36 Hours in Majorca

The New York TimesBy PENELOPE GREENPublished: March 29, 2009 MAJORCAN summers are infamous for the swells they attract: the billionaires on their megayachts, the movie stars at their mountain estates. Michael Douglas has a house in Deià, and in nearby Sóller, there is an outpost of the Ashram, Malibu’s answer to asceticism, at which studioContinue reading “36 Hours in Majorca”

Best Cruise Ship Sundecks

Smarter Travelby Teijo Niemela, Cruise Critic Contributor – March 24, 2009 Cruise ship sundecks are popular hangouts for most passengers, but over the years, they’ve also been the source of much controversy. We’ve all been there: longing for a nice, long nap in the Caribbean sunshine or a dip in a refreshing pool, only toContinue reading “Best Cruise Ship Sundecks”

Insider’s guide to cruising Europe

Advice, tips, tricks and, most importantly, lessons learnedBy Carolyn Spencer BrownMSNBC – updated 12:47 p.m. ET March 22, 2009 It’s no secret that cruising is an exceptional way to see Europe. First of all, seeing Europe by cruise is cheaper than touring by land. Cruise fares typically cover accommodations, meals in main dining venues, kidsContinue reading “Insider’s guide to cruising Europe”

22 Affordable European Hotels

Travel + LeisureFrom April 2009By Alexander Basek, Anya von Bremzen, David Farley, Catesby Holmes, Tina Isaac, Stirling Kelso, Soren Larson, Alexandra Marshall, Ralph Martin, Clark Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Maria Shollenbarger, Bree Sposato, Valerie Waterhouse and Jennifer Welbel When it comes to European hotels, the word value used to conjure up images of shoebox-sized spaces locatedContinue reading “22 Affordable European Hotels”

11 Money-Saving European Travel Tips

New air routes, hotels, and booking strategies make European travel almost as cheap as staying home.Travel + Leisure ArticlesApril 2009 Book New Plane RoutesBefore last year’s Open Skies agreement, an air-transport pact that cleared the way for more flights between the United States and Europe, American Airlines (aa.com) and United Airlines (united.com) were the onlyContinue reading “11 Money-Saving European Travel Tips”