A scene from Eisenachs medieval Luther Festival. Photo Andreas Weise.

  A scene from Eisenach’s medieval Luther Festival. Photo Andreas Weise.   German Odyssey, Part 5 By Monique Burns Fans of composer Johann Sebastian Bach—and admirers of Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer whose hymns inspired him—should carve out a few days to visit the city of Eisenach. A center of

The spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong.

By Ann Abel It has the one of the largest and prettiest rooftop pools in Hong Kong, a stretch of cool shimmering blue overlooking Victoria Harbour. It has the most sophisticated hotel spa in Asia. And its two-star Michelin French restaurant, Caprice, had the first cheese cave in Hong Kong

Temple of Poseidon

Story & photos by Gerrie Summers The Mediterranean is one of my favorite destinations, so I was in heaven, or perhaps I should say in a celestial place, when I spent seven days cruising in Greece and Turkey with Celestyal Cruises. I experienced two itineraries, the 3-Day Iconic Aegean cruise


By Everett Potter Luxury gets a serious upgrade this winter with the opening of The Towers at Pacifica, a remarkable resort-within-a-resort that’s set within Los Cabos’ Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, a luxury all-inclusive resort. In fact, we’re giving away a three-night stay at this brand new all-inclusive.

The Towers at Pacifica

We’ve partnered with Pueblo Bonito Pacifica  Golf & Spa Resort to give away an amazing three night stay for two guests at The Towers at Pacifica. This is a new luxury resort-within-a-resort at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, an all-inclusive resort that’s just a few minutes’ drive from

Patio at Artisan Restaurant, The Delamar Southport, CT

By Jeanne Muchnick Every now and then a gal needs a king-sized bed, a duvet so fluffy you can sink into it, and a staycation that feels like you’ve truly gotten away. The Delamar Southport, with its attention to detail and New England charm, knows how to pamper. No matter


By Ann Abel There are more than a dozen reasons to love Lisbon, of course. Lately the city’s safety and good value—it’s Western Europe’s least expensive capital—have been winning a lot of hearts. But its appeal goes far deeper: narrow cobblestone streets ascending the city’s many hills, historic architecture, beautiful

Castle Leuchtenburg, home of high tech Leuchtenburg Porcelain Worlds. Courtesy Leuchtenburg Porcelain Worlds.

By Monique Burns   Bid farewell to Dresden, capital of Saxony, and head to the neighboring state of Thuringia and its cultural capital, Weimar, about 2 ½ hours west via the high-speed Intercity-Express (ICE) train.  Leafy cobblestone streets, pastel-colored houses and fountain-dappled squares are reason enough to visit this graceful

The Elbsandstone Mountains high above the River Elbe PHOTO Karol Werner COURTESY German National Tourist Board (GNTB)

By Monique Burns  When Saxony’s rulers really wanted to let down their hair, they headed just outside Dresden to castles and country houses along the River Elbe.  There they hunted in the open air, cultivated fine wines, and oversaw porcelain-making and other pursuits.  Visitors to the Saxon Elblands can still

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By Monique Burns  South of Berlin, north of Prague and west of Warsaw, Germany’s eastern reaches are rarely associated with the kind of over-the-top grandeur found at Louis XIV’s Versailles or Peter the Great’s St. Petersburg.  But, for 800 years, the lords of Saxony turned Dresden, their capital city, into