DESTINATIONS

Ten reasons to visit Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte ( Photoessay)

Ten reasons to visit Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte ( Photoessay)

These photos illustrate some of the reasons why Vaux le Vicomte, which took 20 years to build, has been so popular with both residents and tourists alike.

October 2, 2014 | 6 comments Continue reading
Rebuilding Los Cabos: Odile relief funds

Rebuilding Los Cabos: Odile relief funds

A partial list of Odile relief funds to help rebuild Los Cabos

September 25, 2014 | 19 comments Continue reading
Guiltfree glamping in the Masai Mara

Guiltfree glamping in the Masai Mara

A luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara offers authenticity coupled with modern creature comforts.

August 27, 2014 | 32 comments Continue reading

CRUISES

Crystal Cruises caters to late risers

Crystal Cruises caters to late risers

Late risers on cruises no longer have to worry about coming home from vacation feeling tired from early morning wakeup calls

September 11, 2014 | 2 comments Continue reading
PHOTOESSAY – City highlights of a Danube River cruise

PHOTOESSAY – City highlights of a Danube River cruise

A Danube River cruise offers travelers a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of cities to which they would like to return.

July 13, 2014 | 14 comments Continue reading
Boomers going with the flow: A Viking River Cruise on the Danube

Boomers going with the flow: A Viking River Cruise on the Danube

Our Viking River Cruise on the Danube was the perfect introduction to lovely cities, towns and villages that line the banks of the river.

July 13, 2014 | 32 comments Continue reading

FOOD

Visiting the oldest bakery in Bologna

Visiting the oldest bakery in Bologna

The pastries, breads and pastas of the oldest bakery in Bologna make a perfect take-home gift from a city known for culinary treasures and traditions.

October 15, 2014 | 21 comments Continue reading
Eating pizza in Bologna

Eating pizza in Bologna

We didn’t plan to eat pizza in Bologna but it isn’t a bad option when you’ve eaten pasta every evening for a week.

October 11, 2014 | 2 comments Continue reading
Celebrating mortadella in Bologna

Celebrating mortadella in Bologna

Mortadella di Bologna is so associated with the city of Bologna that Americans often use the terms “mortadella” and “bologna” interchangeably.

October 9, 2014 | 24 comments Continue reading

HOTELS & SPAS

Gym etiquette: 7 ways to rock the gym

Gym etiquette: 7 ways to rock the gym

Visiting the gym at a hotel spa or wellness resort? Contributing health and spa writer Sheryl Kraft offers some advice about “gym etiquette” and doing the right thing.

October 25, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading
Homewood Suites debuts in the Big Apple

Homewood Suites debuts in the Big Apple

Homewood Suites is the newest extended stay property to open in New York City.

October 20, 2014 | 1 comment Continue reading
Sweet hotel turndown gifts

Sweet hotel turndown gifts

From whimsical to elegant, these hotel turndown gifts make for sweet dreams…

October 8, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading

TIPS

CSI Bologna: The pickpocket

CSI Bologna: The pickpocket

A cautionary tale about a pickpocket and a tourist with a fat wallet and loose pockets

October 23, 2014 | 28 comments Continue reading
Exploring California Wine Country: There’s an app for that

Exploring California Wine Country: There’s an app for that

With more than 800 wineries in Napa County alone, organizing a visit to northern California Wine Country can be daunting.

September 28, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading
Housesitting: A fun way to travel the world on a dime

Housesitting: A fun way to travel the world on a dime

Love to travel? Housesitting entails taking care of someone else’s property (and possibly their pets) in exchange for your stay.

September 8, 2014 | 4 comments Continue reading

BOOKS & GEAR

5 Reasons why every woman should travel solo

5 Reasons why every woman should travel solo

Leyla Giray Alyanak, author of Women on the Road, explains why every woman should travel solo–whether she’s partnered or not.

October 12, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading
Win an Otterbox Resurgence Power Case (contest ends 9/30/14)

Win an Otterbox Resurgence Power Case (contest ends 9/30/14)

Read my review of the Otterbox Resurgence Power Case and enter for a chance to win one for your smartphone.

August 24, 2014 | 17 comments Continue reading
Win a copy of River Cruising in Europe (contest ended)

Win a copy of River Cruising in Europe (contest ended)

New Berlitz Travel book on river cruising provides a great overview of the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry.

August 18, 2014 | 18 comments Continue reading

Other Recent Articles & News

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2014

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2014

This year, Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks enables locals and visitors to savor the bounty of the Hudson River Valley at two hundred different locations.

October 30, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading
In the Media – The resurgence of travel agents

In the Media – The resurgence of travel agents

With the birth of online travel, many predicted the demise of travel agents. That hasn’t been the case; they are coming back strong.

October 2, 2014 | Leave a comment Continue reading
Spas for Men: Six special spas that will make men swoon

Spas for Men: Six special spas that will make men swoon

Contributing health and spa writer Sheryl Kraft writes about six spas for men that are likely to get them to say “yes” to the spa.

September 10, 2014 | 7 comments Continue reading
Quest for the Best: How to find the best food while on the road

Quest for the Best: How to find the best food while on the road

Some tips for finding the best food when you are traveling…

September 6, 2014 | 10 comments Continue reading


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