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By Everett Potter Where are travelers planning to go in 2024? I asked some of the sharpest minds in travel to look into their crystal balls (and advance bookings) to give me a sense of where people are eager to go. It will come as a surprise to absolutely no

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By Everett Potter For those who love European trains, the welcome trend of new high-speed trains and new sleeper train routes connecting major cities across the continent will continue next year and into 2025. I wrote about this summer’s bonanza of new routes in Forbes in April, well before the onslaught

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By Everett Potter There was a time decades ago when overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Those were the glamourous days of rail travel, celebrated in thrillers like Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train. Alas, those night trains gradually fell out of favor as low-cost airlines like

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By Everett Potter I recently rode an e-bike from Meiringen to Interlaken in Switzerland, from Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes nearly met his demise, and along the mountain-clad shores of Lake Brienz, with a travel company called to out & ABOUT – Switzerland Trekking. I traveled on twisting two-lane roads

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By Evelyn Kanter After two years of pandemic pause, Europe’s famous and magical Christmas Markets are back – bigger and better than ever.  In addition to handmade ornaments, stocking stuffers and gifts by local artisans, entertainment and food, including cider that’s spiced or spiked – or both. The outdoor markets

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

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By Brian E. Clark I’ve done cycling trips from Canada to Chile to Cuba to Ireland – to say nothing of pedaling through California’s wine country and riding across Iowa as part of RAGBRAI, an annual tour which attracts more than 10,000 cyclists every summer and is sometimes referred to

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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

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By Everett Potter The good news for American skiers is that they can return to the Alps this winter. But for those who really want to have a blow-out ski vacation, there is nothing quite like renting a luxury chalet. The Europeans cornered this market decades ago with over-the-top lodging

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By Everett Potter Those of us who are passionate about skiing in Europe have our fingers crossed that this winter, we can once again fly across the Atlantic for some serious snow time in the Alps. Among the newest resorts to consider for a European ski trip is Club Med