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Malta’s history of foreign rulers makes it a fascinating place to explore today.
Sweeping changes have made them more affordable and less confusing to buy.
Venice has preserved essential aspects of its history and culture by maintaining its craft traditions.
See ancient autopsy rooms, glimmering Gothic chapels and medieval manuscripts.
On a recent trip to Great Britain, I decided at the last minute to snip two days off from my time in London and go… Continue reading
See a perfectly preserved 1930s middle-class house in Scotland, a Sicilian aristocrat’s ancient palace, and more.
An endearing slice of Portugal is the Douro River Valley, the winding, terraced region that produces the country’s beloved port wine. This is Portugal’s answer… Continue reading
You’ll see traditional towns, a friendly countryside and intriguing history.
Seek out experiences that are both culturally enriching and just a downright good time
The Italian hill town is famous for Roman emperor Hadrian’s villa and a 16th-century cardinal’s estate.
The palaces provide insight into the often-nutty monarchs who once ruled Europe.
A ghost town during the communist era, the central Europe city now hums with youthful energy.
Iceland, formed long ago by volcanoes, is known for its otherworldly landscape, with steaming fields and percolating mud. The volcanic activity produces naturally heated water,… Continue reading
You’ll be rewarded with bite-size punches of flavor and locals’ unrelenting energy.
This is a place where the image of the U.S. as a force for good remains largely untarnished.
Cars aren’t necessary in Europe, but they are handy if you wish to explore small towns.
Emperors and communist dictators alike have enjoyed vacations on the pretty lake.
Another specialty is mussels served with another Belgian favorite: frieten (French fries).
While many tourists come to Italy only for the past, those who make time for Milan find that this powerful, no-nonsense city is a delightful… Continue reading
Both Collioure, in France, and Cadaques, in Spain, are off the grid when it comes to glitzy resorts.