Europe

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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6 Hotel Barges Added to the French Waterways Collection

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 23, 2015

  French Waterways increases its hotel barge collection to 36 barges with the addition of six new boats for 2016: Saraphina, Mirage, Hemingway, Emma, Caroline, and Saroche. Each of the new barges offer different itineraries and styles, but all meet the highest standards of hotel barging. French Waterways aims to inform and inspire holidays on […]

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Channel Your Inner Spy On This James Bond 007 London Holiday

by Anthony Manzanares on November 20, 2015

  It’s been over a week since the new James Bond film “Spectre” premiered, and already the film has grossed in excess of $294 million. I haven’t been to see it yet, busy traveling, but it’s on the to-see list for the coming week. For those who would like to channel their inner spy and […]

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Under the instruction from professional drivers, experience the thrill of driving a supercar as part of #WaldorfExperiences

Following a successful test drive in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts shifts into the fast lane with the global launch of Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, now bookable for guests across North America, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates at 10 of the brand’s 26 hotels and resorts. The package includes access to new Ferrari, […]

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Your Guide to the Dramatic Dalmatian Islands

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 19, 2015

They sit shimmering in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, mostly unknown to American tourists.  Island hopping around these undiscovered gems onboard a small ship cruise is discovering paradise, over and over again.  Bustling marinas, medieval town squares, sapphire and turquoise beaches, boutique hotels, al fresco dining, and chic bars are all part […]

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10 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Oslo

by Guest Contributor on July 6, 2015

Go back. Baaaaaaaaaaaack! Over the falls!” My first brief introduction to Norway was on the Maelstrom ride in the Norway pavilion in Disney’s Epcot theme park.  The animatronic troll bellowed his warning to unsuspecting trespassers whose Viking boat was about to “plunge” backwards over the simulated waterfall, launching into a presentation of Norway’s mythology and […]

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Armenia Remembers the Past

by Susan McKee on April 27, 2015

A century has passed since Medz Yeghern – “The Great Crime” – began, but Armenians have not forgotten. It all started April 24, 1915, when Ottoman authorities arrested and then executed some 250 leading Armenians living in Constantinople. This was followed during the years of World War I by the systematic slaughter and forced deportation […]

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Top Five Exciting New European Hotels In 2014

by Guest Contributor on June 11, 2014

Top Five Exciting New European Hotels In 2014 (via http://www.citytripplanner.com/travel/) Whether you’re a first-time traveller leaving your home country for the first time or a seasoned jetsetter with stamps and visas on every page of your passport, one thing is common to the vast majority of trips abroad: the need to find a place to…

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Athens from the Sea, or, How I Nearly Died

by Guest Contributor on June 2, 2014

Athens from the Sea, or, How I Nearly Died. (via Finding the Universe) “That’s a big camera!”, exclaimed the Captain. Leaning in, he conspiratorially whispered: “Would you like to go up the mast?” I peered up into the sky, into which the mast disappeared like a beanstalk. I looked back at the Captain, wondering…  

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  Coming this spring, two of the fashion world’s most celebrated designers, the late Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, will be subject of two exhibitions at the Hamburg, Germany, Kunsthalle museum and the city’s Museum of Applied Arts. Karl Lagerfeld With the exhibition “Feuerbach’s Muses – Lagerfeld’s Models”, Hamburg’s Kunsthalle art museum is presenting a […]

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