Hotel Sacher

By William Triplett In some ways, “The Sound of Music” did a disservice to Salzburg. Yes, the movie was shot on location and was faithful to the surrounding hills, which are extraordinarily beautiful and very much alive with, well, you know. But there’s so much more to this special city,

Becky Aikman and Fred Plotkin perusing the menu at Osterreicher im MAK in Vienna. Photo by Lana Bortolot. By Becky Aikman There may be no bigger gamble in travel than taking a trip with a friend; the results can fall anywhere between the disastrous and the sublime. But the odds were