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18 Reasons to Visit Berks County PA - Reading, Kutztown and Boyertown - Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Berks County PA, encompassing Reading, Kutztown and Boyertown, has always been a "first responder" and incubator for the arts, for preservation, for c...

9 Places 'Game Of Thrones' Was Filmed You Need to Visit Before You Die

Historvius | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
Historvius

Vast armies, epic plots, haunting vistas, Game of Thrones has it all. So if you’re hooked on Game of Thrones then this list of amazing places the sh...

Encourage the Princess in Your Child

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 07.25.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

When I was six years old I was crazy about the Beatles. So much so, that my grandpa gave me a diamond ring and told me it was from Paul McCartney. I'm...

Ghost Busters Capture Spooky Image In Ruins Of Queen Isabella's Castle

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Weird News

Ghost hunters at a 12th-century English castle snapped a photo of a milky white image of a woman in a dress and, a year later, it's scaring up a lot o...

What's Past is Prologue: The Renaissance of an Irish Hamlet

Pam Peterson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Pam Peterson

Picture the rolling green hills of the Irish countryside. Now envision a narrow lane winding through meadows of Queen Anne's lace and wavy foxtail grass, arriving at an iron gate that leads to a tranquil enclave of stone cottages amidst lush gardens. This is Ballilogue.

Escape to Poland: C's the Day, Ep. 10

Robin Rodig | Posted 04.24.2017 | Travel
Robin Rodig

Dzień dobry! You probably know by now that museums are not my thing. I typically flee like Usain Bolt from any exhibition that details more dates t...

The European Castle Bucket List: 14 Castles You Must Hit

Thrillist | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

Because you can't spend your entire European vacation visiting -- or sleeping in -- every single castle or palace, we narrowed your medieval bucket list down to the continent's (and UK's) coolest 14.

8 Real-Life French Castles That Could Inspire Fairy Tales

Architectural Digest | Posted 11.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By Colleen Egan for Architectural Digest. (photo: Pascal Chevallier) The early-1700s north façade of Château de Digoine--the restored Burgundy ho...

7 Fairy Tale Castles Where You Can Spend the Night

BedandBreakfast.com | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
BedandBreakfast.com

Travel back in time by planning a stay at a castle bed and breakfast, where your fairy tale dreams are sure to come true. The following castles offer rooms and suites for rent within ancient, fortified walls -- among rolling vineyards, medieval towns and landscaped lawns.

Castles and Canines: Edinburgh Has Plenty of Both

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel
Pam Townsend

The city itself is chock-full of sites and sights. Add to that the 15 or so castles in the surrounding area, and you have a vacation tailor-made for admiring the present and investigating the past.

7 Castles in 7 Days: A Tour of Ireland for Knights & Princesses

MiniTime | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
MiniTime

Malahide Castle (Flickr: Avoca Ireland) Ireland is a magical land perfect for family travel. As your plane touches down, the shimmer of the raindrop ...

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.

Live Like Royalty -- Even if Only for a Saturday Night

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I shoulder my pack and begin the hike upwards. Stopping at an overview I feel like I've been slipped a mild tranquilizer. I swallow a set of tears. Is it the wind, or the view? The air is the freshest I've ever breathed, a salt wash for the soul.

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

6 Castles You Can Actually Stay In

Oyster | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Oyster

These six historic hotels are all housed within former castles, and thus exude a regal vibe from the awe-inspiring facades to the antique-filled interiors.

Why You Should Visit Copenhagen

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

I planned for 3 days, which is not really long enough to fall in love with a person, but long enough to fall head over heels for a city. At the risk of sounding like a strung out flower child, I just loved its vibe.

5 Castles For Sale You Could Buy RIGHT NOW

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

We thought we'd seen the death of the McMansion with everyone flocking to live in a tiny home. Although small-space living does have its perks -- it's...

The World's Top 10 Historic Hotels

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I'm from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be such a personal thing, but I swooned for the stories behind this particular bunch. So pack your suitcase and join me on a historical trip around the world, with stops at my favorite "hotels with history."

Sleep Like a Monk, and Dine Like a Queen

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The Fontevraud monastery is smack in the center of France, in the Loire region, some 195 miles south of Paris, a royal destination if there ever was one.

Cécile zu Hohenlohe: The Princess and her Traveling Jewels

Duane Wells | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Just as might be said of the entire In The Space Between collection, an eclectic array of pieces that have traveled from places both significant and inconsequential to tell unique tales from a most compelling life.

The World's 10 Best Castles

Hopper.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Amidst the web of England's old hilltop rises, France's majestic country châteaux, Germany's sprawling Gothic palaces, Canada's revival-style hotels and America's high-society retreats, there's an endless map of them to explore.

How-to Criss-Cross France by Foot -- in Half a Day

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Like all theme parks, France Miniature also offers rides and games for children of all ages. I was always a big fan of doll houses, tree houses, and all things miniature, like model trains and mini copies of actual cities.

If You Like Staying in Italian Castles, You'll Dig This Hotel

Oyster | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Oyster

You can expect gorgeous stonework, breathtaking views, battlements, and even a suit of armor (of course -- this is a castle, in case we didn't make that crystal clear). It's almost hard to believe that these insanely beautiful photos are not remotely Photoshopped.

Guilt-free Wine Tasting With Kids?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Why can't I explore the vineyards with my kids, ages 7, 9 and 12, without getting the sloe-eye from the proprietor or other patrons? Have I broken with proper etiquette? Or is this just a uniquely American hang-up?