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Tom Newton



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I love the way traveling helps me live in the moment and to see life with fresh eyes. My current obsession is preparing for a return visit to Paris after too many years.


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A  August 29, 2014

Paris: Best Parisian Pastry or Croissant?

Every neighborhood has it's favorite. Here are a few to try: Boulangerie Jacques Bazin​, Le Fournil du Village​, Boulangerie Moisan​, Éric Kayser​. See More

A  August 16, 2014

Houston: Best place to buy cowboy boots in Houston?

Texas Junk Co​ is a funky, authentically Houston institution with hundreds of "certified pre-owned" and vintage cowboy boots. No credit cards. Usually open Friday and Sa​turday only, from 11am to 6pm. Call ahead to make sure. The owner,... See More

A  August 16, 2014

Paris: Is it comfortable for solo Indian in Paris?

I've traveled solo in Paris and found it to be safe and fun! In fact, I've felt more comfortable walking alone at night in Paris than I would in the U.S. Getting around and managing without knowing french can be challenging at times, but the rewards... See More

A  August 11, 2014

Paris: Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris?

I'd take the very reasonable RER train into central Paris (Notre Dame​, Saint-Michel​ stop) and walk around the islands and along the La Seine​, stopping to enjoy a beverage at a cafe and do some people watching.... See More

A  August 06, 2014

Venice: Need a 4-5 star hotel on the canal for early November.

Hotel Danieli See More

A  July 29, 2014

Paris: Best places for street art in Paris?

Belleville​, Oberkampf​ and Ménilmontant​ neighborhoods have a lot of cool street art. Check out . Remarkably there is a Keith Haring altarpiece in the Église Saint-Eustache​... See More

A  June 17, 2014

Paris: Cute, healthy restaurant in Arondissement 10

Pousse Pousse​ is a tiny veg place. Krishna Bhavan​ serves Indian classics. See More

A  June 17, 2014

Paris: Must-see places that are not too crowded?

Cour Carrée du Louvre. This is the inner courtyard at the Louvre, one over from the pyramid. Go at dusk. There might be an impromptu music performance if you're lucky. Also, Place Furstemberg​, and Cour de Rohan​.... See More

A  June 17, 2014

Paris: What to do with luggage during long layover in Paris!

I just learned about City Locker​ . They have three locations ​ in Paris: The​ Marais, Latin, and Gare du Nord. See More

A  June 17, 2014

Paris: Need opinions about calling abroad from Paris

I've been looking into the same issue for an upcoming Paris trip and I settled on switching to Tmobile Simple Choice Plan because they have unlimited data and texting in France. I won't have to change any setting upon arrival and it doesn't cost anything extra.... See More

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