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Palaces of Vienna

Palaces of Vienna

         

Castles in Spain

Castles in Spain

Spain’s long and storied history is still on display today in its many well-preserved castles and fortresses. This photo gallery includes a collection of Spanish castles from Segovia, Madrid and Andalusia. Click here to follow in the Footsteps of the Moors in Andalusia. Photos courtesy of the Tourist Office in Spain and TheSavvyExplorer.

Istanbul Dining Guide

Istanbul Dining Guide

The diversity of Turkish cuisine is on display everywhere in Istanbul, from the abundant street food to kebab shops to high-end dining. The city’s most celebrated restaurant, Mikla in the Marmara Pera Hotel, is run by a Turkish-Finnish chef, but if you don’t want to spring for an expensive dinner, visit the bar and take in stunning […]

Istanbul Steps Into the Spotlight

Istanbul Steps Into the Spotlight

Istanbul has long been a city in balance, perched at the end of the European continent with exotic Asia just across the Bosphorus Strait, its centuries old history competing with an ever more modern outlook. Today the city is one of the most dynamic in Europe, with new skyscrapers, recently renovated tourist sights, new restaurants and winebars, […]

Lisbon

Lisbon

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is by turns quaint and vibrant, a city of neighborhoods full of sights to explore and delicious food and wine to experience, all at prices far less expensive than other European capitals. Lisbon’s Neighborhoods Spread across a number of hills, Lisbon is compact enough to be explored over a long […]

Santorini

Santorini

Looking out over the tranquil expanse of cobalt water that fills Santorini’s caldera, it’s easy to forget that what you’re really seeing is the result of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in history. Now a small circular archipelago of islands known as the “Jewel of the Aegean,” Santorini was a volcanic cone that […]

World’s Best Beaches

World’s Best Beaches

With miles of sand under sunny skies and the sea beyond, a day at the beach is the perfect tonic for the hectic pace of modern life. But there is much debate about the best beaches in the world. Are they unspoiled and remote? Or are they lined with restaurants and cafes? Are the best […]

Crete

Crete

Once you get past Crete’s sheer size – it spans 160 miles from east to west and is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Cyprus – you’ll discover that beneath its vast mountain ranges, unspoiled beaches and sapphire blue water, are histories and legends thousands of years old. Exploring Crete Located about twenty […]

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The tiny Alpine nation of Slovenia has made great strides since becoming the first country to leave the former Yugoslavia. The charming capital city of Ljubljana is its showcase, a bustling town full of cafes, history and wine.

County Wicklow, Ireland

County Wicklow, Ireland

Lying south of Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains are an unspoiled paradise largely unknown outside Ireland. With eerie ruins, stately mansions and hiking trails, the Wicklows are an ideal spot for a quick weekend jaunt out of the city. On a clear day in Dublin, if you look south from any high point in the city, […]

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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