Europe

By Everett Potter Seeing Europe on two wheels is always a good idea, especially on a trip planned by experts. Here are four new bike rides for 2023 from some of the best tour operators in the business Italy: La Via Francigena Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has been the go-to

By Catherine Sabino Cinque Terre’s fame has brought Italy’s southern Riviera new attention, with travelers seeking out neighboring villages in search of extra helpings of rustic coastal charm. Portovenere, although an outstanding destination in its own right, has sometimes been dubbed the “sixth” of the five famed hamlets because of

By Brian E. Clark For Alex and Laura Kohl’s first sailboat charter, they wanted a vessel they could depend on and that would be fun to sail. The San Diego couple found it in the Cyclades archipelago of Greece earlier this summer.  Their boat, the Orsalia, was a one-year-old, 39-foot DuFour

By Mary Anne Evans  I’ve been visiting Tenerife for the last 15 years and each time I find something new to discover on this surprisingly diverse island. Tenerife may be just 86 kms long and 56 kms wide (smaller than little Rhode island) but it packs a real punch. So

By Catherine Sabino Dramatic coastal settings, richly colored houses perched with stage-set perfection by snug harbors, rustic seaside cuisine and a seductive dolce far niente ambiance are just some of the reasons spots like Portofino and Cinque Terre have long been among the most sought-after destinations in the world. (And sought

By Julian I. Graubart   Being cyclists at home in Washington, DC, where car traffic is a nightmare, my wife Barbara and I were excited to experience a city in which there are four times as many bikes as cars and bike lanes are ubiquitous. But, as pedestrians in Amsterdam

By Brian E. Clark In 1192, on his return from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Richard the Lionheart (of Robin Hood fame) was captured by an Austrian rival and imprisoned in Durnstein Castle above the Danube River in northern Austria. The English monarch was detained in a dungeon

By Julian I. Graubart A day after the fabulous wedding of a friend’s daughter at 13th century Duurstede Castle (https://kasteelduurstede.nl/ ), located outside Utrecht, Netherlands, my wife Barbara and I took the 30-minute train ride to Amsterdam. We are so lucky as to stay with friends in an appealing old section

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.