Reims, France: Touring the Caves at Maison Vranken Pommery

At Vranken Pommery, the artwork found throughout the caves is just as much on display as the racks of champagne bottles lining the walls and filling the storage rooms.The estate was built in 1868 to represent modernity and extravagance,  images that remain clearly visible throughout the property today. Upon descending the 116 steps into the […]

Paris’ Parc André Citroën 150 Meters Above the City

First open to the public in 1999, Parc André Citroën’s hot-air balloon, the biggest in the world, was first introduced as part of larger pre-Millenium celebrations throughout Paris. First sponsored by Eutelsat in 2004, the balloon was recently renamed Balloon Air de Paris in 2008. Although the balloon remains tethered to the ground, it rises […]

Ghana: An Introduction to Accra: Food and Nightlife

Ghana has come into its place as the Jewel of West Africa. Much safer and more stable than its neighbors, the recent discovery is bringing in new development and foreign investment, resulting in a boom in tourism. Direct flights now come in daily from the US on United and Delta. The Accra Mall, opened in […]

Paris’ Last Two Windmills

Of thirteen original windmills that used to be situated on the hills of Monmartre during the 16th century, only two remain standing today, Moulin de la Galette (originally named Blute-fin) and Moulin Radet, collectively known as Moulin de la Galette. The older of the two, Moulin de la Galette was built in 1622 and was […]

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