You know Whistler is a top ski resort. You recall Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. But you really want to know this. Whistler or Blackcomb – which is better for skiing and snowboarding?
Our heads spin dizzily on the Flam Railway, rated one of “the world’s most incredible train journeys,” as we take in postcard-worthy views of storybook houses, tumbling waterfalls and craggy mountains.
Skip the cookie-cutter cruise with these tips for how to improve your cruise. Take your own folding bicycle. Get an air deviation to tack on a land stay. And more!
Gdansk, Poland, is not just shipyards and the birthplace of modern Europe’s anti-communist movement. Gdansk Old Town is a colorful medieval center – and very pretty!
On the historic waterfront, the Bergen Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), high-ceilinged rooms and complimentary meals.
Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.
From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.
One day in Berlin isn’t enough. But if you only have a day, see the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and paintings on the Berlin Wall (especially “The Kiss”). We also traveled back through Germany’s turbulent times at the German Historical Museum.
It’s a “wow” experience inside Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel. Built over water, the hotel has gob-smacking city views. A rooftop pool and heritage brasserie add to its pizzazz.
The Nazis stole the priceless Amber Room at Catherine Palace. The room was recreated though — and it’s a marvel to see! The mystery of the original missing amber treasure is fascinating too.
As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.
Everything went wrong on the way to our Baltic cruise. But a good glass of complimentary wine on our Viking Cruises ship soon fixed that.
Our guest contributor has lived in China off and on since 2011. She shares her travel tips for visiting the fairytale Zhangjiajie “Avatar mountains” in luxury.