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Jay and Patricia Anderson, Untourists of the Week

on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:33
Untourists Jay and Patricia Anderson share a little about their most recent Untour to Paris and Provence

Paris had always been on our must-see list. The opportunity to combine this with Provence was too good to pass by.

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Ray and Lillian Nagle, Untourists of the Week, do a French triple play!

on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:43 you-know-where

3. What is your favorite Untours memory?

As it has always been with our previous Untours (Switzerland Heartland twice and Andalusia, Spain), our favorite memory has not been seeing the "big-name" sights, but our interactions with local people. On this Untour, ONE of our favorite memories was "getting lost in Alsace" as our Untour staffer suggested. After visiting the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, we detoured (this is the lost part) on our way home through the little town of Kintzheim where we stopped for lunch at the Auberge Armories d'Alsace restaurant. The food was excellent and we were the only Americans there in the non-touristy town. This is why we do Untours—so we can experience what it's like to live in a country and not just pass through it.

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Quickie Quiz: Which would you rather do in Paris?

on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:00

Our Untourists of the week, Jim and Nell Bilbro said their favorite Untour memory of all time was "Celebrating 50 years together in the most romantic city in the world."

Click on the picture that suits your kind of Untouring best and hit the submit button.  Check back tomorrow for the results of what other Untourists like best in Paris.  

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Untourists of the Week...Jim and LaNell celebrate their anniversary in Paris

on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:00

1. Tell us a little bit about your most recent Untour.

We spent 1 week in Vienna and 1 week in Paris. However, our most memorable was the month we stayed in Paris to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Truly outstanding trip

2. Why did you choose to go there?

Vienna was always a place we wanted to visit and Paris was our absolute place to go, having traveled there on 8 different occasions.

3. What is your favorite Untours memory?

Celebrating 50 years together in the most romantic city in the world.

4. How is taking an Untour different from other ways of travelling?

Frederic Magisson—where they
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Monday Memories: Princess Passage

on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:45
Princess Passage, Paris

This week's Monday Memory is from Untourist Linda Bonin.

During our second two week stay in Paris, we stumbled upon this lovely passage while observing large groups of people wander through it's entrance.

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Wednesday's Walk down Memory Lane: Food in France

on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:30

Food in France

inspired by our Untourists of the Week, the Layous family and their memory of an unforgettable dinner in Paris,  we were inspired to cull our files for Untourists' photographic praise of food in France. and here's what we found... 

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Mark, Danielle and Elizabeth Layous, Untourists of the Week

on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:55

3. What is your favorite Untours memory?

The dinner at the conclusion of the Paris Untour is probably the best meal we have ever had. We ate and talked until almost midnight. Then we strolled home by Notre Dame and pledged to come to Paris again. Such a magical trip.

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Monday Memories: Etoile Park

on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 16:45
Some things never change!

The first time we saw Paris was in 1973. Eleanor was 29 and I was 28. Our hotel, Etoile Park, was on 10 Avenue MacMahon, just down the street from the Arc de Triomphe.

After 35 years we were finally able to travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of our youth.

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Monday Memories: First Feather Down, Last Feather Down

on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:38
Untourists Eleanor and Bill Kover share their story of their first European trip

This week's installment is our first from Untourists! Get a glimpse of this memory from Eleanor and Bill Kover.

Vienna, Austria. July 24, 1973.

It was our first trip to Europe, part of a two week "Freelance" tour that included London, Vienna, Rome and Paris. You had the choice of taking a bus tour of each city or going it on your own. It just took one bus ride to convince us that we are Untours people at heart.

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Deb and Don Wise, Untourists of the Week

on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:31
Untourists visit the Louvre in Paris on a 3-week Untour Sampler including Paris, Rome and Florence

We like to have the ability to stand in front of a painting for as long as we want without keeping to a schedule. We like to see real neighborhoods and talk with local shopkeepers, etc.