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  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe
    INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists. For a weekend...
  • The expat life: Going south of the border

    The expat life: Going south of the border
    In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...
  • Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all

    Uruguay: Coastal reveries, away from it all
    COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
  • The multitrip pass worked for a backpacker; how about 3 decades later?

    The multitrip pass worked for a backpacker; how about 3 decades later?
    PARIS — I'd just battled an Italian train conductor over a modest procedural omission regarding my Eurail pass, and now, for grisly reasons unrelated to the altercation, her fast train to Milan had become a slow train to Milan. I wasn't going to...
  • Become a toast master during a whiskey tour of Ireland

    Become a toast master during a whiskey tour of Ireland
    DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky. Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different. And I have to admit, I...
  • The Frugal Traveler: Get more for your honeymoon dollar with heritage destinations

    The Frugal Traveler: Get more for your honeymoon dollar with heritage destinations
    Choosing destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider. Urban: Montreal, Quebec has much to offer...
  • Quiz: UNESCO World Heritage sites

    In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
  • Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
  • The charms of Old Quito, Ecuador

    QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous." Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...