Destinations

Paris to Normandy: River Cruising in France

Honfleur’s Vieux-Bassin (Old Harbour) is lined with beautifully restored 16th- to 18th-century houses. (Janna Graber)
Honfleur’s Vieux-Bassin (Old Harbour) is lined with beautifully restored 16th- to 18th-century houses. (Janna Graber)

As we approach the water, I see it stretched along the river. The MS River Venture is a small luxury vessel that can hold 136...




  • The Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa in Interlaken. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    Bern and Interlaken: Pearls of Switzerland

    In September of last year I spent a few days in Switzerland and visited Bern and Interlaken. Although Switzerland’s busy capital city, Bern projects the... Read more

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    Gone Windjamming: Exploring the Coast of Maine—Wherever the Wind Takes You

    ABOARD THE VICTORY CHIMES, Maine—The crew refused to eat lobster. It wasn’t so much mutiny as a surfeit of a good thing. No matter that the... Read more

  • A castle overlooking the River Rhine. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its castle-dotted landscape and elegant scenery. (Barbara Angelakis)

    A memorable Rhine & Moselle river cruise

    Our 13-day Uniworld boutique river cruise on the luxurious River Queen began in Amsterdam. After a must-do canal sightseeing cruise and a visit to the... Read more

  • Stairs leading to Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    In Basho’s Footsteps: A Less-Traveled Journey Through Japan

    Climbing 2,446 steps requires endurance. As I made my way up, looking for the renderings of Buddha said to be etched into the stone steps,... Read more

  • Zebras watch as the walking safari passes by. (Giannella M. Garrett)

    A Walking Safari in Zambia

    Kangachepe Banda poked at a pile of elephant dung with a twig, exposing thousands of undigested acacia seeds. He was about to explain their significance... Read more

  • View of the Sea of Cortez from near Loreto. (Villa del Palmar Beach Resorts & Spa)

    Getting Away From It All in Loreto, Mexico

    At one time the Baja area of Mexico was a hot spot for those seeking a meaningful escape from daily life, particularly Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip... Read more

  • In Santorini, Greece, whites seem brighter, blues appear more intense, and, romance gets a boost as well. (AOL Screenshot)

    Is This the World’s Most Romantic Destination? (Video)

    In Santorini, Greece, whites seem brighter, blues appear more intense, and apparently romance gets a boost as well. Europeanbestdestinations.com has named the popular holiday spot... Read more

  • The gardens at the Alcázar in Seville. (Manos Angelakis)

    Spain’s Andalucía: Crossroads of Culture

    Andalucía in southern Spain is a land of bullfighting and dancing horses, flamenco and exotic architecture, and warm, welcoming people. Andalucía is the largest of... Read more

  • View of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River from La Grande Roue. (Isabelle Kellogg)

    A Fun Winter Weekend in Paris

    I spent a weekend in Paris in early January and participated in some activities that may be more “off the beaten track” for some visitors... Read more

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

  • The Royal Palace Amsterdam is used by the Dutch Royal House for entertaining and official functions, but is open to visitors most of the year. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. (Robert Scarth/Wikimedia Commons)

    Amsterdam, a City on the Move

    Amsterdam has been known as “The Venice of the North” for so long, it’s time it shed that appellation and claimed its own special title... Read more

  • The Coromandel Peninsular-Manaia Harbour

    The Secret’s Out: New Zealand’s Favourite Holiday Spot

    New Zealander’s, affectionately known as Kiwi’s have always taken a no frills approach to vacation time. A beachfront patch, caravan or tent is more than... Read more

  • Reading Town Hall is a fine example of the brickwork that reflected the once industrial heart of the city. The town hall houses Reading Museum, home to a finger from the nearby the statue of Queen Victoria, which was damaged when Reading was bombed during the Second World War. (Photo by Mike Jee)

    Historic Reading, England: Well Worth a Visit

    I am standing by St. Mary’s Church with its unique “checkerboard” tower in Reading, England. The church dates back to at least the 11th century... Read more

  • Figure 2 An irori with a jizaikagi (自在鉤), which is a hook consisting of an iron rod within a bamboo tube, and a fish-shaped yokogi (橫木). (Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times)

    Splendour of an Enchanted Wonderland— Shirakawa-go

    Shirakawa-go in rural Japan is a place that comes straight out of a fairy tale especially when the entire valley is covered in snow during... Read more

  • Montreal skyline and the St. Lawrence River. The city is celebrating its 375th anniversary with a plethora of events throughout the year. (Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin)

    Montreal Tunes up for 375th Anniversary

    Montreal is buzzing with energy as it heads into the Big Event of 2017: the 375th anniversary of the city. Monrealers are justly proud of... Read more

  • Plaza Botero in Medellín, dotted with sculptures by Fernando Botero, with the Museum of Antioquia in the background. (Scabredon/Wikimedia Commons)

    Colombia: Enigmatic, Vibrant, Hospitable

    Editor’s note: Canada advises exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Colombia due to the unpredictable security situation, especially in some rural areas... Read more

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