Tips for Americans Driving in France

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Driving by car is a great way to explore France, travel on your own schedule, and see areas of the country that are harder to access by public transportation. As an American, you’ll find that driving in France is not all that different from driving in the United States. Let’s look at some of the key differences and important road signs so that you know what to expect when driving in France.

Common Paris Tourist Scams and How to Avoid Them

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As one of the most visited cities in Europe, Paris attracts a large number of tourists every year, making it an ideal spot for scammers and swindlers to take advantage. One of the best ways we can avoid scams is by being aware of the most common cons so that you can easily recognize them. Here are some common scams that you may encounter in Paris when you are visiting, where you’ll see them, and how to protect yourself and your belongings. Some of these scams are typical of large cities and a few are more unique to Paris.

Tips for Traveling Solo

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Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience although it can also be very daunting, especially the first time. We’ve been told the world is a scary place and unsafe to venture out into alone. As a solo traveler, you do have to rely heavily on yourself but that doesn’t mean you have to be afraid. Here are some helpful tips and advice on what to keep in mind and how to stay safe on your next solo adventure.