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For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon,... Read More

A generation ago, the average weekend getaway amounted to little more than two days by the shore or a quick hike in the mountains. Escaping to Europe... Read More

Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to... Read More

Growing up, I had to share a bedroom with three sisters (my brother, lucky dog, had his own room), so now I absorb pampering and privacy like an... Read More

On a layover at Frankfurt Airport, Clifford Pearson decided to pick up a foot-long pepper-crusted salami to take home. He bought the salami in a secured... Read More

If a company sends employees to Europe or Canada, it may be able to claim hefty refunds of value-added taxes. One VAT specialist estimates that U.S.... Read More

On a layover at Frankfurt Airport, Clifford Pearson decided to pick up a foot-long pepper-crusted salami to take home. He bought the salami in a secured... Read More

The forest of cranes over Potsdamer Platz signals the scale of recent changes in Berlin. But a little to the north and east, the area around... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. ... Read More

Climbing up the spiral stairs and through a stone tower to our room, we notice a passageway. “Where do you suppose it goes?” asks my wife, Sandra, as... Read More

Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover... Read More

A well-scrubbed complex of cafés, boutiques, galleries, and nightclubs rises from a sea of scaffolding in Mitte, the historic district in what was once... Read More

It's a crisp, sunny morning in Leipzig, and I'm on my way to Plagwitz, the heart of Leipzig's emerging art scene. As my taxi heads west from the Zentrum... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. ... Read More

The French are and always will be fussy. About smells. About food. About clothing. The very essence of a particularly Gallic kind of charm, this... 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

The bleak terrain near Germany's border with Poland seems an unlikely locale for an elegant arcadia. Yet Branitz, the fanciful estate and personal... Read More

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