Alsace-Lorraine + the Northeast

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North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
Get more holiday travel inspiration. You haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen nearly four miles of them artfully hung in patterns dictated by Tiffany’s head designer in Copenhagen’s famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens—...
IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF TRAVEL WRITERS, he must have foreseen the riches I would bring home from my trip along the Rhine. He must have decided to relieve me of my notes (I left them in a taxi), to cause my camera to malfunction and double-ex...
I'm a New Yorker now, but I was born and raised in Strasbourg. I get back two or three times a year to visit my family. There are great hotels in the area, but on this trip I stayed at my parents' house — the best hotel in town. It's four-star l...
The Alsatians wring more feeling out of stub than seems possible for one abrupt syllable that merely translates as “room”—in the domestic context of old Alsace, a combined living-dining room. For the Alsatian writer Gérard Oberlé, stub is synonymo...
Shopping in England On the Urban Gentry tour of London, you’ll stop at several top boutiques, including little-known gems in Mayfair. Perfect for Trendsetting fashionistas. Highlights A local journalist acts as your guide, taking you to Beyond...
Tell friends you're taking a drive through Alsace, Lorraine, and Burgundy, and they'll assume you're going for boeuf bourguignon and quiche, Rieslings and Montrachets. But recently I set off to tour these northeastern provinces of France in search...
One of Europe's largest mosques is rising over Rotterdam, and many residents are none too pleased. Its ornamented façade and arched windows appear transplanted from afar, and in fact the design was inspired by mosques in Cairo and Dubai. At a rece...