sitting in a smokey coffeehouse, hunched over a notebook — or more recently a laptop — sipping from an espresso and penning the next great novel. Some of the most famous books of all time were written not in isolated...

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11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

Making travel plans can be a bit challenging when you’re a vegetarian. Sure, you could try to explain to the waiter that you’d like that daily special sans meat, you could opt for a salad, or a disappointing bowl of plain rice, but where’s the fun in that? You want...

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6 Haunted Cities for Wannabe Ghostbusters

6 Haunted Cities for Wannabe Ghostbusters

Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared to sleep by those ghost tales told around a campfire. If spirits and...

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4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

Real travellers know the best way to see a city isn’t behind the window of a tour bus—it’s on foot. And when those feet are flying, whether it’s through the downtown core or into an urban park oasis, you can get in a workout along with your sightseeing. Whether you’re...

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Top 5 Places to Stay Cosy in Paris

Top 5 Places to Stay Cosy in Paris

If you’re in Europe, North America, or anywhere else that is suffering from extreme cold right now, we feel for you. With plenty of destinations across the globe, many of us are battling through it too, and desperately clinging onto the thought that spring is just around the corner… hopefully!...

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Photo of the Week: Paris From Above

Photo of the Week: Paris From Above

Paris is absolutely perfect for stretching out on the lawn with a book, picnic, and bottle of wine. Our local guy, Tim, captured this beloved Parisian activity, and we just love how the photo turned out.

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