Category | Getaways

Longyearbyen: Pleasures and Polar Bears in Norway

Posted on 27 April 2016

  By Monique Burns You’ll find Longyearbyen at the Arctic Ocean’s southern fringe, 600 miles from the North Pole and 600 miles from the Norwegian mainland.  The world’s northernmost settlement… Continue reading »

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Philadelphia, A Vibrant City of Culture & Fun

Posted on 26 April 2016

By Marian Betancourt When I lived in Philadelphia for two years in the 1990s I missed New York. Although I enjoyed the art museum and the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia… Continue reading »

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Greece: Danai Palace Resort

Posted on 21 April 2016

By Gary Walther True confession: Greece is a blank on The Hotel Detective’s map of the world, but he filled in a bit of it with a recent stay at… Continue reading »

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Nordic Light, Stockholm’s Design Hotel

Posted on 13 April 2016

  by Geri Bain From the moment we walked into Stockholm’s Nordic Light Hotel, my husband and I sensed an energetic, social vibe—and the appeal to Millennials was apparent. The… Continue reading »

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Saxony’s Backroads Lead to Dresden’s Wealth and Art

Posted on 04 April 2016

Article and photos by Julie Maris/Semel Twenty-five miles from Dresden, the Saxon-Bohemian Silver Mines Route meanders through the Erzgebirge, the Ore Mountains. Unique landscapes of peaks and valleys from silver… Continue reading »

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Cruising the Arctic Aboard Hurtigruten

Posted on 29 March 2016

By Monique Burns For years, the Arctic haunted me.  I longed to cruise those northerly waters, to set foot in that stark, mysterious land.  I dreamt of tracking rare wildlife,… Continue reading »

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St. Barth: The LVMH Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle De France

Posted on 22 March 2016

By Gary Walther Some luxury hotels have a double identity. They promote the alluring side, and they scarcely mention the other side, which sometimes has its own allure. Case-in-point: One… Continue reading »

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The Grand Train Stations of Paris

Posted on 06 March 2016

Text and photographs by Deborah Loeb Bohren   The six grand train stations of Paris represent the best of design and architecture of their time boasting exquisite ironwork, intricate masonry,… Continue reading »

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Croatia with Insight Vacations

Posted on 15 February 2016

Story & photos by Gerrie Summers On my recent Dalmatian Riviera trip with Insight Vacations, we explored Croatia.  We cruise past scenic coastline in a comfy and roomy coach with… Continue reading »

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Three Reasons to Visit Quebec City Right Now

Posted on 09 February 2016

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman Long the neglected next-door neighbor in the minds of American travelers, Canada has been experiencing an it-moment of late with the November instatement of… Continue reading »

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