Despite the obvious security concerns, it is possible to visit several royal residences when their occupants are elsewhere. The most intimate and arguably the most fascinating is Clarence House, home to the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry.
The riches of Rome are so inexhaustible that many people never discover the many fascinating sites of the surrounding Latium region. In my experience, however, a day trip into the country is the perfect antidote to the crowds and noise of the city itself. One of the best excursions is to Hadrian's Villa and the nearby gardens of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
Set on a grid pattern, Montréal is an eminently walkable city, and an excellent place to start is the lovely Vieux-Montréal, with its time-honored buildings set on cobbled streets.Begin at the Place d’Armes, which contains the magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica — a favorite of Luciano Pavarotti, apparently, owing to its excellent acoustics.
Having visited the Normandy beaches on several occasions and been profoundly moved by the experience, we recently decided to make another little pilgrimage to a place where Americans are buried in foreign soil, to Madingley American cemetery near Cambridge. There, 3,812 U.S. airmen and sailors lie beneath the mown turf and names of a further 5,127 men, mostly air crew whose bodies were...
During our short sojourn in Yucatan, we received vague, but, at the same time, reliable intelligence of the existence of numerous and extensive cities, desolate and in ruins ...
Having missed Hue on previous visits to Vietnam, I was determined to make it a priority on my most recent one. The seat of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 to 1945, the city is full of imperial sites, most notably the Citadel and the royal tombs.
One brisk spring evening aboard the River Beatrice, after several days of guided day trips along the Danube, we decided that an amble without an agenda would make a pleasant change.
One bright blue morning in South Beach, we set off on a walking tour of the Art Deco District, the neighborhood between Sixth and 23rd streets that contains more than 800 pastel-hued properties of historic distinction.