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See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Bridges. They are a marvel of engineering. Their function is purposeful yet poetic. And they’ve inspired musicians, painters, and writers for centuries. Beyond the sheer practicality of crossing ravines and water, ...
When mystery writer Harlan Coben thinks family vacation, cruises always pop to mind. Coben has taken his four kids, ages 6 to 14, on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and elsewhere. It’s easy to see why a cruise vacation makes sense for him and ma...
Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
Never walk away from home ahead of your axe and sword. You can't feel a battle in your bones or foresee a fight. -- from The Sayings of the Vikings Day 1: Northern Norway Americans who have traveled in Europe know what it's like to be spoken...
I WENT TO THE ARCTIC BECAUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. A few years ago, as I was annotating an edition of Mary Shelley's novel, I traveled to all the places in Europe where the major scenes are set—except one: the Arctic. It is there that Victor Frankenste...
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 between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
In midsummer, night never quite comes to Oslo, which lies on a sheltered estuary seven degrees latitude below the Arctic Circle. The sun sets late, twilight begins, and a long, last light lingers in the sky beyond the darkening clouds. Then, as if...
Meet Mr. C. Thorne Corse, age 76, a retired San Francisco attorney who, in less than six years, has embarked on 63 cruises aboard the Crystal Symphony and her sister ship, the Crystal Harmony. No other passenger has logged more miles with the com...
See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. Meet the Jury Architect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary studio has designed restaurant interiors for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotels for the M...
Play lord for a day at one of these new European manor-house hotels: On the outskirts of Oslo, the 20-room Herregårdshuset Bed & Breakfast Hotel (Dal, Mogreina; 47-6/398-0868, fax 47-6/394-6899; doubles from $67) brings fresh style to a 17th-centu...
For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the birthplace of adventure sports. Mountaineering was invented here—people have been going to the A...
"Take an umbrella" was what most people who knew anything about Norway told me when I mentioned I was going to Bergen. "It's boring" was another response—granted, that was mostly from Oslo natives, who tend to look on their country's second city a...
A growing army of "knit wits" are taking vacations that combine stitching with sightseeing, shopping, and massages. Get your needles ready. NORWAY Join Interweave Press on its June Knitting in Scandinavia trip (800/272-2193; www.interweave.com/eve...
Just what is it with Scandinavians?Blessed with an innate neophilia, they embrace the avant-garde with uncanny ease. Provocative forms and ideas are seldom dismissed as "too much"—hell, they'll take two for the living room and one for the parlor. ...
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 from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...