Category | Europe

German Odyssey, Part 4: Weimar, Thuringia’s Cultural Capital

Posted on 11 September 2016

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… Continue reading »

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German Odyssey, Part 3: The Saxon Elblands

Posted on 29 August 2016

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… Continue reading »

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German Odyssey, Part 2: Glorious Dresden

Posted on 11 August 2016

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… Continue reading »

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German Odyssey, Part 1: Berlin Portrait

Posted on 01 August 2016

    By Monique Burns Since the 25th anniversary of German Reunification in 2015, thousands of Americans have headed east to Berlin, Europe’s newest “Capital of Cool,” where hip cafés… Continue reading »

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The Hotel Café Royal: 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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