The ghost of actor Oskar Wener  appears in a bookshop window in Vienna.

by Everett Potter Vienna is one of my favorite cities in the world. Long on charm, style and tradition, Vienna is undergoing a massive infusion of energy, money and building. A  Ritz-Carlton has just opened and the Hotel Topazz, a Design Hotel, opened last year.  There is an edgy new


By Geri Bain and Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer the two set out to

Vienna for those who came for something besides Sacher Torte and opera

By Everett Potter Berlin gets all the credit, but ­Austria—that nation of Klimt-worshipping, Sacher torte–eating opera­goers—practically ­invented nightlife.  More in my story in New York magazine …     Everett Potter is Editor in Chief of Everett Potter’s Travel Report


Story and photos by Denise Mattia A pale wintry light pierced the Vienna sky at dawn, revealing the tops of roofs and the silhouette of the Hofburg Palace Dome. I returned to my room ready for a journey by train from Vienna to the Wachau Valley in Krems, traveling on

Becky Aikman and Fred Plotkin perusing the menu at Osterreicher im MAK in Vienna. Photo by Lana Bortolot. By Becky Aikman There may be no bigger gamble in travel than taking a trip with a friend; the results can fall anywhere between the disastrous and the sublime. But the odds were

Shakespeare and Company, Paris. Photo by Dena Timm. The best English-language bookshops in Paris, Vienna and Lucerne … By Richard West PARIS Shakespeare & Co. (37, rue de Bucherie): Surely the most well-known bookshop in Europe, founded in 1951 by the now-in-his-90's, George Whitman, who still describes the three sprawling