Category | Europe

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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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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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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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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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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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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Helsinki: In Search of Winter

Posted on 08 February 2016

By Richard West Given that 2015 was the warmest year on record and my wife and I are experiencing our third consecutive wimpy winter in Amsterdam—no frozen canals, no Ice… Continue reading »

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