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Ooh La La! 7 Classic French Pastries and Their Histories

Check out the stories behind seven of these classic delicacies, brought to you by our friends at Let's Go Travel.

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Connecticut Vacation Rentals

Litchfield County. Gracious 1790 Georgian, newly restored perfection, sleeps 12, family reunions, retreats and seminars., [email protected].
(Click photo to enlarge) 860-434-1695. Quaint cottages to family homes on the CT shore. Put your toes in the sand this summer. Call or reserve online today!

Florida Vacation Rentals

Boca Grande: Two-unit townhouse steps from beach, fabulous views of Gulf. Each unit 2 bedroom, 2 bath, identical floor plans. Rent one or both. All amenities. For details: [email protected], 586-255-0889.

Ponte Vedra/St. Augustine Beachfront - 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, newly remodeled, Spanish oceanfront home. Deck, wireless internet, $1800-$2200/week or monthly. 330-553-0014. [email protected].

Maine Vacation Rentals

Kezar Lake, Lovell. 3-bedroom, 1-bath cottage, sleeps 5. Beautiful mountain/lake views. 2 kayaks. Private beach. Marina & golf course nearby. Harvard '63 owner. June: $1,200/week; August, September, $1,600/week. Photos: or [email protected]. 207-422-3000.

Spectacular waterfront cottage, on Penobscot Bay/Deer Isle. 4 bedrooms, beach access. Amazing sunsets. Pets welcome. Also available for fall. $2,000/week. 857-928-7275. [email protected].

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

Martha's Vineyard: Waterfront, private beach, perfect for a family. Four bedrooms. [email protected]. 416-931-5000.

WELLFLEET, CAPE—A house, not a cottage! 3 BR, great room, generous deck, screened-in porch, Wi-Fi, National Seashore beaches and ponds. $3400/2 wks or $6500/mo. [email protected].

Martha's Vineyard, West Tisbury. Comfortable home, near Long Point and all south-facing beaches. Tranquility and natural beauty awaits! New to the rental market. Summer 2018 weeks still available. Friday to Friday schedule. Go to and view property #29123. Or email [email protected].

Martha's Vineyard, West Tisbury. Airy, 3+ BR saltbox with screen porch, association pool, tennis, bike trails, complete amenities, ferry tickets. $3450 to $3750 per week. Online at Email: [email protected]. Advertiser is a M.B.A. '88 graduate.

Manchester-by-the-Sea, ocean view, private mowed path to Singing Beach. 10 minute walk to the village, harbor, two parks and the "T". 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, $3,700/week. Lower rates off season and by month. 978-526-1935. [email protected].

Osterville, spacious Cape Cod Cottage, 1 acre, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, near village. $1200 wk. [email protected].

NANTUCKET: DIONIS. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 decks, beach, early ferry reservations. 530-574-7731, [email protected],

New Hampshire Vacation Rentals

Private lodge 2 hrs. from Hanover. Perfect summer vacation spot for a family or couple. Dock, boats, porch, magnificent views. No pets/no smoking. 202-320-8268. [email protected].

Serene NH Lake: swimming, fishing, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, tennis. Weekly: 2 bedroom boathouse overhanging lake; secluded 2+ bedroom cabin. Private cove. Spring/summer/fall: $900-$1,300. [email protected] or 603-835-2683.
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Franconia Notch Vacations. Professionally managed Vacation Rentals central to NH's Franconia Notch State Park & Western White Mountains. or call 800-247-5536.
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New Jersey Vacation Rentals

Stone Harbor, NJ. On beach, 90 2nd St. [email protected], 570-287-0595.

New Mexico Vacation Rentals

Santa Fe. Architect's all solar electric, 3-bedroom, 3-bath house on 12.5 acres, 15 minutes to Plaza. Stunning views; non smoking; no pets; weekly. 978-369-2647, [email protected].

Rhode Island Vacation Rentals

Perfect for family vacations/reunions. Saunderstown, near Newport. 12,000 sq. ft. historic home on 35 acre estate on Narragansett Bay. 11 bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths, sleeps 18. Private tennis court & beach. Available weekly, summer only. [email protected], 203-259-2750.

Vermont Vacation Rentals

Stowe RETREAT! Hilltop Country Farmhouse. Sleeps 6. EXTRA-CLEAN. Views, reviews:

Spotlight on France

Make sure to check out the Let's Go Travel article on French pastries and their history. Click here to view it. 

South of France. Hilltop village above Nice near Vence and Grasse; two bed two bath house with spectacular views of Gorge du Loup; sleeps four. $1400 per week. [email protected].
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Red Savannah Villas. A stunning portfolio of hand-picked villas in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and the Caribbean. 855-468-5555.
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Paris 16th: Sunny one bedroom, elevator, 5th fl. Perfect for sabbatical. Monthly only, $4150. [email protected].

Languedoc. Charming house in medieval village, sleeps 4-6, stunning views. Vineyards, Carcassone, Mediterranean, hiking. [email protected].

Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle epoque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call 617-491-0006. [email protected].

PROVENCE warm happy farmhouse surrounded by Cotes du Rhone Vineyards 6 bedrooms.

Luxury Barge Cruises in the Upper Loire. Barge Meanderer is an exquisite, top-rated, owner-operated luxury canal barge offering six-day, FULLY inclusive cruises on French canals (6 passengers/6 crew). Enjoy transfers to/from the Barge, all meals and wines, open bar, shore visits to wineries, markets, chateaux, antiquing, optional guided biking tours and golf. Highly customized. Owned by parents of Harvard M.B.A. ’97. 602-790-0049, [email protected];
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Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau: heart of town. Two bedroom, WiFi, garage, patio garden. Great urban experience. $1450 weekly. [email protected]

Paris—7th. Métro Vaneau. Elegant 900 sq ft 3rd floor 1BR apartment with open view, washer/dryer, elevator, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 4 w/ sleeper sofa. Weekly maid service. Located on quiet street, near Rue de Sevres and St. Germain. 1,250€/week. 1 week minimum. [email protected].

Paris—Marais. Historic 17th-century, 500 sq. ft. apt on first floor, renovated, 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, brand new kitchen & bath, 2 private courtyards, high-speed internet access. 978-505-8300, [email protected].

Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. 207-752-0285.

AMAZING CORSICA. Located on the bay of Ajaccio in a private and peaceful enclave of exclusive villas, this 6 bedroom home has sea and mountain views that will leave you speechless. It is among the best Corsican luxury rentals for families, within easy reach of sandy beaches, the historical town of Ajaccio and the spectacular Corsican mountains, Contact: [email protected].
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St-Cirq-Lapopie—(Midi-Pyrenees) Charming stone cottage perched high above the Lot River. In medieval village but set apart, tranquil gardens, private. Spectacular views. Fully equipped kitchen, dining on stone terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace. Sleeps 6. Ideal for family or two couples. Region special for hiking, biking, river sports, vineyards, markets, cuisine, caves with neolithic art. U.S $1700/week. AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER. [email protected].

Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre and Luxembourg Garden. [email protected], 609-924-7520.

Normandy. Restored pressoir on sixteen tranquil hilltop acres. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, pool. 1.75 hours from Paris. Photos at: Available June-October; $2,900/week or $8,000/month. 415-922-3070, [email protected].

Paris 5th. Blue State Special. Elegant ground floor studio in 17th century building half block from Seine opposite Notre Dame. Free internet, phone, TV. Full kitchen. Sleeps three. [email protected].

Burgundy, Cote d'Or. 18th Century village house overlooks historic chateau in French countryside. 30 minutes from Beaune and Burgundy's best vineyards. 3 bedrooms, large salon, modern kitchen. All amenities. Sleeps 6. Private garden. U.S. $1,500/week. Available April-November. W. Kenneth Thompson, [email protected], 802-453-7855.

Paris—Marais: Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Long-term rental (9 mo.), Sept.-May. 206-723-6538;

Paris vacation apartments, hotel reservations, things to do, destination guide & more. Visit:

Experience My France Tours. Customized, guided, hosted, solo welcome, private.
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Dordogne-Lot Valley. Dream house. Mythic village. Couples, Families. Wonderful restaurants, markets, vineyards, bicycling, swimming. (Alumni Discount)., 617-608-1404.

Beautiful seaside villa, 14 km from St. Tropez. Perfect retreat for couples or writers/artists. Sleeps 6. Not suitable for children. Private beach access, spectacular views. 3 hrs to Cannes. Rates/photos: [email protected].

Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Barbados Luxury Villa—Up to 7 Large Suites--3 night minimum, includes Arrival Dinner and breakfast daily/St James, West Coast. Contact us for rates and schedule. [email protected] or 914-589-6550. Ask for Guy.

Jamaica Paradise. Villa Serenity. 5-star experience. 8,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gated community, private pool, steps to the beach. 24/7 concierge, daily housekeeping, complimentary chauffer, gourmet meals. Perfect for families, reunions, celebrations. 401-626-6942.

Tortola, BVI: Three-bedroom house 50 yards from beautiful Long Bay Beach. [email protected] or 646-526-7111.

Croatia Vacation Rentals

Gulet cruises in Croatia: Luxury gulet charter in Croatia. Get the best possible Croatia gulet to charter.

Gulet charter—Gulet cruises in Croatia, Contact us: +385 21 872 851, [email protected],

Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 307-733-8195; [email protected].

Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Harvard alumni-owned, beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips. [email protected], or

Italy Vacation Rentals

Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1-bath apt, free WiFi, garden/padio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS '86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/wk., [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Florence—heart of city. Luxury apartments for rent by Harvard Alumnus. Walk to all major sites and best restaurants from this historic palazzo. Tell us your class year and get 10% off.

Going to Italy? Let a Stanford alum who lives there guide and drive you. He'll follow your lead if you wish or he'll surprise you with discoveries he's made over the years. Your wishes are his commands. Check out:

Beautifully restored 18th century Tuscan home between Lucca and the sea. Private, gated, 4+ terraced acres. Manicured gardens. 65' pool. Convenient to beaches, Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical.
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Rome. Stylish, comfortable apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Elevator. Near St. John Lateran, major tourist sites and Metro. Stellar guest comments. $850/week. [email protected], 212-867-0489,

TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813, [email protected].


Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels,
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The Single Gourmet is a community whose members appreciate fine dining and travel. We dine at 4 & 5 star restaurants in NYC 4-6 times per month, and travel in the US and abroad 5-7 times per year. Owned and operated by a Harvard alum. Use code "Harvard" for discount on membership. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Resolute Reef Research. Investigation of global warming on reef milieus. Diving and underwater photography. [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Newfoundland and Labrador. Icebergs, puffins and whales. World Heritage sites, huge wildlife gatherings, award-winning local hosts. Escorted week-long, gentle adventures featuring people of the sea, wild days and comfortable hotels. Wildland Tours, 1-888-615-8279.

Yacht Charters

Crewed Yacht Charters, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England & Bahamas. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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