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Europe is one of the world's top destinations for both cultural and leisure vacations. The continent boasts the largest variety of cultures and landscapes, even though it is one of the smallest continents in the world. Europe is also soaked in history, offering countless artifacts and historic sights from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern day European Union. You can spend just a week on the continent and feel like you've lived 7 lives. Europe offers such highlights as the iconic Paris, famed for its style and glamor; Rome with its history, culture and cuisine; Croatia, the natural beauty of Europe, with amazing beaches and greens; The world famous Alps of France and Switzerland; and many others.
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Europe Travel Stories
Romantic Sussex Castle Stay When you tire of the hectic London pace, just hop in a cab to Victoria Station and catch a train south for the relaxing one-hour ride to rural Sussex . . . and Amberley Castle. By arrangement, the casual hosts will make the 3-minute run in their Land Rover to the usually deserted local train station, scoop you up, and take you back... Read more >>>
Alps Beneath Your Bike The speedo was nudging 180 and still they flashed past. Up to 190 and the overtaking slowed, but they were still pulling away from us in the outside lane. Determined not to be outdone I pulled into the left lane and latched on to the tail of one of these missiles and poured on some coals. A white BMW 525i and our metallic green K100LT... Read more >>>
Amalfi - Paradise Revisited Amalfi speaks to my soul. Crystal clear azure water lapping against craggy black rocks creating translucent foam. Magenta bougainvillea and lush verdant ivy cascading down steep walls, Terraces of fragrant lemon groves carved into the hillsides. Faded pastel homes clinging to the mountainsides. The enticing aroma of pizzas baking in wood... Read more >>>
The Magic of Le Manoir "My dream, my vision, my life." states Chef/Owner Raymond Blanc. "Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is the fulfillment of a personal vision, a dream that one day I would create a hotel and restaurant in harmony where my guests would find perfection in food, comfort and service." His Relais & Chateaux Restaurant and Hotel, opened in 1984 and... Read more >>>
A Day at The Races Early summer mornings are always cool and refreshing in Britain and this morning is no exception. The honeysuckle is in full bloom in hedgerows and cascading over garden walls. Its delicate fragrance mixes with the heavenly scent of rambling English roses carried on the calm morning air. The early sunshine picks out the worn cobblestones of... Read more >>>
Famous but unknown - Lancaster If you hear the word Lancaster, what does the word conjure up? It's a well-known word, one often associated with style or class, or something in history maybe. It's the name of many top-notch hotels, characters in Shakespeare, high class ladies' toiletries, warring medieval families and of movie stars or numerous towns around the globe. All these names have the same origin if you go back far... Read more >>>
Maremma - The Wild West of Tuscany Tuscany the land of yearning: since centuries the former European cultural center holds its many visitors spellbound. Most tourists however, visit only the famous and much traveled region between Florence and Sienna. We on the other hand traveled into a vastly unknown, wild and remote Tuscan region: the Maremma. "Maremma maiala"... Read more >>>
Sailing in the Greek isles... or Turkey’s Turquoise Coast? "Sailing the Greek isles..." - a phrase packed with romance and imagery. But Greece has been facing some stiff competition these past few years from next door neighbor Turkey - a relative newbie to tourism. They are so close together, and yet so radically different - which would you pick, if you’re considering sailing in this part of... Read more >>>


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