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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the...

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Video Cruise Review: Tulips and Much More on an Avalon Spring Netherlands River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

If you're a flower lover, a Tulip Time spring cruise in the Netherlands is already on your bucket list. If you're not a particular flower lover, it should still be on...

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Europe's Capital of Music Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of This Musical Genius

Local Events Vienna, Austria

You may only listen to classical music once in a while, but we’ll bet this composer’s name rings a bell.Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany, but spent his professional...

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River Cruising has Changed Forever - The AmaMagna Sets Sail

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

A new river cruise ship has embarked on the Danube, and it's unlike anything else on the rivers of Europe. The word 'revolutionized' gets overused, but AmaWaterways' AmaMagna has overturned how...

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Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada's WW2 DDay Landing Beach war memorial and museum, right on the site where Canadians joined British, American, French and Allied Forces on a fateful...

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Video: A Canadian Veteran of DDay Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

Culture & History Normandy, France

There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, who shared his memories of...

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7 Tips for Touring Tuscany

Sightseeing Italy

If you close your eyes and picture 'Italy', chances are, it's the rows of vineyards and cypress trees, villas and farmhouses, fabled towns and household-name works of art of Tuscany...

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Cycling through the Dutch Countryside on an Avalon Active Shore Excursion

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands, Netherlands

One of the best things about river cruising in Europe is that it takes you into the heart of world-famous cities, charming smaller towns, and even through the countryside that...

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Why Travelers in the Know are Booking A Douro River Cruise in Portugal

River or Ocean Cruises Portugal

Have you taken a river cruise in Europe yet? The 'Big Three' river cruises are the Rhine, the Danube and the Rhone/Saone. You may have heard about cruising on the Seine, even...

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5 Top Spring Flower Spectacles and Where to Find Them

Outdoor Activities Europe

If you're like me, Spring can never come too soon. And nothing says Spring like new flower blossoms. This year, treat yourself to an abundance of Spring in one of these...

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Discover Amsterdam's Local Food Scene on this Avalon Waterways Shore Excursion

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

Everyone wants to try 'real' local food when they travel. But we don't always have a real local to point us in the right direction. That's why we loved our Avalon...

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Channel Your Inner Van Gogh on this Avalon Discovery Shore Excursion in Amsterdam

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

What happens when you put three non-painters in a painting workshop? Can you really learn to paint like Van Gogh in an afternoon?  Those were the questions on all our minds...

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There's Now an Official James Bond Museum and it's in a Very Cool Location

Sightseeing Innsbruck, Austria

You might want to pack your black-tie outfit for this trip. After more than two-dozen movies in over 50 years, the original film spy hero finally has his own interactive museum. 007...

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6 Reasons to See Sicily

Sightseeing Sicily, Italy

It's the largest island in the Mediterranean, with 14,000 years of history.Sicily is in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and has been central to several world-changing civilizations including the...

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Video Cruise Review: Tulips and Much More on an Avalon Spring Netherlands River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

If you're a flower lover, a Tulip Time spring cruise in the Netherlands is already on your bucket list. If you're not a particular flower lover, it should still be on...

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5 Stars and Social Consciousness; A Paris Hotel Creates the Future of Luxury Cuisine

Hotels

The first luxury hotel to win 5 Michelin stars is putting its money where its guests' mouths are. And committing to the cause of tomorrow's food and cuisine.The Four Seasons Hotel...

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Fact or Fiction? 3 Things You Need to Know About 'Dracula's Castle'

Sightseeing

Before every travel destination had a ghost tour and haunted hotels, there was Dracula's Castle.Irish author Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel 'Dracula' popularized the vampire genre of fantasy fiction...

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Where's the Best Place to be on National Cake Day?

Dining Austria

If it isn't on your calendar already, get out a red pen and mark November 26. That's National Cake Day, and although we don't need any excuses to enjoy the star...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the...

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Monaco Mystique: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Most Glamorous Destination

Sightseeing Monaco

It's been featured in no less than two James Bond movies. Not to mention To Catch a Thief, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Grace Kelly. Filmed on location in glitzy Monaco,...

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Ponies and 3 More Reasons to Visit Scotland's Shetland Islands

Outdoor Activities Scotland

They say on St. Patrick's Day everyone's a little bit Irish. So it's fair to say that on Rabbie Burns' Day, we're all a little bit Scottish. The national poet of...

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Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

Transportation Europe

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting city centre London to mainland...

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Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

River or Ocean Cruises Netherlands

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands is said to be the largest...

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Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Croatia

Sightseeing Croatia

From an isolated backwater behind the Iron Curtain, Croatia has transformed itself into Eastern Europe's 'Riviera'. Sun worshippers discovered the miles of sunny, pristine beaches and dramatic cliffs of the Dalmatian...

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