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Europe Vacations

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
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
In Search of Tuscan Treasures My sister, Elene, had the idea of purchasing a hand painted chest of drawers. She wanted the kind that bulge of out their contours in that rococco style that evokes a more graceful age. What better excuse for a trip to Italy? We were interested in antiques, but also in contemporary artisan products. We focused on Tuscany, and... 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>


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