Europe & Scandinavia Destinations

Man enjoying a beer in the early evening at a harbour side cafe in Honfleur, Normandy, France

5 Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Historical Honfleur

Take time to explore Honfleur, France, a scenic town that dates…
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Whether to Cruise — or Not

We miss cruising. My husband and I board big and small ships with friends or relatives every year. Sailing gives us interesting ports plus time together and apart without the hosting duties of cooking and cleaning. When Azamara canceled our August 2020 Norway voyage because of COVID-19, we understood. Our spirits sank until we saw their 2021 deals. Then we booked another exciting voyage — two weeks exploring the Black Sea in April 2021.
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Tips on How to Book Your Own Local Tours

I knew we were in trouble when our local tour guide drove silently for the first five minutes of our ride from Dubrovnik along Croatia's coast. When I asked him if he would tell us about our destination, Cavtat and the Konavle Valley, he turned around, shrugged his shoulders and said, "I'm from Bulgaria. I don't know anything about the area." And he didn't, even though the company we used listed Dobromir as a "driver-guide."
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Explore Croatia on a Cruise

Videos of waterfalls, woodlands and glistening lakes in Croatia's national parks filled the large screen, the landscape serving as background to master Croatian cellist Ana Rucner, who performed live in front of the tableaux. When she launched into an allegro movement of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," her bow dancing across the strings, the video flashed to a fiddler in a mountain village playing the same piece, his movements mirroring hers.
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Highlights of Croatia’s Adriatic

Croatia's coast unfurls along the Adriatic Sea as a ribbon of coves and peninsulas that curve along the shore for more than 1,100 miles. Many of the nearly 20 million tourists (in 2018) soak up the sun and the scenic views in the historic and stunning coastal towns. Here are some highlights, tips and suggestions for getting away from the crowds.
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Where to Stargaze: Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and Europe

Look up at the dazzling display of thousands of stars at…
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10 Top Vacation Ideas for Families with Teens

Curious and active, teens can be great travelers, especially when they're involved in the decision-making and given plenty of downtime for relaxing and bonding. But you may need some help getting started, depending on what you and your teen are interested in—outdoor adventures, lounging by the sea, gorging on local culture, or gorging on local cuisine. Here are some ideas for putting together a vacation that everyone in the family will cherish for years to come.
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Castle-Hopping Through Scotland

Ailsa balanced on my hand when we paused on our woodland walk at Ayrshire's Glenapp Castle Hotel in Scotland.
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Hitting the Highlights of Glasgow, Scotland

A former gritty industrial city, Glasgow now pops with trendy neighborhoods, digital startups, a lively music scene and plenty of history. "People Make Glasgow," the city slogan that debuted in 2013, is plastered on buildings and proclaimed on banners. The motto celebrates Glasgow's vivacity and diversity.
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How Families Can Navigate Europe’s Trains (and Why They Should)

Traveling by train in Europe is convenient, cost-effective, and kid-friendly. In fact, riding the rails beats flying or driving a rental car every time.