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Murnau Expressionist Art and Bavarian Hospitality
The paintings of the Blue Rider School reflect the vivid colors of the Bavarian landscape, scenes travelers can enjoy today from the comfort of Alpenhof Murnau
Quebec’s Legendary Chateau Frontenac
High above the St. Lawrence River, the steep green roof and tall brick tower of the Chateau Frontenac has become the symbol of Quebec City, and the favorite lodging of kings and queens.
TAP Portugal Customer Service Begins on the Ground
The decline in customer service among airlines is so widespread that a genuine show of interest and concern is a rare luxury. We just got a reminder of what a luxury it can be.
New Zealand’s Abel Tasman Park Wilderness Luxury
Hikers, kayakers, environmentalists and those who love fine dining and world-class wines will find their own personal Nirvana in New Zealand’s fabled National Park.
Rabbit Hill Inn Luxury Lodgings in Vermont
With the amenities of a hotel, the warmth of a B&B and the charm of a country inn, Rabbit Hill Inn, in Lower Waterford, Vermont, is a good base for outdoor adventures or a do-nothing getaway weekend.
Lodging in the Grand Manor – Luxury in Portugal
The shining example of the Solares de Portugal, Paco de Calheiros, offers an exceptional travel experience that goes far beyond any hotel. Guests of the Count and his wife can spend their days exploring the estate or touring northern Portugal
Wildlife Watching at New Zealand’s Tree Tops Lodge
Our room was in a treetop aerie, elevated so that we looked out at the ocean from the tops of a stand of manuka trees. It was hard to know which to admire first – the 360-degree views of sea, coast and snowcapped mountains or the window-walled room itself.
Portugal’s Casa de Mogofores – More than a Hotel
The beauty of lodgings at the manor houses and country estates affiliated with Solares de Portugal is that each is operated by the owner, who lives there and is the host. Because of that, at Casa de Mogofores, we were introduced to Bairrada DOC wines.
Luxury Lodgings in Borba Portugal
While many of the lodgings in the Solares de Portugal group are noble manor houses or great wine estates, some have more modest beginnings. They may be a group of town houses converted into a little oasis of luxurious tranquility.
Luxury Lodging on a Wine Estate
Staying in a noble manor house on a famous wine estate is the best way to explore Portugal’s famed Douro Valley region, home of Port wine.
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