Jacques Rosenberg

Jacques is a French-American college student. Though he'd like to travel to every country in the world, he has a soft spot for the French Alps. He enjoys photography, history, classical music, basically every sport, and being outside as much as possible. Catch his photography at: https://www.instagram.com/jrosenberg_photos/

Hanoi

What to do in One Day in Hanoi

Spotlight On: A Day in Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, makes for a great day trip. The city is vibrant and culturally rich. It is successfully becoming an international destination and south-east Asian business and tourism hub, rivaling places like Bangkok and even Singapore. The people are friendly, the local Vietnamese food is yummy, and …

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Aiguille du Midi

Introducing: Aiguille du Midi, France

Aiguille du Midi, France The Aiguille du Midi (12,605 feet – 3,842 meters) is a mountain near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, in the département of Haute-Savoie. In winter, it’s the starting point for the famed Vallée Blanche (“White Valley”), a 12.5-mile long off-piste ski run. It offers experienced skiers amazing views and a …

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The French Riviera, Part II: Best Hilltop Villages in the French Riviera

See the first of this 2-part post: The French Riviera, Part I: Best Coastal Towns Best Hilltop Villages in the French Riviera To many, the French Riviera connotes beaches and seaside chic. But some of the least explored places here are stone hilltop villages, just inland above the tourist-clogged beach towns on the coast. These …

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Lake Baikal

Photo of the Week: Crystal Clear Lake Baikal

Crystal Clear Lake Baikal Crisp, clear, and clean, Lake Baikal, in southeastern Siberia (Russia), is a unique natural wonder. The deepest lake in the world, and largest by freshwater volume, it is home to hundreds of endemic species, earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. When I visited Lake Baikal in mid-July, …

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The French Riviera, Part I: Best Coastal Towns

The French Riviera, Part I: Best Coastal Towns The French Riviera—the southeastern coast of France—attracts backpackers and budget-busters year-round to its best coastal towns for good reason. This part of the world boasts some of the finest cuisine, climate, and culture anywhere, which together produce a whirling je ne sais quoi so sought after by …

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Photo of the Week: Early Morning in Dinan, France

Strolling the cobblestone streets of Dinan, France just after sunrise, before anyone else is up, is an enchanting experience. With difficulty I try to imagine this quiet north-western French town as a focal point of the tumultuous Medieval struggle between the Duchy of Brittany and the King of France. But the tall stone fortifications as …

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