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History and Comfort in Germany’s Black Forest
We followed Marie Antoinette to this traditional Black Forest inn, deep in a wooded valley of Southwest Germany
Tea and History on Campobello Island
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt spent their summer holidays on the small island of Campobello, in Canada, but connected to Maine by a bridge. We followed them and found history, nature and tea time.
A Stylish City Break at Sheraton Grand Edinburgh
If we walked through the Sheraton Grand Edinburgh's gleaming lobby with anything but a purposeful stride, a smartly dressed staff member stepped up to ask if we need directions, a taxi, an umbrella. The staff even advised us on restaurants in a rival city.
Manoir Hovey – Luxury near Montreal
We came to Manoir Hovey, in the beautiful green Eastern Townships of Quebec, for a relaxing break and fine dining. We didn’t expect box seats to a spectacular show, too.
Warm Hospitality at Maine’s Admiral Peary Inn
We love staying in low-key B&Bs where the focus is on comfort and good old-fashioned hospitality, which is just what we found at Admiral Peary Inn in Fryburg, Maine.
Hebridean Princess - Luxury in the Scottish Isles
With the Royal Yacht Britannia now retired, when Queen Elizabeth II wishes to sail around the north coast of her realm or throw a birthday party for the whole royal family, she chooses the five-star Hebridean Princess. After a week on board, we could easily understand why.
Room with a View - New Hampshire’s Snowvillage Inn
“A Room with a View” was written about a hotel in Florence, overlooking the Arno River as it flows under Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic of all Florentine views. But my favorite room with a view is far from Italy, and the view is a panorama of my own White Mountains, in New Hampshire.
J House Greenwich for Luxury near New York City
Luxury is not having to stay in New York City. We chose the Connecticut alternative and discovered a new hotel with an excellent restaurant and a nearby commuter rail station.
Even Experienced Travelers Learn Tips from Books
I spend a lot of time on the road, so I thought I knew all the tricks of the trade. But two books, “Smart Packing for Today’s Traveler” and “101 Tips for Women Travelers” taught me a lot of ways to make my travels smoother.
Luxury Living at Blythswood Square in Glasgow
If I were handing out prizes for the best hotel concierge I’ve met, David at Blythswood Square Hotel would be in the top contenders. He was everywhere, thinking of everything before we did. But that was typical of this charming hotel in the heart of Glasgow.
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