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London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List

London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List Alamy The litany of year-end travel-related lists continues. Today, it's TripAdvisor, which unveiled its most reviewed cities. Leading the way: London, Rome and Paris, according to the Telegraph. The top U.S city was New York, which ranked fourth overall -- a stunning...

Bull Attack Kills Tourist In France

Bull Attack Kills Tourist In France Wikimedia Commons A bull attack in France has left one German tourist killed and another injured, the BBC reports. A man and wife were on a cycling vacation in the Camargue region of southern France when they were attacked while passing a farm where some bulls were...

Cave Art May Have Been Painted By Mostly Women, Scientists Say

Cave Art May Have Been Painted By Mostly Women, Scientists Say Hand stencil in Pech Merle Cave. Courtesy French MInistry of Culture The prehistoric cave art of Europe may have been painted mostly by women, a new study covered by National Geographic suggests. Archaeologist Dr. Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University came to this...

Silent Dining: The Latest Restaurant Gimmick?

Silent Dining: The Latest Restaurant Gimmick? Flickr, Monika Bargmann Banning cell phones in restaurants is becoming more common, as diners who constantly use their phones to chat or document their meals can be a distraction to other customers. A Brooklyn restaurant is taking things to the next level by banning talk...

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps Tom Fahy, Flickr It sounds like something out of a movie, but a mountaineer scaling the Alps has come across a valuable stash of jewels including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, buried in the snow -- a treasure trove estimated to be worth $332,000. The French climber...

How Did So Much Cocaine Wind Up On This Flight?

A couple of passengers departing Caracas, Venezuela for Paris, France checked 31 articles of luggage on the flight, all of which were tagged under false names. Upon investigation, authorities discovered that the bags were filled with 2,866 pounds of pure cocaine....

Avoiding Scams And Thieves While Traveling Abroad

Avoiding Scams And Thieves While Traveling Abroad Flickr user Modenadude My wife and I had just left the Musee D'Orsay when a young woman came running up to us clutching a ring. The pretty brunette spoke in halting English, saying she saw it drop to the ground as we walked by. After a quick scan of our fingers, we told...

Gummy Bear Art Car Takes Grand Tour

Gummy Bear Art Car Takes Grand Tour Courtesy of Alex Leuchte Sometimes an "only in New York" moment has a more global story. On a rainy afternoon this week in Manhattan, my friend visiting from Germany was excited to spot a Mercedes with Munich plates. The car had a distinctive pattern covering its exterior,...

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations.

Forget Cronuts. Try These 6 International Food Combinations. hirotomo t, Flickr Everyone loves a good food trend or weird restaurant. In fact some people even travel for them. But sometimes trends quickly turn to obsession. This year that has been the cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid bred in New York and quickly copied around the...

Was This The Real Mona Lisa?

Was This The Real Mona Lisa? Wikimedia Commons Scientists in Florence are examining the bones of a 16th century nun they think served as the model for the Mona Lisa. Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo was the wife of a wealthy merchant and is rumored to have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's famous...

Tour Paris By Zeppelin

Looking for a way to avoid the tourist crowds in Paris? You might try looking up. Airship Paris is a new company offering tours of the French countryside around Paris by zeppelin. Tickets range from 250 euro for a half-hour "first flight" tour of the castles around...

Hiker Killed By Cow In French Pyrenees

Hiker Killed By Cow In French Pyrenees pablofausto, Flickr Backpacking in Yellowstone? Be aware of grizzlies. Vacationing in Florida? Look out for pit vipers. Exploring the Australian Outback? Know your venomous spiders. Hiking in the Pyrenees? Stay away from cows. That's the lesson learned recently...

Kids' Bedroom Replicates 737 Cockpit, Doubles As Flight Simulator

When I was a kid, beds modeled after race cars were all the rage. Apparently, what's cool these days is having a bedroom that so closely resembles a 737 cockpit, it doubles as a simulator. Oh, and bonus points if your dad builds it. According to Gizmodo, Laurent Aigon has...

How Not To Become The Victim Of A $50M Hotel Heist

How Not To Become The Victim Of A $50M Hotel Heist spencer77, Flickr In a plot that plays out like a Hollywood movie, an armed thief who raided an exclusive hotel along the French Riviera got away with an estimated bounty of $50 million. Amusingly, the stolen jewels were lifted out of the very hotel where Alfred Hitchcock's...

Planning Your Own Tour de France Adventure

Planning Your Own Tour de France Adventure Rob Annis Spending a week following the Tour de France was a dream come true, and perhaps even the trip of a lifetime. But is it the trip of a lifetime if you plan to go again? Want to plan your own trip following the la Grande Boucle? You have plenty of options. The...

The Perfect Night In France: A House Party, Some Aging Rugby Players, And Billy Joel

The Perfect Night In France: A House Party, Some Aging Rugby Players, And Billy Joel I never thought a chance encounter in France would lead to a greater appreciation of a Billy Joel song. Dee Annis My wife Dee and I spent the final afternoon of our Tour de France trip drinking with other Sports Tour International clients in the courtyard of our...

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes Anna Brones Why spend your summer vacation on subways and buses when you could be out exploring places on two wheels? Thanks to an explosion in bike-share systems and a general appreciation for bike culture, making cycling a central part of your travels is becoming...

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour De France

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour De France Courtesy Sky Sports The 100th edition of the Tour de France will come to a dramatic end today when the riders arrive in Paris at last. For the past three weeks the best cyclists in the world have been battling it out on the roads of France for the right to wear the famed...

Taking A Break From The Tour De France To Explore The French Countryside

Taking A Break From The Tour De France To Explore The French Countryside Rob Annis After tackling some of the most celebrated roads and climbs of the Tour de France over the previous few days, a few of the group decided to gear down for an afternoon and discover some of the French countryside. Starting from the town of Foix, we would travel...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Tour De France, In 10 Minutes

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Tour De France, In 10 Minutes The Tour de France Explained in Animation Even cycling amateurs have a thing for the Tour de France; if you like travel and have even an inkling of desire to ride a bike, it's hard not to at least watch a stage or two. The Tour de France is one of those classic events...

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