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  • 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...
  • The Queen's English: Brilliant and baffling

    Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" -- and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises. I'll never forget checking into a small-town...
  • O'er the ramparts: Castles in Great Britain

    For centuries, Great Britain's castles were the literal and political high points of their communities. Designed to keep people out, today these formidable structures are wide open to visitors and appreciated for their romantic allure. Adults and kids...
  • 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 --...
  • Europe in the fast lane

    Europe in the fast lane
    Driving in Europe can be scary -- a video game for keeps, and you only get one quarter. European drivers can be aggressive. They drive fast and tailgate as if it were required. They pass where Americans are taught not to -- on blind corners and just...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2013

    Great Britain will likely be taking a deep breath (and perhaps a sigh of relief) this year as it recovers from a busy summer, when it hosted both the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Despite the flurry of investment that swept Britain in...
  • A cheap day out in London

    It was the final day of a two-month trip to Europe. I was in London, and with all of my work behind me, I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. So I decided to test my five free London audio tours in a citywide blitz spanning two neighborhoods, one...
  • Royal baby does not deserve news media exultation

    Royal baby does not deserve news media exultation
    The ranks of the world's most useless institution have increased by one, as spectacularly splashed across the top of The Morning Call's front page on Tuesday and lovingly detailed on page 10. The fact that nearly every newspaper in America did the...
  • Britain's royal birthplaces

    Although their kings and queens don't come cheap and are today only figureheads, most Brits seem to thoroughly enjoy having a royal family. Right now the country is eagerly awaiting the birth of William and Catherine's baby, who is in line to become the...
  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best

    Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best
    Two hundred and 50 years ago, Bath was the Hollywood of Britain. Today, this former trendsetter of Georgian England invites you to take a 90-minute train ride from London and sample its aristocratic charms. The entire city, built of the creamy...
  • 'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?

    'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?
    The duty-free shopping business is headed for a worldwide sales mark close to $50 billion this year, says a recent report from the Paris-based Tax Free World Association. Clearly, those deals must appeal to somebody, but my take is that they're limited to...