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February 2016

King of the Castle: An insider’s guide to Chateau de Rochette

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The chateaux of France, ranging from functional Medievalism of de Vincennes and de Vitre, to the later Mannerism of Fontainebleau, number among the architectural wonders of their ages. And the 18th century chateau de Rochette,…

10 Oscar Winning Films that Inspired Us To Travel

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Some movies leave one aching with wanderlust from the opening credits. Others roll out their landscapes and landmarks with a slow, seductive ease. But one thing’s for sure; most of our favorite films feature a…

Soundtrack to the City: The Ultimate London Playlist

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From Oasis to The Smiths to the late great David Bowie, Britain’s musical legacy includes some of the world’s most celebrated performers, many of which found fame in the bars and clubs of the capital.…

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Brewing the Best: The History of Bavarian Beer

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Beer is practically synonymous with Germany. Though the Teutons didn’t invent the stuff, they have (from the late Dark Ages onwards), taken it extremely seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they consider it both a…

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Where to Visit in July

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With many destinations enjoying warmer weather, July is traditionally the month associated most with vacations. Yet it’s also undoubtedly a month of two halves. Travelers should seek the period before schools break up if they…

Versailles

An Insider’s Guide to Versailles

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The famed Palace of Versailles had a comparatively modest beginning as a hunting lodge built by Louis XIV in 1624. It would evolve, of course, into an emblem of the absolute rule of the Ancien Régime…

Travel Memories to Hold on to

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After several sunny, warm days touring through the countryside of Ireland, our arrival into Waterville, in the county of Kerry, was met with crisp weather and cloudy skies. While some might have bemoaned the sun’s…

Budapest

10 Incredible Heritage Hotels

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Blessed with a character only the passage of time can bestow, heritage hotels are invariably bastions of superlative taste. Each has its individual charms, from the grande dames of Europe to the peach-colored palaces of…