Queen Victoria loved it. So did Brahms. Germany’s fashionable spa town, Baden-Baden, was the summer capital of Europe. And it’s still beautiful (think luxury, classical music and elegant spas).
Beethoven was born in charming Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a short river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
Dear Stanley Theatre, we want to tell you what a classy lady you are. A picture house in 1930, you fell on hard times. But now you’ve had a facelift and are a beloved live performing venue.
We’re riverholics. We want to float down another lazy river on another lovely rivership, and fall in love with another place we’ve never been. Why? For one, riverships are small.
Tiny Trogir has no canals. Never mind. It’s still nicknamed “Little Venice.” If you visit Croatia, try to see the medieval fairy tale town of Trogir.
Gilded goblets, bejeweled swords and the world’s most exquisite green diamond (a whopping 41 carats). There’s serious bling to be eyeballed in the Green Vault!
For 43 years, Claude Monet painted Giverny’s soft light and scenes. I too was enchanted by Giverny on a Seine cruise. Now I’m hooked on river cruises.
What do you get when you mix mountains, forests, glaciers – and families of fearless elk that stride past you REALLY close (you can almost touch them)? Jasper National Park.
It’s been hot, hot, hot lately in Vancouver. And sunny! Not that we’re complaining (only the lawns are, but they are resilient and will be green again soon enough).
Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond, Anantara and Soneva. Indeed, a growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.