Category | Getaways

The Café Royal Hotel: Legendary London at its Luxurious Best

Posted on 18 July 2016

By Ruth J. Katz Steeped in history ever-so-glamorous, the Hotel Café Royal is, simply put, a London legend. Established in 1865 by Frenchman Daniel Nicholas Thévenon (who later anglicized his given… Continue reading »

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Sailing on the Europa 2

Posted on 12 July 2016

By Gary Walther DAY ONE: The Hotel Detective is sailing on a sea of superlatives, The Europa 2, a 500-passenger ship belonging to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. According to the 2016 Berlitz… Continue reading »

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One Aldwych

Posted on 25 June 2016

By Richard West I am here to relieve your angst and ennui that often arises whence cometh that seasonal oxymoron, Summer Vacation.  Your concern that the undiscovered city doesn’t deserve… Continue reading »

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The Hotel Detective File: Crystal Serenity

Posted on 21 June 2016

By Gary Walther Altitude condenses eye-level chaff. From the Bridge Deck, the bow of the Crystal Serenity becomes an elegant geometry, circle-in-triangle with planes of blue as background. And a… Continue reading »

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Cruising with Fathom

Posted on 13 June 2016

By Kay Showker So much attention has been showered on Fathom’s historic cruises to Cuba, they have overshadowed the new company’s earlier launch of alternate cruises to the Dominican Republic… Continue reading »

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The Hotel Detective File: Hotel Due Torri, Verona

Posted on 04 June 2016

The Due Torri in Verona is just The Hotel Detective’s type. Of a certain age, but still beautiful, with a lobby built for another era and where a pleasing dusk… Continue reading »

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The Insider’s Go-to Guide for Israel

Posted on 31 May 2016

Story & photos by Jeanne Muchnick There are things in Israel you have to do: The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, the… Continue reading »

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Stockholm’s Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

Posted on 23 May 2016

by Geri Bain The 414-room Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is an obvious choice for travelers attending conferences at the adjacent Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, so my husband and I were… Continue reading »

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Maine’s Migis Lodge Celebrates 100th Summer

Posted on 22 May 2016

Story & photos by By Melissa Coleman Migis Lodge, located on the shores of Maine’s Sebago Lake, may feel like a summer retreat where time never passes. However, the resort… Continue reading »

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City Hopping in Montreal & Toronto

Posted on 04 May 2016

By Melissa Coleman The upcoming warm months are an excellent time to visit Canada, what with the dollar so strong and the prime minister so hip. Its first- and second-largest… Continue reading »

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