Getaways

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 Monique Burns Halfway through a trip to Germany’s Rhineland, I find myself in Bonn. I’ve stood at the meeting of the Rhine and Moselle in Koblenz, wondered at Roman ruins in Trier and been dazzled by Charlemagne’s golden cathedral in Aachen.  Finally, I’ll head south to Wiesbaden, with its

  By Catherine Sabino Gastronomy tourism is on the up throughout Europe, as elsewhere around the globe, with Italy seeing the number of food and wine tourists doubling in 2018 over the previous year, and France having a third of its visitors coming to experience the richness of its culinary heritage. While

Ruth J. Katz What do the barrel, the screwdriver, the hot air balloon, the bar code, the bicycle, and Penicillin have in common? Not much on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that they are all inventions that are the inspirations for visionary cocktails in the

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat. Text by Everett Potter. Lake Como stands alone among the Italian lakes, 29 miles of waterway sheltered by forested mountains and lined with period villas that were the stage sets for literary and operatic history. I’m lucky to be there several times a year with

By Monique Burns                                                                               Bonn has never really chased the tourist trade. Frankly,

By Ann Abel I spent my first couple of days on the north Adriatic island of Losinj trying to figure out how to pronounce it. My Croatian hosts said things that sounded almost like familiar words. Lotion? Lozenge? I never did quite master it. No matter. My mispronunciations worked for

By Monique Burns Relatively few Americans have ever visited Bonn. You might have heard about the former West German capital on the news. But chances are you’ve never experienced the city unless you were a German bureaucrat in a past life. That’s all about to change. For a full year,

By Gerrie Summers  Part two of a visit to the region of Valencia in Spain. After a day and night in Valencia City, my visit to three provinces in the region of Valencia, (Castellón in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle and the province of Alicante in