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  • See Italy with Trafalgar Tours

    Weaving in and out of the crowds at a Tuscan market, the infectious passion of chef Libero adds to the color and excitement of picking out the freshest Italian ingredients, like juicy vine tomatoes and plump local olives. At each stall Libero is greeted like an old friend, as he introduces you to the vendors who insist you try their produce; perhaps herb-infused olive oil drizzled over a chunk of bread, or wafery slices of prosciutto which melt on your tongue. All before he takes you to historic Villa Machiavelli in the Tuscan hills, to turn your finds into a traditional Italian feast together.

  • Tales from the South of France with Paul Shore

    The year I spent living and working in the South of France, back in 1999, brought with it many valuable personal realizations and left me filled with many fond memories.  What follows is one of many short stories that will forever make me laugh and reminisce about my time in France.

  • Venice is Always a Good Idea: Here's One More Reason Why

    With many travelers planning their visit to the 57th annual Venice Art Biennale this summer, a prominent Israeli-born artist has announced she will be exhibiting this year for the first time ever.

  • Brussels, Belgium: Capital of Europe

    Brussels in Belgium is often considered the de facto capital of the European Union, though the EU has no official capital.  Brussels hosts however, the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council and European Parliament.

  • Budapest - A Must See for Baby Boomers

    If you only make it as far as Budapest on your first trip to Hungary you will be spending the rest of your life trying to figure out how to get back to this beautiful country! I have had the opportunity to spend time in Budapest on numerous occasions and I am never disappointed. The majesty of the architecture, the battle scars, the incredible folk art embroidery, the delicious food, and the rich history cannot be beat.

  • 10 Affordable Holiday Destinations in Europe

    DealsPlus brings us ten affordable European destinations for the holidays.

  • In the Footsteps of Malaga’s Most Famous Son: Pablo Picasso

    Malaga is the ‘capital’ of the Costa del Sol, that popular stretch of Spain’s Andalusian coastline with glorious beaches and resorts that run from Nerja in the northeast all the way to Manilva in the southwest. Whether you’re a tourist or long-term resident, you will most likely be arriving and departing via Malaga airport – but don’t let that be your only contact with this beautiful city.

  • Finding Affordable Luxury in Chianti’s High Season

    We recently returned from a week in Tuscany’s famous wine region of Chianti. This is a heavily-visited area, especially in the high summer season, with throngs of people thirsting to sample the iconic Chianti Classico at countless wine bars and swanky wineries. But we found a few ways to avoid the crowds, and their spending, while still experiencing this beautiful, delicious, and intoxicating region to its fullest.

  • Valencia, Spain: City of Flowers

    Valencia is a must visit city for those of you who love warm sunny days, beautiful beaches as well gardens full of magnificent flowers -  few cities in the world have all three features that are as beautiful as Valencia!

  • Seehotel Gruener Baum: Halstatt, Austria

    Do you believe in fairy tales? If so, I found the place that I dreamed of as a child. Halstatt, Austria, sometimes referred to as the “Pearl of Austria.” This country is full of gorgeous vistas, so it's hard to pin point just one spot. Located in Upper Austria, about two hours from Salzburg and 3 hours from Vienna, it is the oldest still-inhabited village in Europe and a World Heritage Site. This is the perfect place to visit any time of year, but my favorite is summer. Known for it's salt production, you can tour the world's first known salt mine.

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