Travel Articles by Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher

A Tranquil Trip Through the French Countryside

A Tranquil Trip Through the French Countryside

First-timers are quickly won over by French Country Waterways' definition of luxury barging, so its no surprise that more than half the guests are repeat travelers. But what if you're a die-hard, traditional cruiser? How will you fare? Fabulously if you adore gourmet cuisine, fine French wine, and intimate accommodations.

Hotel Review: France: Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, Paris

Hotel Review: France: Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, Paris

Even before arriving at Paris' stunning Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, we were contacted by the concierge staff. Do we prefer roses or orchids in our suite? How about our pillow and soft-drink preferences? Oh and what type of music would we like programmed in the state-of-the art TV/sound system and for the TV over the soaking tub?

Zambia Safaris Deliver Adventure by Day, Luxury by Night

Zambia Safaris Deliver Adventure by Day, Luxury by Night

"Adventure by day – luxury by night." That's the Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) promise that convinced us to book our African safari at their Sanctuary Retreats and safari offerings in Zambia.

Time Travel: Exploring Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Time Travel: Exploring Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

A visit to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, is a must for world travelers, and to stay near the ancient site allows you more exploration than most. A whopping 70 percent of visitors see the ruins only as day-trippers, which is a shame because that's not enough time to experience the magic of South America's most famous archaeological site.