Category: Europe, Go Magazine, World

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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german cycling tour
Category: Europe, World

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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Category: Carolinas, Europe, World

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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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

UNIWORLD’S Queen Isabel

Treat yourself to a Uniworld voyage through the Douro River Valley and you can count on exploring these compelling sites and cities: the medieval treasure-trove of Porto, Portugal, where the Douro River, rising in Spain, reaches the Atlantic Ocean; Guimaraes, named Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2012 and the painstakingly-preserved place where Portugal was born; […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Baltic Sea: Russian Gems and Nordic Capitals

In the long, glamorous history of ocean voyages, there has never been a better time to book a cruise. Today, it is possible to visit exotic ports of call our grandparents only read about. Holland America’s Baltic Cruise on the Eurodam explores the mystery and beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia; the charm of Tallinn, Estonia; […]

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