Posts Tagged ‘London’

Bike sharing in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Heading to Europe soon? Want to avoid renting a car or spending hours on public transit? Check out this useful graphic detailing bike-sharing and bike-rental programs in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Nice, courtesy of Momondo, a U.K.-based flight comparison site.  

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App reviews: Falling for Niagara and Spotted by Locals London

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Very tardily, I’m getting around to reviewing two cool iPhone apps that have crossed my desk in recent months. Sutro Media’s Falling for Niagara by Barbara Orr ($1.99) was just updated. It’s a comprehensive guide to this iconic destination, with a heavier focus on the busier Canadian side than the relatively quiet American side. It includes […]

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Travel trivia: A “romantic” statue

Posted on February 14th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Famous for its statue of Eros, what London intersection is ablaze with nightly neon at the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Glasshouse Street? Carnaby Street Hyde Park Piccadilly Circus Trafalgar Square Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At […]

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Video: CNN on the joys of house swapping

Posted on May 22nd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

CNN first aired this video on home swapping in 2005, but the tips and insights on are pretty timeless. And even though the woman profiled has a flat in Manhattan, don’t think you have to have a home in a hot tourist area to swap! With a little work, you can probably find someone somewhere […]

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See the world as a pet sitter

Posted on January 25th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’ve heard of people travelling from city to city as serial house sitters, but I’d never heard of someone doing so as a pet sitter…particularly when the “pets” in question include rabbits and chickens as well as the more common dogs and cats. But a recent story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune profiles Minnesotan Anne Estes, […]

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