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A peak experience from Meiringen, Switzerland: Reuti, Mägisalp, and Planplatten

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

The series of three gondolas took us through forests, past gushing waterfalls, over chalets on rolling hills and to the alpine terrain of the summit.

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The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Meiringen, Switzerland

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

Readers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books know it as the place where Holmes was said to meet his demise, Reichenbach Falls in Meiringen.

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In Meiringen, Switzerland, history and legends come right from the oven

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

Banners strung across the streets proclaim that Meiringen is the birthplace of the confection known as meringues.

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Best day trips in Switzerland: the castle, lake and vineyards of Spiez

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016

We spent a beautiful sunny day in Spietz, and the most leisurely way to reach it is by boat on beautiful Lake Thun.

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The Grand European Tour: A Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016

European river cruises have surged in popularity with good reason. Everything is taken care of while passengers travel from destination to destination with ever-changing scenery and the comfort and convenience of a luxurious floating hotel.

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Through the Heart of Europe: the second time around

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

Fourteen years ago we took our first Viking River Cruise to celebrate a special birthday. Our journey along the Danube, the Rhine, and the canal that connects them was one of our best trips ever, something so many of our fellow passengers said, as well. Would the Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam be as much fun the second time around?

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Best food in Nashville: Etch

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

Etch is the latest top-ranked restaurant to feature the cuisine of award-winning co-owner and Executive Chef Deb Paquette, the first woman in Tennessee to qualify as a certified executive chef.

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Nashville: where the music never stops

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

When we think of Nashville, the state capital and largest city in Tennessee, country music comes to mind. Its Grand Old Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame are legendary.

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Traveling with small children: top travel gear

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016

Whether for an overnight with the grandparents or an extended stay away, there are age appropriate products for children that can make traveling more fun.

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