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Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

PARIS (AP) — Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites.
Carnival parades on the French Riviera celebrate pop culture and the Olympics coming to Paris

Carnival parades on the French Riviera celebrate pop culture and the Olympics coming to Paris

MENTON, France (AP) — As most of Europe moves into the solemn weeks before Easter, the party is just getting started on the French Rivera.
Travel tips: Big cruising offers lots of choice in food, fun

Travel tips: Big cruising offers lots of choice in food, fun

Going on a cruise? It's important to book ahead for some on-board amenities.
Rick Steves: War memorials reminder of those lost on battlefield

Rick Steves: War memorials reminder of those lost on battlefield

First World War sights and memorials scattered across Europe do their best to keep the conflict from fading from memory.
Air Canada responsible for errors by chatbot, civil resolution tribunal rules

Air Canada responsible for errors by chatbot, civil resolution tribunal rules

A B.C. man paid full fare for an Air Canada flight to Toronto for his grandmother’s funeral after the website’s chatbot incorrectly said he could get a retroactive discount
London's iconic underground map is getting an update, with 6 new names and colors

London's iconic underground map is getting an update, with 6 new names and colors

LONDON (AP) — For anyone with even a passing acquaintance with London, the city's Tube map is as iconic as the red buses or the black cabs.
Mardi Gras beads are creating a plastic disaster in New Orleans. Are there green alternatives?

Mardi Gras beads are creating a plastic disaster in New Orleans. Are there green alternatives?

Mardi Gras beads are a beloved century-old Carnival season tradition in New Orleans — and also a bit of a “plastics disaster.”
How a run-down Ford launched a music revolution that swept Brazil’s Carnival

How a run-down Ford launched a music revolution that swept Brazil’s Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sound begins blasting ear drums and rattling bones even before the speakers — hauled by big rigs creeping their way through Brazil’s thronging Carnival crowds — draw near.
Rick Steves: Evolving Lisbon a blend of now and then

Rick Steves: Evolving Lisbon a blend of now and then

The essential Lisbon — a charming mix of now and then — is easily covered and best enjoyed on foot.
Mardi Gras 2024: What to know as Carnival season nears its rollicking end in New Orleans

Mardi Gras 2024: What to know as Carnival season nears its rollicking end in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carnival season 2024 entered its final days in New Orleans on Friday as a parade of “fabulous women and the men who support them” walked the narrow streets of the old French Quarter handing out hand-decorated bras.