The Louvre Museum has a tradition of allowing artists to learn by painting the masterpieces. Sometimes they catch your attention more than the original art.
Our “Scenic Gem” Seine River cruise from Paris through Normandy? Delightful! Castles, gardens, artist studios and museums – explored from a luxury rivership with cool sun-room balconies.
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!
When it comes to beautiful boutique hotels in the Mediterranean – ones with lots of blue and white that get their inspiration from the sea – Hotel Vistabella is hard to beat.
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.
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.)
Attend a lunch-time Grieg concert at Troldhaugen, and the music – and love story between Edvard and his wife – will cast its spell.
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.
Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.
Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!
On the historic waterfront, the Bergen Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), high-ceilinged rooms and complimentary meals.
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.
One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.
The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.
Ah, romantic Venice! Every day is Valentine’s Day when it comes to our love for you. No matter the tourists, we never tire of your canals, gondoliers, palaces – and that magical light.
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