The Pleasures of Prague

By Suzanne Ball “You’re so wise to be here now,” the waiter said as he set down my Pilsner Urquell beer and prepared to take my order. “It’s too crowded in the summer.” I didn’t tell him that fall is my favorite time to travel. Besides fewer tourists than during the summer, the weather is […]

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Liechtenstein’s Mountain Majesty

By Amy Eckert Rugged lavender-gray peaks soar overhead, often crowned with snow. Wildflower-strewn meadows carpet the hills above crystal-clear mountain lakes and medieval castles perch dramatically above the Rhine Valley. At just over 60 square miles — territory some five percent the size of Rhode Island — and sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein ranks […]

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Discover the Islands of Ireland’s Western Connemara

By L.A. Jackson Off the western edge of Ireland’s Connemara District, land gives way to the mighty Atlantic Ocean, but only begrudgingly, as there are islands dotting the coastline that continue to resist the incessant will of the waves. Three in particular, Inishbofin, Inishturk and Clare Island, are inhabited (although barely), and accessible only by […]

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Ride Through History with a German Cycling Tour

Perhaps better known for its high-speed autobahn than its meandering roadways, Germany is the ideal landscape to enjoy one of its sons’ inventions — the bicycle. A bit more than 200 years ago, inventor and aristocrat Karl von Drais mounted the two-wheeled, self-propelled vehicle he had invented and rode it from Mannheim, Germany toward the […]

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Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Romantic Danube

Moonbeams danced playfully on the surface of the Danube, competing with reflections from Budapest’s myriad lights, as the Viking Egil cruised unhurriedly past stately 19th-century architecture and impressive monuments in Hungary’s capital city, adoringly called the Queen of the Danube. The “Romantic Danube” itinerary was Viking River Cruises’ notable way of introducing guests to the […]

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Category: Europe

Holland in Bloom

By Tom Wuckovich I believe passionately that Holland is enchanting any time of the year. But Holland at springtime, now that’s magical. It’s the season when the tulips are in full bloom, and the fields and farms are vibrant carpets of color that would rival Joseph’s coat. The breathtaking blooms are worthy of an artist’s […]

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Savvy Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to compile the shopping list. But this year, why not think outside the box? Instead of fighting the mall crowds, combine a vacation getaway with your quest for the perfect gift. Close to home and farther afield, shoppers can find unique treasures. ACROSS THE ATLANTIC A […]

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