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Valencia Spain’s Colorful Festival of Las Fallas
Perhaps the world’s most colorful festival, and certainly its noisiest, Las Fallas in the Spanish port of Valencia is a celebration that has to be experienced to understand its appeal.
Vila del Quar – Luxury in Verona’s Vineyards
In the heart of Valpolicella vineyards, just north of Verona in Italy’s Veneto region, stands Vila del Quar, a Renaissance villa and wine estate whose owners welcome guests to beautiful rooms and Michelin-starred dining.
Villa las Tronas – An Opulent Mediterranean Villa
The original owners entertained the vacationing Italian royal family at Villa las Tronas and we felt like royalty ourselves, from the moment we stepped inside this Sardinian retreat.
Villa Principe Leopoldo on Lake Lugano Switzerland
The bellman swept back the gold drapes with a flourish to let the late afternoon sunlight flood my room – and to reveal a post-card view across Lake Lugano to the mountains on the opposite shore.
Visiting Northern Italy’s Christmas Markets
Holiday lights, Christmas markets, fairs and nativity scenes of the first Christmas fill Northern Italian cities and villages December through January 6.
Waldhotel Stuttgart – A City Hotel in the Forest
A 10-minute direct train ride from the art-filled center of Stuttgart, Germany, this stylish hotel is a serene retreat surrounded by forest and parkland.
Walking Through Vineyards on the Swiss Riviera
UNESCO named Switzerland’s Lavaux region, on the sunny north shore of Lake Geneva, a World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape of vineyards and farms.
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.
Wilderness Luxury at Trout Point Lodge
Surrounded by more than a quarter million acres of wilderness, the comfortable rooms and fine dining at Trout Point Lodge seem to fit right into the forest.
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.
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