Europe

Hotel Diplomat Stockholm

A stylish stay at the Hotel Diplomat Stockholm

By Janice and George

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.

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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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Things to do in Mallorca

Discover 15 delightful things to do in Mallorca, Spain

By Janice and George

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…

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best river cruises in the world

Say hello to the world’s best river cruises!

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” also debuted in Egypt in 2018. More here!

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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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The Beautiful Bridges of Venice

By Janice and George

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?

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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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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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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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