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Experience Absolute Luxury at the Palais Garnier.

Few places, in my experience, can match the extravagance of the Palais Garnier, 10 Place de l’Opéra, in Paris’ IV arrondissement. The 1979-seat Opera House is the most lavish building I have ever seen, perhaps ever built, in the modern age. The Palais Garnier has incredible detailing, opulence and majesty. This impressive masterpiece, built over a mere 15-year period between 1861 …

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Travel Around the World with a Carry-on Bag.

I can hear you. Why would anyone want to organise a 6-week holiday to la belle France and travel with an airline-approved, international carry-on bag as their only luggage? Is it even possible? Why would I want it to be possible? Ask my ex. After all, my inexplicable desire to cram 45-odd days of living into a case designed as a weekender …

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The Strategy of Getting Organised with Storage.

Are you heading off for a while? Travelling? Taking the plunge? Packing your life into boxes and stashing it into storage can be an organised, methodical process. Or, it can be a nightmare – depending upon how you handle it. I like organised. It’s in my DNA. You can learn to be organised. My first stop in dealing with being …

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Clear the Clutter and Get Organised for Travel.

I’ve made the decision. Soon enough, I’ll be leaving on that jet plane! Time to get organised Packing to go away for a few months takes some strategy. What to let go of, what to store, what to take? I grew up constantly on the move, a was a fully-fledged, expert packer before I could legally drink alcohol. My family …

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10 Steps to Make Your Holiday to France a Reality.

One thing I hear repeatedly from people is that ‘one day’ they’ll take a holiday to France. But how to make this happen when family responsibilities, perhaps money, job commitments, and other distractions complicate the simple desire to just go? I have been lucky enough to holiday in France regularly (no mean feat when you consider that I live in Australia!). However, …

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