By Larry Olmsted A consortium of top travel agents (so good at what they do that they prefer to be called “Travel Advisors”), Virtuoso is the best-known organization of its kind in the luxury travel space. Advisor membership is by-invitation-only, and after decades of growth and reputation building, the U.S.-based association
By Everett Potter Slow Travel is trending, and nothing is delightfully slower than a walking trip. Ideally, the scenery should be amazing, the company stimulating, the food and wine stellar. Fall looms large as the best time for such a trip, as the summer heat dissipates and summer tourists vanish.
Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff On the big Blue Danube, the longest and widest river ship to cruise the famous waterway is the AmaMagna. Before your actual river journey, it is best to explore the embarkation and departing cities, given the distance traveled. AmaWaterways provides fully guided tour packages
By Catherine Sabino As pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, major celebrations, new events and old favorites are turning up on calendars for 2022. Here’s a sampling of the dozens of happenings scheduled to take place on the continent from March through December. DENMARK Copenhagen In Denmark the days are long
La Casas de la Juderia, Cordoba. Courtesy of the hotel. By Ann Abel Córdoba, the second city of Spain’s sultry Andalusia region, may not get all the attention of its more famous neighbor, Seville. That’s fine: Córdoba—which still attracts its own fair share of visitors, to be sure—dazzles with its
By Catherine Sabino If you’re looking for the Rome of the Romans, you don’t have to travel to an obscure part of the Eternal City to find it; just head to the Via Margutta, a few steps from such tourist magnets as the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo.
By Catherine Sabino While there are enough attractions in Rome to keep you busy no matter how long your vacation, should you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City, or are looking for new parts of Italy to explore, you don’t have to travel far to
By Everett Potter For Americans who’ve been waiting to go back to Europe to ski, the winter of 2022 is shaping up to be the perfect time. The month of January has long been the sweet spot for such a vacation. The holidays and holiday crowds are gone, and it’s
By Patrick McCarthy Photos by Mark McCall It must be said, it was a rough crossing. Enormous waves edged with white foam-like giant meringues spotted through the cabin’s porthole. There was a temptation, in spite of the turbulence, to kill the lights and stare transfixed at the giant swells and