Europe

A Perfect Day Out: Hampton Court Palace Near London

by Guest Contributor on July 10, 2017

One of the best places to spend a day on your vacation is Hampton Court Palace. A vast palace surrounded by gardens, it offers beauty, education, and fun year round. Purchase your ticket in the long building near the entrance from the main road. From there, a short walk leads over to the palace itself. […]

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Explore Britain’s King Arthur Filming Locations

by Anthony Manzanares on May 31, 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has not been the box office hit that had been hoped for, but this epic fantasy film (directed and written by Guy Ritchie with a  cast including Charlie Hunman, , and ) retells the classic story of the legendary British leader made famous by medieval mythology. Why not take […]

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Girlfriend Getaway: Shady Ladies Tour of Paris

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2017

I am not typically a tour kind of traveler. Oh sure, when I’m in a new city I like taking a general city tour to get the lay of the land for later independent exploration, and I do enjoy a short themed day tour. But cramming myself on a bus with a bunch of other people […]

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Mothers Day Pairings: Rioja & the Women in Your Life

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 17, 2017

This Mother’s Day, whether you’re welcoming a new mom or celebrating the wisdom of a grandmother, Rioja has the perfect wine pairings for every madre. We’ve even made it easier by offering up some perfect pairings. For the new mom   She’s likely busy, tired and overwhelmed, so introduce her to Rioja Blanco, a wine […]

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See Norway by Rail

by Guest Contributor on April 14, 2017

Given Norway’s rightly earned reputation as an expensive country to visit, it may surprise you to learn that the best way to see the country’s spectacular scenery is also one of the cheapest. Long distance rail journeys can be booked in advance for as little as $25. Here’s how you can slow down and choose […]

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10 Reasons to Choose a Viking River Cruise

by Anthony Manzanares on October 28, 2016

October is National Plan a Cruise Month, and with so many types of cruises to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a fan of Viking River Cruises and so I offer my 10 reasons why you should choose a river cruise for your next vacation. A river […]

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Tips for Planning a European Road Trip

by Guest Contributor on October 19, 2016

For driving enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than getting out onto the open road on a nice summer’s day, with the windows down and the wind in your hair. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it might become a lot harder to do this in Europe in the foreseeable future. So we’ve come up with a guide to […]

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10 Thing to Do in Provence, France

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 10, 2016

Located in southeastern France, extending from the lower Rhone River to the Italian border, and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Provence maximizes its climate and landscape into some of the best cultural and culinary tourism around. You may not know exactly where it is on the map, but chances are, you’ve heard of it. And […]

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5 Locations in Turkey Not to be Missed

by Guest Contributor on February 29, 2016

Providing the gateway between East and West, Turkey is one of the most culturally memorable and extraordinarily beautiful countries to visit. Although the charms of cities such as Istanbul and Ankara are boundless, there are also stunningly gorgeous villages that spill onto tranquil beaches, and mountains, that offer a chance to travel into the heart […]

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5 Scenic European Rail Journeys

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 4, 2016

Looking to ride the rails? Here are five scenic rail journeys. Swiss Lakes and Mountains Switzerland is rife with scenic railway journeys. In the summer months the verdant pastures roll lusciously from the edge of the tracks into the horizon, while in the winter the country unfolds like a veritable Narnia. Suggestion:  Travel from Montreux […]

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