With a bountiful history full of love, life, war and peace, there is no wonder why Europe has remained a top travel destination for modern-day adventure seekers and history buffs alike.
Indeed, Old Saybrook is a journey through centuries of time. A quiet, picturesque, Colonial shore town, it's where the River meets the Sound, (Connecticut River and Long Island Sound) and it also happens to be one of "The Last Great Places."
In the 1960s, jetliners changed passenger travel forever. They also changed the lives of a few fortunate women. Go back to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals, and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry.
Wild donkeys graze in an emerald pasture beneath majestic Nevis Peak as we turn into the cobblestone driveway of Montpelier Plantation and Beach. An imposing weeping fig tree shelters the picture-perfect great house where owner Muffin Hoffman and her dog Ziggy, a honey-colored Lab, wait to welcome us to a Caribbean few know still exists.
Steeped in happy family memories and with a rich, textured history, Highlands Country House in Cape Town's leafy southern suburbs is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all retreat for guests seeking privacy, personalized service and relaxation.
Travcoa, a world leader in luxury travel, is marking its 60th anniversary year with an epic 20-day, 5600-mile adventure through six African countries.
Anthony and Josephine Fioravante, better known as Tony and Jo, will be returning to the Waldorf Astoria New York this Sunday, Jan. 12 in celebration of their 66th wedding anniversary.
Insight Vacations takes you on a tour of discovery in stunning Northern Spain. This scenic tour journeys through this beautiful and often forgotten part of Spain, from Madrid through the misty green hills of Galicia and Asturias to the laid back beach resorts of the Basque Country. Finish by the beach in Barcelona within walking distance to Las Ramblas and myriad restaurants.
Talk about a window on the world. As our butler Valentin shows us the workings of our stateroom on Uniworld's highly-ranked S.S. Antoinette, he steps onto the balcony.
On a peaceful, picturesque corner of the Sorrento peninsula, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Naples, lies a 16th century Jesuit Monastery, now the Grand Hotel Cocumella.
Face it: there are very few "new" places left in the world to discover. Here, cities like Mandalay and Yangon (formerly Rangoon) have modern conveniences, but head to Bagan and Inle Lake, for instance, and it's as if you're transported through time. Simply put, Myanmar mesmerized us.
Avatar has a real world model in the Ecuadorian rain forest! Visit the Sacha Lodge and view the world from atop a giant Kapok tree. Who says magic is only in the movies...
The Freedom Trail is minutes away. Paul Revere's House and Old North Church are around the corner in the North End, Boston's Italian neighborhood. Faneuil Hall Marketplace where Sam Adams once issued his demands for liberty (today a popular spot to eat, shop and people watch) is just a short walk from the Langham Hotel, our destination for a much needed weekend getaway.
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.
Cambodia, the ancient Khmer culture, a lost world, a modern tragedy -- we hardly know what to expect. Bunsak, our Cambodian representative from the Amansara meets us at the Siem Reap airport. He is kind, respectful, welcoming, proud, even joyful in the face of an uncertain future. He whisks us into the comfort of a waiting automobile for the short trip to the hotel. The odyssey begins.