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The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.

Is Copenhagen the World's Most Liveable City?

Andrea Adams | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
Andrea Adams

The beauty of the city is also characterized by an ever-present natural element: water. Most Copenhageners enjoy swimming in the harbor, dining near the canals, and having a picnic at the lakes.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Dear Travel Section: Help Me!!

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Those of us who write for newspapers and still enjoy reading 'em tend to think of our travel articles as vital and indispensable to all who encounter ...