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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
Portmeirion, Wales: Pretty Gardens, Pottery, And The Prisoner It’s not often you find a retreat where many diverse interests can all be satisfied on site. But the fantasy Italianate village of Portmeirion is one. Located in a remote corner of northern Wales on Cardigan Bay in the Irish Sea, it is about a five-hour drive or four-hour train ride from central London. Fans of the surreal 1970s... Read more >>>
At Home In Portugal Portugal will always hold a special place in my heart as my first European destination over 30 years ago. With my base in Lisbon, I traveled the west coast from Oporto to Faro in the Algarve, drinking in the splendor of this extraordinarily beautiful country. Memories of the small fishing villages of Cascais and Estoril bring... Read more >>>
Curacao: Kura Hulanda Museum And Hotel Located just off the northern coast of Venezuela, Curacao (pronounced "kur-ah-sow") is part of the ABC Islands chain - Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao - which in turn is part of the Netherlands. Curacao is probably best known for its namesake Valencia orange liquour that comes in a rainbow of colors, for its tropical-colored... Read more >>>
Malta: Ancient Home to Goddesses and Fertility Cults Nowhere on earth did a Goddess ever reign as she did in Malta. Architect Richard England explains the Maltese temples themselves as the personification of the Earth Mother, with floor plans which echo abundant maternal curves. One can easily imagine the concept of entering the "womb" of the temple for communion with the Goddess, and... Read more >>>
Experience Domaine D'Esperance Always chasing his culinary dreams, my husband, Dick was excited to be visiting Domaine d'Esperance in Gascony - home to the foie gras that he so dearly loves. As guests of Comtesse Claire de Montesquiou, he was able to indulge in his fancy and I was able to study under Chef Natalia Arismendi who teaches the cooking classes on the... Read more >>>
Become a Savvy Traveller The Duomo in Milan. At first site, the size alone overwhelms the senses. As you draw closer, colossal figures fill all space and block the sky. Magnificent doors draw you with anticipation into cool darkness, and suddenly everything wonderful surrounds you. Stained glass and flying buttresses, stone and jewels, incense and candles, angels... Read more >>>
Visiting British Gardens Britain has an enviable reputation in the world for its gardens. The development of European garden design may be traced back to Persia, the Mogul Emperors and Asia Minor. The Moslems took their ideas to the south of the Mediterranean, along the coast of North Africa to influence the Moorish gardens of Spain. Around the north of... 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 >>>


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