Europe

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 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

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

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

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

By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises has announced a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure. It is the longest itinerary ever offered by the award-winning small ship cruise line. This Grand European cruise will depart Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and embark on a new voyage that spans 22

By Everett Potter In the heyday of rail travel, when Agatha Christie was penning Murder on the Orient Express, overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Yet many of those routes had all but ended about a decade ago, as trains fell out of favor and low-cost airlines and inexpensive buses

By Everett Potter The good news for travelers is that with some European countries now actively welcoming back Americans, a number of forward-thinking adventure travel companies are already offering trips to these destinations. For those who love walking, hiking and cycling, not to mention eating, drinking local wine, and relaxing

Winter will be here any day, but in Europe cold weather just means things are heating up for the traveler. While the coming ski season will not see a single new luxury hotel of note open at a major resort in this country, new openings are coming to the Alps