Tagged: Paris

3 Useful Free Mobile Apps for Paris (and Many Other Major Cities) + Free WiFi in Paris

Heading to Paris (or another major European city) soon and have an iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone, or Android device? Then you might want to test out the following few FREE apps, all of which work offline and can make your visit more enjoyable and efficient. In addition, you will also find out how and where to get free WiFi in Paris at the end of the post.

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Foto Friday – Where, When, Why #22

Happy Friday! Welcome back to our weekly feature – Foto Friday – Where, When, Why (“FFWWW”)!

FFWWW is a forum for all of us to share our favorite travel photos and the stories behind them. As many of you may know, TravelWhimsy and I recently spent 3 fun winter days in Paris. Today, I am excited to share my favorite photo from this trip – a picture taken by TravelWhimsy of the Garden at the Palace of Versailles. The reason why this photo means a lot to me might surprise you…

Palace of Versailles, France
TravelByPoints Foto Friday – Where, When, Why #22 (Beautiful Garden at the Palace of Versailles in the Winter)

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A 5-Minute Practical Guide for First-time Travelers to Paris, France

TravelWhimsy and I took advantage of the Presidents’ Day long weekend and spent 3 delightful winter days in the City of Light.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Three Winter Days in the City of Light (February 2013)

This post, listing things not present or emphasized in Rick Steves’ Paris Guide, is meant to help those of you planning your first trip to Paris save some time and money (and maybe points). For our readers who are Paris veterans, feel free to add your tips and suggestions in the comment section.

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Reader Reconnaissance #1 – British Airways First Class + Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

TravelWhimsy and I are excited to introduce our new Reader Reconnaissance series, a forum for YOU, our dear readers, to share YOUR travel experiences using miles and points. You can send us your trip reports in as many or few words as you’d like, along with pictures, and we’ll format them for publication on the blog.

As some of you might remember, reader RK recently asked about scoring the best (preferably free) hotel deals for his early June 2012 trip to Paris, and I suggested that he and his other half sign up for the Hyatt Card to possibly secure 4 FREE nights in a suite at Park Hyatt Paris.

RK just returned from his trip a few days ago, and sent me a thank-you email, which I will share at the end of this post. He was excited to share that miles & points had saved him over $30,000 for a first-class trip. I asked RK if he would be interested in kicking off the Reader Reconnaissance series and he graciously agreed, promptly sending back a trip report full of pictures.

Without further ado, I’d like to hand it over to RK.

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