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Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

WHO STOLE FRANZI FRISCHMUTH'S PANTS?The question hangs darkly over Altaussee, mingling with the Alpine air and the shrieks of children playing by the... Read More

FRANCELa Maison de BricourtOne of the great conundrums of modern French cooking is Michelin's coconut-headed refusal to bump up Olivier Roellinger from... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

sun-kissed in the mediterraneanOn Cyprus's wild Cape Akamas, Anassa is Europe's new resort darling. Owner Alecos Michaeledes was adamant that the site's... Read More

WHEN THE PRE-OPENING BROCHURE FOR AN AUSTRIAN SPA designed by the avant-garde artist Hundertwasser arrived in my office two years ago, I was instantly... Read More

You want to take a different kind of vacation. You want to be active and learn things that require expert guidance. You want to go on a dinosaur dig in... Read More

Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you... Read More

See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow.Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can... Read More

Clocks keep time and clock-watchers lose it: the traveler knows this more keenly than anyone. My first trip to Vienna was only two days long, a dizzy... Read More

Recently, a colleague of my husband's— let's call him Daniel— was about to go on an extended trip to India. At a farewell dinner I asked whether he had... Read More

For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house.... Read More

These are challenging times for intrepid gourmands seeking the Authentic. Trek halfway around the globe and what do you find?Nobu No. 1,236, or... Read More

Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth... Read More

Italy | Austria | Switzerland | FranceWhy This Is the Year To Go Skiing the storied slopes of Europe is not about racking up vertical feet or racing to... Read More

Many Viennese do their best to ignore them, but neither dynamite nor wishful thinking can rid the Austrian capital of the six anti-aircraft towers built... Read More

Leave it to those innovative Scandinavians to improve simple strolling, with Nordic walking. In the sport, walkers use adapted ski poles with spiked... Read More

A lost footnote among the horrific legacies of the Third Reich's takeover of Austria in 1938 was that it closed, seemingly forever, a unique door to the... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Johann Donabaum’s mother was stirring an eight-gallon pot of apricot jam when we interrupted her in the kitchen of the family winery in Spitz. For the... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

Early-20th-century Viennese painter Egon Schiele seems the quintessential indoor artist, his wildly erotic nudes and haunting self-portraits fueled by... Read More

In Salzburg, modern art has a sparkling new pink-marble palace to call home. Through an entrance just steps from the Festspielhaus, an elevator inside... Read More

My European friends smiled and raised their eyebrows when I told them I was planning a visit to Kitzbühel. “High society,” they said. “Famous downhill.”... Read More

Greetings from the bunny hill, where I am very happy. If no one objects, the bunny hill is where I would like to remain. I enjoy going to the top of the... Read More

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