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Île d’Orléans: Savor the flavors with a day trip from Québec City

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Québec City is renowned for its cuisine, and for another culinary adventure in the province’s flavors just go across the bridge to the roadways of the agricultural island, Île d’Orléans. Restaurant menus, an...

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The Château Frontenac, the heart of Québec City

Posted by on May 18, 2015

We still remember looking up at the city’s legendary landmark, the majestic Château Frontenac, during our first visit to Quebec City. It loomed high above us within the walls of the only fortified city remaining...

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Paris: Le Marais

Posted by on May 3, 2015

  New Yorker magazine featured one of Victoria Roberts’ cartoons that read, “I’m going to France. I’m a different person in France.” Perhaps she’s on to something. The last time we saw Paris we were rapt in...

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Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Bavarian Elector Ferdinand Maria built this Italian villa style country estate on 600 acres west of Munich for his wife, the Italian princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, to celebrate the birth of their son and...

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BMW World and the BMW Museum, Munich, Germany

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Anyone who has admired BMW’s innovative roadsters and design (and who hasn’t?) will want to tour the BMW Museum’s 43,000 square feet and nine decades of automobiles, motorcycles, and engines, past and future. It’s...

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The glockenspiel at Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Marienplatz, was renamed for the Virgin Mary in hopes of protection from the cholera epidemic. Maximilian I had its food stalls moved to nearby Viktualienmarkt in 1807, and medieval jousting, tournaments and...

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The best of Munich in 48 hours

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

While a visit to the capital of Bavaria is not complete without sausages, pretzels, beer and some oom-pah music, Munich is much more than its celebrated beer halls, beer gardens and even the world-renowned...

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen: a peak experience even in the rain

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a sport and resort town in the Bavarian Alps, is just over the Austrian border and fifty-four miles from Munich.  It is surrounded by mountains and is one of Germany’s most popular vacation...

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Top attractions in Austria: Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

Daniel Swarovski was born in Bohemia to a family with a small glass cutting factory. He invented a machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones and chose Wattens, then a village of 500 inhabitants, for...

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