The Alsace region of France springs vivid pictures when I think of it— brightly colored half-timbered houses lining narrow cobblestone alleys, a foodie’s paradise with Michelin-starred restaurants in quaint villages, and of course, award-winning wines.
By the time we made it to the Shakespeare and Company bookstore — the last stop on our list of must-visit places after a long day of sightseeing in Paris — I was physically aching for an invigorating cup of hot coffee.
Wiesbaden, the tidy, elegant capital of the German state of Hesse, is oh-so cosmopolitan: at the end of 2019, some 62,958 of the city’s 291,109 inhabitants were citizens of countries other than Germany.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
Crystal clear, sparkling blue water, the warm sunshine beating down on your back, mountainous islands just barely visible in the distance and nothing but you and a horse, and perhaps a friend or two. Intrigued? You should be.
The lovely Balkan country of Montenegro has a picture-perfect coastline on the Adriatic Sea. With both strikingly high mountain peaks and the sparkling water of the sea below, the coast is an incredible place to vacation.
The Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) is a stunningly beautiful stretch of land along the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. Glamorous beach towns like Saint Tropez, Cannes and Nice grace the coastline and are remarkable locations to live a life of luxury, even if it’s only for a few days.
Cyprus is unlike anywhere else in the world. Comfortably situated in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is awash in history and culture. The island's unparalleled natural beauty is sprinkled with ancient ruins and local stories of the beloved classical gods of old.