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  • Chic and classy Milan

    Chic and classy Milan
    They say that for every church in Rome, there's a bank in Milan. The economic success of postwar Italy can be attributed, at least in part, to this city of bankers, publicists and pasta power-lunchers. Even though I've been coming to Milan for a long...
  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • What's New in Germany, Hungary, and Austria for 2013

    Three countries with a rich heritage -- Germany, Hungary, and Austria -- each have a constantly evolving sightseeing scene. Here's the latest: Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building (with its striking 155-foot-tall glass cupola), has...
  • Mega-passes hit slopes

     Mega-passes hit slopes
    The ski resort world seems to be mirroring the American corporate landscape, with the "big boys" buying up smaller resorts through mergers and acquisitions. But before you bemoan the loss of "your" independent ski hill, keep in mind that such corporate...
  • Why some European kids are good all year

    Why some European kids are good all year
    If you happen to step out of a shop or restaurant in Salzburg, Austria, during the holiday season and find the street has been taken over by large, furry, goat-like creatures with bloody fangs and rattling rusty chains and ringing cow bells, you might...
  • Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you

    Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Car rental companies just hate it when you don't buy their overpriced collision damage waiver "insurance." No matter that you have coverage through your credit card, as many do, or that you bought the much cheaper coverage your...
  • Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip

    Seniors on the Go: Notes from a European driving trip
    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Don't ever think you're too old to rent a car and drive through Europe. You can't beat driving for catching all the interesting sights along the way and enjoying the many -- and usually inexpensive -- roadside restaurants. As...
  • Seniors on the Go: European trip final thoughts

    Seniors on the Go: European trip final thoughts
    Dateline: Home. The main take-away from my trip experience is that you can still find comfortable accommodations in smaller European cities for less than $100 a day and eat some great dinners for around $30 per person, including house wine, and lunches...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Italy's undiscovered alpine retreat

    Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites have been called the most beautiful mountains on earth, and certainly they are among the most dramatic. They offer some of the best alpine thrills in Europe, whether you want to stay firmly planted on the...
  • Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor

    Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor
    When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
  • Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family

    Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family
    STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...