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Paris for Dessert

My first planned trip to Paris was in my mid-20’s and I decided to take a vacation with a handful of friends. We drove to JFK Airport and got stuck in between the shuttle bus shifts in long-term parking. By the time we got to the gate, Air France had just closed the flight and gave our seats away. They had two seats left and two of our companions went. Three of us decided to go later and one went solo. Needless to say, this is the second Air France flight in my lifetime where I have “missed” a flight to Paris, but let’s just say this one had a happier ending and I went home with a belly full of food and wine fit for the finest connoisseurs. 😋  A few weeks ago, Air France had a promotion to give away invitations to a culinary dinner experience curated and prepared by venerable French chef Daniel Boulud and his teams at Feast & Fêtes and Restaurant Daniel. Two lucky guests would win a pair of …

The New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 8-10, 2016

The first weekend of January brings travel industry experts and afficionados bitten by the travel bug buzzing to the Javits Center in New York City. With a strong U.S dollar and ongoing political shifts, travel destinations are opening their doors and more enticing to travelers of all ages. The New York Times Travel published their annual 52 Places to Go in 2016 this week highlighting top destinations to visit this year. At The New York Times Travel Show, travel professionals, industry insiders as well as national tourism offices around the world convened to explore domestic and international hot spots, familiar favorites, and under-the-radar crowd-free escapes. Here are some highlights from this year’s trade show. Virtual reality Before booking a trip, the travel industry is learning that experiential travel using wearable tech is the wave of the future as the internet of things (iOT) is a strong growing industry. The booth to visit this year at NYT Travel Show was Visit South Africa. With its colorful marquis spot, local travel providers ready to speak to trade professionals or regular …