Category | Europe

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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Regensburg: A Walk through Germany’s Most Beautiful City

Posted on 26 January 2016

Story & photos by Marlene Fanta Shyer If Maximilian, the former King of Bavaria, declared Regensburg to be the most beautiful city in all of Germany, who are we to… Continue reading »

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Oslo’s Top 10

Posted on 12 January 2016

  By Monique Burns To the many Americans still discovering Northern Europe, here’s this Scandinavia maven’s take on the Top 10 Cultural Highlights in Oslo, Norway’s fjordside capital.  Equally impressive,… Continue reading »

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Oslo’s Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania

Posted on 07 December 2015

By Monique Burns At first glance, you might think there’s nothing special about the Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.  It’s not the newest hotel in… Continue reading »

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Tracing Your Ancestral Roots in Germany

Posted on 24 November 2015

By Marian Betancourt Five million Europeans left from Hamburg for the New World during the 19th and 20th centuries, and another seven million departed from nearby Bremerhaven. Two museums on… Continue reading »

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Exploring Bosnia-Herzegovina

Posted on 27 October 2015

    By Gerrie Summers All photographs credit Boucher-Harris Photography At the Sarajevo airport, I walked up to the customs agent and handed her my passport.  She looked at it… Continue reading »

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Norway’s Dazzling Northern Lights

Posted on 18 October 2015

By Monique Burns Virtually everyone dreams of seeing the Northern Lights—and I was no exception.  I could have traveled from my home in Rockport, just north of Boston, to eastern… Continue reading »

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Cycling the Dalmatian Islands with VBT

Posted on 29 September 2015

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations uses cycling as a way to reach Croatian culture

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Follow the Swiss Silk Road

Posted on 23 September 2015

Story & photos By Julie Maris/Semel Yodeling and the clang of cowbells welcome visitors en route to Zurich Airport’s baggage claim. The recorded sounds say “Switzerland” in language all can… Continue reading »

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Swedish Summer

Posted on 01 September 2015

By David McKay Wilson On the first night of summer, we strolled the beach at Tylosand, that fabled resort that was gearing up for a hectic six weeks of music,… Continue reading »