5 Reasons to Put Slovenia on Your Bucket List

You’ve likely heard of Slovenia because it’s where First Lady Melania Trump hails from … but probably not for much else. Sure, Hungary has glittering Budapest, Germany has Bavaria and its political powerhouses, and Switzerland has the Alps, but this sleepy little country deserves some love in its own right. Sharing its borders with Austria, […]

Family Fun on Tinos

Summertime is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning your next island getaway with the family! If the Greek Islands don’t automatically spring to mind, then it’s time to start exploring the beautiful gems hiding in the Aegean Sea. Tinos, one of the islands in the Cycladic archipelago, is an […]

Sardinia, an Island Getaway for Families

All that most people know of Italy’s island of Sardinia is the fabled Costa Smeralda, named for its clear blue-green waters and famed as a playground for the very, very rich. It’s true the secluded (and now mostly private) cove beaches of this northeast coast are beautiful, but most of the island is surrounded by […]

An Active Guide to Exploring Loire

UNESCO World Heritage sites, endless vistas of stunning lakes, vineyards and rolling estates: just another day in the Loire Valley region of France. If this sounds like your dream destination, that’s because it is. Escape from reality into a fantasy land of European charms, history, luxury and quaint, quintessential French delights in the Loire Valley, […]

Campo de Ourique: A Neighborhood Worth Watching

One of the best things about Portugal’s capital is the reach and user-friendliness of its public transportation system. This includes Tram 28, which winds and weaves its way from Martim Moniz though Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela to its last stop on the edge of the residential Campo de Ourique neighborhood. Campo de Ourique evolved into […]

Adventures in the Algarve

The Algarve, on Portugal’s southernmost coast, is one of Europe’s most appealing — and least costly — beach and golf destinations. The region offers 150 miles of coastline and countless communities — from ancient Moorish fishing villages to dense, 1970s-era seaside high-rises, to glamorous golf resorts among more than 500 hotels for every taste and […]