Cannes, the glamorous city on the Cote d’Azur, may be best known for its famed film festival, held each May; actually, long before the Riviera became a summer destination, well-to-do northern Europeans wintered on the temperate coast. The joie de vivre spirit of the city was enhanced with the début of Hotel Martinez on the tree-lined, seafront Boulevard de la Croisette in 1929. Since then, the city has welcomed celebrities, the glitterati and the international elite, called Le Beau Monde.
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.
By Hainan Airlines
Spending a quiet weekend on the lake with the family, a glass of wine in hand and quintessential fall foliage views is a coveted seasonal tradition for most travelers — and for good reason. Sprinkle in the luxury of a 4-star resort, old-fashioned private club-meet-camp vibes and you have the Sagamore Resort on Lake George.