A Day in the Life in Annecy (video)
Tuesday September 18th 2012, 3:59 pm
Filed under: a day in the life,daily life,nature,Rhône-Alpes,travel and places,video

There are so many gorgeous places in France, it’s hard for us to see all of them – especially if we keep returning to one place. We can’t help it. We find ourselves going back often to Annecy and its surrounding areas. We sat by the lake and I turned on my camera to capture the moment.

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Thanksgiving in Paris
Tuesday October 20th 2009, 10:20 am
Filed under: nature,paris,paris hotels,tips,travel and places,travel tip

eiffel tower paris france
Virgin Vacations is offering travel packages from the U.S. to Paris to spend Thanksgiving. The travel deal starts at $749 and includes:

  • Round trip air on available air carrier
  • 6 nights hotel accommodations in Paris
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Mandated Fuel Surcharges

    Package price excludes airport taxes and fees.

    Find out more about it.

Solar Blimp From NYC to Paris (Rests on Land or Water)
Wednesday July 29th 2009, 2:00 am
Filed under: cars/bikes/etc,environment,nature,news,travel and places,travel tip

air ship solar powered nyc to paris
From cleantechnica:

“A Spanish company called Turtle Airships is working on plans to build a luxurious solar-powered blimp which can take passengers from New York to Paris.

Perhaps the only thing cooler than being powered by lightweight photovoltaic cells, this airship is also designed to rest on land or water.

The first blimp prototype will be propelled in two nontraditional ways. The outside of the ship will be covered with Cadmium-Indium-Germanium (CIG) photovoltaic cells, picked for their their light weight. The cells should generate enough power to move the blimp at around 40 mph in average conditions, or at around 70 horsepower. Meanwhile, a diesel drivetrain will generate the rest of the power, and ideally the designers will look to an adapted hybrid electric model for that. And because blimps fly at low altitudes, they don’t have to deal with problems that plague diesel engines at elevations over 30,000 ft.

The only thing currently keeping this visionary project from flying is…”

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“Do We Believe What We Know?” Yann Arthus-Bertrand at TED
Thursday June 04th 2009, 4:00 pm
Filed under: art/culture/design,celebs,daily life,environment,nature,news,people

yann arthus bertrand ted talks
In Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s most recent TED Talk, he discusses his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat. You’ll be glued to the aerial photographs in his series “Earth from Above,” personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project “6 billion Others,” and his soon-to-be-released free movie, “Home (produced by Luc Besson),” which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video. Home’s global premiere is tomorrow, June 5, which is World Environment Day.

A Naked Pole Vaulter in Paris
Sunday March 29th 2009, 9:39 am
Filed under: funny,nature,news,paris,people,sports,weird

french pole vaulter romain mesnil runs naked in paris
Not that you need another reason to love Paris, but I thought this would be an important addition to the list. Track athlete, Romain Mesnil, for some reason, decided to run naked in the streets of Paris with his … pole. Honestly, we don’t mind. If he needs some publicity, he should have it. Watch the video.