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Massachusetts holiday event: Winterlights delights

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Winterlights is an award-winning outdoor display at the historic 90-acre Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton as well as Naumkeag in Stockbridge and the Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens in North Andover, all in Massachusetts .

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Viking Cruises’ Health & Safety Program

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As the world reopens to travel we need to seek out the highest standards of precautions to keep us as safe as we can be.

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Travel: Are we ready yet?

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Exploring St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, touring London with Blue Badge guides and delving into the Byzantine wonders of Istanbul are hardly what one might expect to be doing throughout a worldwide pandemic. But I have done all that and more.

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The Setouchi region of Japan: Finding your Zen

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Have a yen to escape to a land worlds away? Are you in search of an authentic cultural experience in a region of natural beauty? Would you like to renew your inner spirit and learn the ancient art of Zen meditation right on temple grounds?

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Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland

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We arrived in Lucerne by train from Zurich, a journey of just under an hour. Our short walk to the 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern took us across a bridge lined with flowers to a lakefront promenade shaded by chestnut trees. We entered Hotel Schweizerhof and found ourselves immersed in the area’s history.

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Engelberg and Mt. Titlis: feeling on top of the world

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This region is best known for the 10,000′ high Mount Titlis, a ski resort with the only publicly accessed glacier and highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. But there’s more.

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Cactus Country: travel in these thorny times

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We all know this is not the time to travel. COVID-19 has changed all that. But looking forward to better times and making plans for a trip for when this has passed can help reduce anxiety. Take a break from the overwhelming news and learn more about a place you would like to go. It will make for a richer experience later.

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Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s Old Town

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Visitors and locals alike enjoy strolling along the cobblestone lanes of the pedestrian-friendly Old Town, Gamla Stan. This well-preserved medieval city center is a living museum where you can shop, stop for lunch or a fika, dine in a Michelin star restaurant, bask in royal splendor at the Royal Palace or simply enjoy the sights.

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Djurgården: Stockholm’s playground

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Djurgården is a place filled with green spaces that is an escape from the city. It is a place to dine, to visit some of the city’s top museums, or to find thrills at an amusement park.

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