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Diocletian's Palace

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace: A walled wonder

By Janice and George

“Where is Diocletian’s Palace?” visitors often ask when in Split, Croatia. Shopkeepers laughingly reply, “You’re in it!” The ruins of the 1,700-year-old palace are the heart of the inner city.

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Private pool suites

You want swank? These private pool suites are tops

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.

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Ancient city of Petra

Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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Louisville Theater

Louisville Theater: The River City’s 5 best stages

By Ben Lovell

Move over New York and Chicago! The Louisville theater scene packs in a lot of fabulous drama too! Tops on the list of the 5 best stages is the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

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Stockholm's Drottningholm Palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George

Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)

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Friedrichsbad

The art of bathing naked in Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad

By Janice and George

The Germans sure know how to take a bath! The Friedrichsbad is a Baden-Baden spa with 17 stages of bathing pleasure. But you’ll be, ahem, naked in front of many other people.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, is worth a stop at sunset

By Dhara Nargundkar

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in the most memorable photo from our Italy trip!

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Things to do in Gamla Stan

Things to do in Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town)

By Janice and George

Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.

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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George

Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!

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Is Alila Villas Uluwatu the most luxurious hotel in Bali?

By Janice and George

We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a clifftop perch and a stunning birdcage lounge, Alila Villas Uluwatu may be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.

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Cadaques photos

Cadaques Photos: You’ll want to visit this lovely Dali town

By Janice and George

No wonder Cadaques inspired surrealist painter Salvador Dali! Take a peek at these photos of Cadaques, one of the sweetest towns on Spain’s Costa Brava.

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Edvard Grieg Museum

The Edvard Grieg Museum (and love story) cast a beautiful spell

By Janice and George

Attend a lunch-time concert at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen, and the music – and love story between Edvard and his wife – cast their spell.

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Tallinn Old Town

Eye-catching sights in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

By Janice and George

Forget the map! Tallinn Old Town in Estonia is perfect for soaking up its 1,000 years of history by strolling aimlessly and letting your curiosity guide your feet.

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Ikies Traditional Houses

Ikies Traditional Houses: A stunning Santorini cave hotel

By Janice and George

Don’t think Santorini’s cave hotels are hobbity holes. Take Ikies Traditional Houses. Carved into the cliffs, these boutique digs with views are stunning! 

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