Category | Europe

Romantic Lake Como for the 99 Percent

Posted on 18 August 2015

By Beverly Stephen We didn’t really need George Clooney to tell us Lake Como is romantic. Greta Garbo made the point in 1932 in the movie “The Grand Hotel.”  And… Continue reading »

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A Stroll Around Lisbon

Posted on 11 August 2015

By Richard West I know this feeling: vuja de, the strange sense I’ve never been here before. Indeed true.  My wife and I have been trying to visit Lisbon and… Continue reading »

Cromlix House: Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray Rejuvenates Scottish Country Hotel

Posted on 10 March 2015

Andy Murray’s Cromlix has the essential ingredients for the perfect country house getaway — big comfy beds upstairs, serious dining downstairs and a Whisky Room for socializing over 16-year-old malts

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A Visit to St. Petersburg

Posted on 25 February 2015

  By Marian Betancourt I had long wanted to visit this fabled city by the sea built by Peter the Great in 1703 to open Russia to the West.  Inspired… Continue reading »

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Letter from Rome: Hotel de la Ville Roma Redux

Posted on 10 February 2015

By Marc Kristal The tourist’s week I spent recently in Rome was – as it always seems to be in that unusual city – a dream of perfection. The sun… Continue reading »

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Estonia’s Culinary Traditions: Naturally Sophisticated

Posted on 12 January 2015

By Marian Betancourt Wherever you live in this small country of just over a million people, you are near the birch and pine tree forest stretching to the sun and… Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic, Part 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg by Sea

Posted on 02 December 2014

By Monique Burns Exploring the Baltic led me first to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, the world’s second-largest port and one of the planet’s liveliest cultural centers.  Then it was on… Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic, Part 3: Riga: The Baltic’s Sweet Song

Posted on 24 November 2014

By Monique Burns  From the Polish capital of Warsaw, my explorations took me on a 2 ½-hour Air Baltic flight northeast to Riga, the tiny Latvian capital whose mighty gulf… Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic, Part 2: Warsaw Rises

Posted on 18 November 2014

By Monique Burns My 11-day Baltic odyssey took me to five cities, from the port of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, as far east as St. Petersburg, Russia’s incomparable cultural capital…. Continue reading »

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Exploring the Baltic: Hamburg’s Watery World

Posted on 08 November 2014

By Monique Burns Exploring the Baltic led me on a watery course.  I followed in the wake of the Hanseatic League, powerful traders who, for more than six centuries, plied… Continue reading »

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