Yes, visit Porto! But plan wisely. Here’s how to enjoy the best things to do in Porto (hello bookshops!) – without the crowds.
What to do in Dresden? Is 2 days in Dresden enough? Yes. Ogle the Green Vault treasures, bicycle the Elbe, taste Pilsner beer and see Zwinger Palace.
Here’s our guide on how to get from the Venice cruise port to the Santa Lucia train station. Do it yourself? Or should you take a taxi to Mestre?
Bicycling on river cruises is all the rage! After our Scenic cruise with e-bikes, we sussed out the best bike-and-boat river cruises. Some ocean cruises have bicycles now too.
The best hotel in Stockholm? We loved the Hotel Diplomat. With a prestigious waterfront location, it’s a gracious, old-world style hotel with all the modern touches.
“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.
Admire a Gothic cathedral. Hike donkey trails. Swim in idyllic coves. Tour historic manor homes. Oh, and don’t forget to stay in a finca! There are so many wonderful things to do in Mallorca, Spain…
World’s best river cruises? Scenic and Crystal River Cruises are tops. New? U by Uniworld is oh-so trendy. The “Viking Ra” also debuted in Egypt in 2018. More here!
The best thing to do in Dubrovnik? Walk on top of the medieval city walls. Gaze down on one side at churches, palaces and carved fountains, all crammed together with apartments and cafes. On the other side, gawk at the turquoise sea.
The muse of poets and writers, Venice is known as the “City of Bridges.” But who knew more than 400 bridges link Venice’s canals?
On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.
Some of the best hiking in the Canary Islands is on La Palma at Caldera de Taburiente. Here’s our how-to guide to hiking the crater on your own.
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.)
A Canary Islands cruise is a great way to visit the lesser-known island gems. Walk magical UNESCO forests and explore pretty mountain villages. And see the Canaries’ secret side!