Mary Winston Nicklin

Mary Winston Nicklin

Based in Paris, Mary Winston Nicklin is a Contributing Editor for the magazine. An expert on France, she also travels widely beyond the Hexagon to sleuth out exciting new finds for the Questex Travel Group. She’s walked a remote portion of the Great Wall of China; overnighted in the world's biggest desert, the Empty Quarter; and toasted new vintages with wine-making monks on a Riviera island.

Stories by Mary Winston Nicklin

Paris Day Trips the Locals Know

Move over Versailles and Giverny -- for travelers looking for a quick, off-the-beaten-path jaunt outside Paris, we've rounded up our top insider picks for day trips recommended by Parisians.

Top Hotel Picks of 2015

It’s been a busy year on the road for our editors and writers, who know that a good hotel stay can often make or break a trip. Three of our top editors and writers share their best lodging experiences of 2015.

Top Insider Tips for Paris Travel

Whether it’s a first-time experience or a repeat trip, Paris has a magnetic pull on visitors. For clients headed across the pond, here are some insider tips for getting the most out of a Parisian jaunt.

Top Trending Destinations of 2015

Our team of globetrotting editors and correspondents have identified a number of destinations that have been drawing new or renewed interest from savvy travelers. Here, beginning in Europe and circling the world until we reach the Caribbean, are a dozen of our top trending destinations.

Why 2015 Is Belgium's Big Year

From a European Capital of Culture designation for Mons to the Waterloo bicentennial, there are plenty of reasons to send clients to Belgium this year. Travel Agent just got back from a trip with the inside scoop.

Why Atlantic France Is Set to Take Off

The re-creation of a Revolutionary War voyage is set to put the spotlight on the port of Rochefort and the region of Poitou-Charentes. We've rounded up what makes this area special, plus a comprehensive look at what's new in the rest of the country.