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From to the Mediterranean Sea to the Land of the Midnight Sun, Europe offers a full range of cultures, languages, and experiences.

Local food and drinks aboard a Viking River Cruise.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Food and Wine, Germany, Hungary, International, Luxury travel, River Cruises, Travel | 0 comments

Local food and drinks aboard a Viking River Cruise.

One of the pleasures of travel is experiencing the local foods and drinks. And that is just one of the things we have enjoyed on our Viking River cruises.

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Carrick-a-Rede: crossing the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano 

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Adventure travel, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Historic Travel, Northern Ireland, Travel | 0 comments

Carrick-a-Rede: crossing the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano 

The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is one of the top attractions along Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway. It crosses over the 60’ chasm formed by the mouth of a 60 million year old volcano.  Waves rage 100′ beneath the bridge and break against the rocks. The stronger the wind the more the bridge swings and sways.

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Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz: On Top of the World

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, grand hotels, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, Resorts, Restaurants, Spas, Switzerland, Train travel, Trains | 0 comments

Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz: On Top of the World

Awaken at sunrise at Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz and you will discover how it feels to be on “Top of the World.”

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Travel deal: the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Cities, Hotels, Ireland, travel deals, United Kingdom | 0 comments

Travel deal: the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin

During our last visit to Dublin we stayed at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. It is across from historic park and garden known as St. Stephen’s Green and adjacent to the lively Grafton Street pedestrian shopping area.

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Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Cities, Cruise ports, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Historic Travel, International, Switzerland | 2 comments

Daytrips from Zurich: the lake cruise

Getting out on the lake is one of the most delightful way of seeing the area around Lake Zurich

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The best of Zurich in 24 hours

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in boats, Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Ferries, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, Mountains, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel, Trains | 2 comments

The best of Zurich in 24 hours

Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, the dynamic and cosmopolitan financial and technology center…

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Two Days in the Swiss capital: Bern, Switzerland

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Cities, Cultural Travel, Europe, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Luxury travel, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel | 0 comments

Two Days in the Swiss capital: Bern, Switzerland

Ever wonder why Bern was chosen as Switzerland’s political capital over the larger Zurich or Geneva?

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Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne named Best Historic Hotel in Europe

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Europe, Family travel, Ferries, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Literary Travel, Luxury travel, Mountains, Restaurants, Switzerland | 2 comments

Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne named Best Historic Hotel in Europe

It has been the hotel of choice of royalty, celebrities, politicians, industrialists, musicians and more. And now the it has been named Best Historic Hotel in Europe by Historic Hotels Worldwide.

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Dining in Lucerne: the grand, the historic and the delightful

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in boats, Cities, Cruises, Cultural Travel, Family travel, Ferries, Festivals, Fine dining, Food and Wine, Historic Travel, Hotels, International, Mountains, Multigenerational travel, Restaurants, Switzerland, Train travel | 0 comments

Dining in Lucerne: the grand, the historic and the delightful

The Old Town is a charming restaurant and café area and the grand lakefront hotels have fine restaurants with outdoor seating. And just beyond the waterfront are hidden gems with charming dining rooms and garden dining.

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