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  • Romance calls -- from a cave
    Romance calls -- from a cave -- on the Greek island of Santorini
    How romantic can you get? Imagine honeymooning in a luxury cave on the cliffs of a Greek island 1,000 feet above the bluer-than-blue waters of the Mediterranean. It’s all yours at the Iconic Santorini on the fabled island of Santorini&rsquo...
  • A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings
    A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings
    SOUTHERN NORWAY, Viken Bay -- It’s 879 A.D., and Hallgerdyur is getting her 19-year-old son Skarphedinn ready for his first (and quite possibly his last) voyage to the New Lands. She packs his clothes and a few toiletries in a little box,...
  • Germany this summer: From rock to Bach
    Germany this summer: From rock to Bach
    Music is said to be “in the blood” of Germans – so it’s no wonder Germany has a full slate of music festivals planned for the summer. Here are some of the biggies:Rock am Ring: Set for June 5-8 in Eifel, the country’s...
  • Tourists can mosey around Dracula's castle on a new tour of Romania and Hungary
    Tourists can mosey around Dracula's castle on a new tour of Romania and Bulgaria
    Calling all history fans: Here’s a chance to get a first-hand look at the old-world cultures of Bulgaria and Romania – including a visit to the eerie Bran Castle in Transylvania (yes, the one said to be Dracula’s lair in Bram...
  • WW II 'Battle of the Bulge' museum opens in Belgium
    WW II 'Battle of the Bulge' museum opens in Belgium
    It’s late 1944, and after landing on the French beaches at Normandy the Allied forces are pressing forward to Germany. Hitler’s army, thought to be on the run, surprises the Allies by mounting a huge counterattack. Their objective is...
  • Cruising Norway: All four seasons work, experts say
    Cruising Norway: All four seasons work, experts say
    When's the best time to cruise the Norwegian fjords? In the summer – when most of the major cruise lines move their ships there – right? The weather is nice and you'll have loads of daylight to explore everything from glaciers...
  • Archaeological, history tours to explore Sicily
    New archaeological tours spotlight Sicily
    Memo to history fans: A new 13-day tour of Sicily will soon let you explore the archaeological legacies of the Italian island's Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Byzantine and Aragonese invaders. But hurry, the tour is limited to just 16...
  • Newly upbranded Iberia to offer more flights and classier cabins
    Newly upbranded Iberia to offer more flights and classier cabins
    Are you heading to Spain this summer? Perhaps for the crazy Fiestas de Haro, the country's annual wine battle (when mobs of people squirt tens of thousands of liters of the red stuff on each other) in the town of Haro, this year set for June...
  • Coming this fall: A new bicycling adventure in Tuscany, Italy
    Coming this fall: A new bicycling adventure in Tuscany, Italy
    Attention cycling fans: The folks at VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations want you to know you'll soon have a chance to pedal your way back to the Tuscan Renaissance in northwest Italy.Among highlights of the 10-day adventure – called ...
  • Europe's latest 'in' spot: Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic
    Europe's latest 'in' spot: Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic
    Chances are you don't know much about Cesky Krumlov. Like most Americans, probably nothing. So you might be surprised to learn this tiny town in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic is fast becoming a big draw for tourists from all...
  • Tuscan spa offers walking, biking, wellness
    Tuscan spa offers walking, biking, wellness
    Imagine yourself hiking around the rolling hills and the charming old-world villages and vineyards of the Italian heartland. Or bicycling through all this on countryside trails straight off the travel posters. And at the end of the day, jumping...
  • Rome: Hangin' out with the homies in the hottest 'hood' in town
    Rome: Hangin' out in the hottest 'hood' in the Eternal City
    Remember “the layered look” worn by Diane Keaton in Woody Allen's 1977 movie, Annie Hall? Well, it's all the rage in Rome this winter. “To fit in,” savvy execs of Rome's four Bettoja Hotels advise tourists, ...
  • Coming in 2015: A big bicentennial battle at Waterloo
    Coming in 2015: A big bicentennial battle at Waterloo
    It's June 18, 1815, and a third of a million guys are about to slug it out on the battlefields of Waterloo, about 10 miles south of Brussels. One one side, Napoleon Bonaparte – back from exile on the island of Elba – is betting the...
  • For foodies: A cycling tour of Sardinia with a celeb chef
    For foodies: A cycling tour of Sardinia with a celeb chef
    Do you have a passion for cycling? And are you a foodie? If so, you should know about an upcoming chance to bike your way across the Italian island of Sardinia with a James Beard award-winning celebrity chef. During the week-long trip you'll...
  • Special tours of Madrid spotlight nativity scenes, Xmas legends
    Special tours of Madrid spotlight nativity scenes, Xmas legends
    If you happen to be in Madrid this month you should know about a slate of special tours aimed at giving visitors a better understanding of Spanish traditions over the Christmas season. (You'll also find out why Spaniards eat 12 green grapes on...