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  • 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 --...
  • 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...
  • European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home

    European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home
    Staying at a European bed-and-breakfast is a bit like having your own temporary mother while you travel. In the morning, your hostess might help plan your day, tipping you off to the best places for lunch and about the live folk music in the village pub...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Go Away With ... Wolfgang Puck

    Go Away With ... Wolfgang Puck
    Famed Spago chef Wolfgang Puck is the latest judge on the "Top Chef: Seattle." Puck says he's excited to be a part of the 10th season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series. "The show is a lot of fun for me and I enjoy watching what the chefs...
  • 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...
  • Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate

     Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate
    Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of...
  • 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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Julia Mancuso knows that trying to catch Lindsey Vonn in World Cup victories is futile, like a baseball pitcher saying he wants to catch Cy Young. Mancuso and Vonn both are 29 and with Vonn leading by the World Cup score of 59 to...
  • Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso shine in downhill training

    Olympics 2014: Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso shine in downhill training
    SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. Alpine skiing team got off to a rousing Sochi start Thursday by winning two medals on the first day of downhill training. Oh wait, they don’t hand out medals for training runs, but skiing fast in practice is still...