While cruising is often regarded as the destination domain of well-to-do people over 65, it is a perfect, common sense way to plan a vacation for one’s older parents and relatives. And when it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises has offered a winning formula for years: luxuriously appointed ships, customizable itineraries with a selection of tours, uniformly superb food, a warm and caring staff and a capacity to attract intelligent, young-at-heart travelers still eager to learn about cultures and customs and make new friends in the process.
For well over 100 years, St. Moritz has epitomized the Swiss vacation at its most sophisticated. From its heavenly shoreline to its narrow streets lined with ultra high-end designer boutiques and refined dining, it offers its own brand of cultured fun. In addition to the neighboring mountain ranges quilted with ski runs of every description, it boasts many food and music festivals throughout the year.
With fall bringing cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall foliage to much of the United States, it’s amazing how easy it can be to pull together an outdoor weekend road trip, especially if the vehicles involved have two wheels. The pursuit has become safer than ever, with more bike trails added in major cities, parks and nature preserves and more tour operators offering guided sojourns through both America’s great national parks and hidden gems overflowing with natural beauty and history.
In its many forms, for men, women and children, riding boots are a cool weather fashion essential with a lot of function that has transcended the racetracks, equestrian clubs and polo matches. Runing the gamut from the simple, straightforward design of English riding boots to playful Western cowboy styles, they ensure warmth and foot and ankle support and work for a lot of occasions. Just ask veteran fashion designer Ralph Lauren, who cultivated his decades-long following with the boots along with riding jackets and other garments.