By Bobbie Leigh To begin your visit to “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,” consider starting with the gallery devoted to Kirchner’s last years before exploring his earlier work. It may seem odd to start looking at extraordinary Expressionist paintings and tapestries created at the end of the artist’s life, but it is
By Catherine Sabino While Italy has many renowned pasticcerias, some of the country’s most extraordinary and intriguing pastry shops, including a few dating to the 18th century, are found in Genoa. Today you can have a delicious walk through the city, savoring its sweet culinary history, as you visit
By Brian E. Clark In the middle of the 19th Century, roughly 400,000 farmers, miners, and others used the Oregon Trail – and its offshoots – to travel up to 2,100 miles from its start in St. Louis to reach their destinations in the West and begin new lives. One
By Buzzy Gordon As many of the world’s most popular sightseeing destinations struggle to cope with overtourism, there is one sector of the tourism industry that is not only experiencing impressive growth year after year, it actually welcomes the constant expansion — and is even working to increase it. The
By Ruth J. Katz “Dazzling” comes to mind when you enter the imposing Corinthia Hotel off Trafalgar Square, housed in a stunning Victorian edifice. Grandeur with a swathe of modernity. The lobby lounge features a “Full Moon” Baccarat chandelier with 1,001 crystals and it sets the tone for what is
By Everett Potter Is the Baur au Lac the best hotel in Switzerland? I’ve stayed in most of the country’s finest properties and a strong case can be made that this 175-year-old hotel with its own manicured park overlooking Lake Zurich in the heart of that city is just that hotel.
Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff Christmas may be the most magical time in Europe, and the best way to see both Europe and these festive events is a river cruise. Viking Cruises has been perfecting this itinerary longer than anyone in Europe (since 1997) and is expert at blending
By Ann Abel While not as famous as Croatia’s seaside cities, Zagreb, the capital, has 900 years of history and no small number of charms of its own. It may not be story-book beautiful—and some soot-covered monoliths remain—but there are also wedding-cake confections of buildings. More important, it’s genuinely