NEW YORK – American Airlines will launch service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) on its Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) on Friday, March 15. The flight on American’s new flagship aircraft marks another step in the company’s plan to have the industry’s most modern, fuel-efficient fleet.
By Marianne Belmonte and Angela Pape
Having cruised on ocean liners more than my fair share of times, a river cruise was an idea that had never crossed my mind. It wasn’t until I was afforded the opportunity to set sail down the Danube through the small towns and historic cities of Germany and Austria that I realized what a hidden treasure river cruising truly is! With your hotel traveling alongside you, there is no better way to experience the world. And there is no better cruise line to experience it with than Uniworld. These boutique river cruises offer nothing short of excellence. From their luxurious amenities to their highly trained staff, you will have the world at your fingertips!
By Paul Wildwood
An opportunity often afforded a travel writer is the chance to witness the growth over time of a secret hideaway into a full-grown travel destination.
By Kitty Pilgrim • Photography by Will Croxton
“How’d you like to go to the coldest darkest place on Earth?”
By Narbeh Minassian
As many of you will no doubt be aware of, air travel has long-since become much more than just getting from A to B. In the modern era of travelling, the holiday begins once you board the plane. Many airlines are now adopting a policy of hospitality and high quality personal service to ensure that the excitement begins at the gate.
By Christopher A. Pape
Truth be told, I’m not a beach guy. I don’t have the right body type and to schlep here or there for some sand and sun doesn’t seem appealing; being around European history and culture is my idea of a great time. But, after a stressful 2012, I knew I had to get away from civilization and relax in pure beach beauty.
By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert
Swathed in wintry finest and accessorized in holiday glam, Paris looks even more beautiful in winter. There’s the scenic Seine, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, great food, fine wine and The Louvre. What news to hear that a second Louvre was to grace France. I came for the December opening of the Louvre in Lens and wanted to explore the less traveled North Pais de Calais, where Lens is located. What I found was a region rich in history and culture with superb cuisine, which may be France’s best kept secret.
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BY TRAVELIN’ GAL MAXINE ALBERT
Tapas, flamenco and reveling till the wee hours in those cool Madrid bars, no wonder everyone takes a siesta in the afternoon. The fabulous nightlife is just one reason to be enthralled with this happening and sophisticated city. There’s the extraordinary Prado Museum where you can get up close and personal with Spanish Masters – Velazquez, El Greco and those wondrous Black Paintings of Goya.
By Narbeh Minassian
Il Salviatino is a hotel of delightful contradictions. Its very location combines two worlds into one, with a rural surrounding so tranquil and so green yet with the buzzing urban energy of Downtown Florence just a fifteen minute cab ride away. While the building may look like a contemporary hotel, it is actually a hand-restored 15th century villa; offering all the luxury and grandeur of a modern boutique but also all the timeless charm and atmosphere of an antique villa.