Europe

Dubrovnik wall walk

Get High! Walk the Dubrovnik city walls

By Janice and George

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.

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Hotel Havnekontoret

A luxury place to stay on Bergen’s historic waterfront

By Janice and George

On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.

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La Palma hiking

La Palma hiking: An awesome day at Caldera de Taburiente

By Janice and George

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.

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Canary Islands cruising

Canary Islands Cruising: See the secret side of the Canaries

By Janice and George

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!

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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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Hostal de la Gavina

A memorable coastal walk and stay at Hostal de la Gavina

By Janice and George

The coastal path from Hostal de la Gavina is one of the loveliest stretches of the Camino de Ronda. The hotel’s pool and perch above the chi-chi town of S’Agaro are sweet too.

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levada walks

Take a hike! Levada walks on Madeira

By Janice and George

More than 200 historic “levadas” or water channels criss-cross Madeira, and levada walks are one of the best things to do on this Portuguese island.

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Copenhagen photos

Copenhagen’s colorful bicycles

By Ellen Daae Hardy

It’s impossible to look at Copenhagen photos and not spot some bicycles. The Copenhagen bicycle culture is that strong! These photos will make you want to go for a ride.

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Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

Embracing History at Lisbon’s Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

By Janice and George

Built in 1870, this former Lisbon palace boasts elegant rooms and an outdoor pool in a beautiful garden setting. Bonus: The city center is a 15-minute vintage tram ride away.

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best river cruises in the world

Say hello to the world’s best river cruises and river cruise lines!

By Janice and George

World’s best river cruises? Scenic and Crystal River Cruises are tops. New? U by Uniworld is oh-so trendy. The “Viking Ra” hits Egypt in May, 2018. More here!

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Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset

Snapshot Story #25: The Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset is worth a stop!

By Janice and George

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our guest photographer’s visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in this stunning photo from her Italy trip.

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river cruise from Paris to Normandy

Discover the historic riches of Normandy on a Seine River cruise

By Janice and George

Our “Scenic Gem” Seine River cruise through Normandy? Delightful! Castles, gardens, artist studios and museums – explored from a Scenic “space ship” with cool sun-room balconies.

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Snapshot Story #22: Louvre copyists learn by painting the masterpieces

By Janice and George

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.

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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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