From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong – celebrate Oktoberfest around the world

In 1810, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen married Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria. While the couple’s nuptials might qualify as only a relatively minor footnote in history, it is highly unlikely that any other wedding, royal or otherwise, has inspired so much enthusiastic drinking. This is because the Munich wedding was the spark that led to the … [Read more…]

From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong — celebrate Oktoberfest around the world

In 1810, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen wed Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria. While the couple’s nuptials might qualify as only a relatively minor footnote in history, it’s highly improbable that any other wedding, royal or otherwise, has inspired so much enthusiasticnbsp;drinking. This is because the Munich wedding was the spark which caused the creation of … [Read more…]

At Victoria’s renowned Empress Hotel, this wellness retreat helps you look inward

A black-and-white portrait of a youthful Queen Victoria keeps watch from the corner of the Library in the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Leaded windows look out to the front yard and the Inner Harbour outside, tourists wandering by and snapping photographs as the sounds of this ever-present bagpiper on the corner flow into the room. Down … [Read more…]

In Victoria’s renowned Empress Hotel, this Health retreat helps you look inward

A black-and-white portrait of a youthful Queen Victoria keeps watch from the corner of the Library in the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Leaded windows look out to the front yard and the Inner Harbour outside, tourists wandering by and snapping photographs as the sounds of this ever-present bagpiper on the corner flow into the room. Down … [Read more…]

A literary tour round the world

In London, you will discover the stunning Marylebone High Street branch of . Situated in an Edwardian building built for this purpose in 1910, the most fascinating thing about Daunt’s is its own organizational methodthe majority of its titles aren’t shelved alphabetically but bynbsp;country. If you would like Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, it is … [Read more…]

A literary tour round the world

In London, you will discover the stunning Marylebone High Street branch of . Situated in an Edwardian building built for this purpose in 1910, the most fascinating thing about Daunt’s is its own organizational methodthe majority of its titles aren’t shelved alphabetically but bynbsp;country. If you would like Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, it is … [Read more…]

Excerpt: Authors Anne and Mike Howard on travel destinations for couples looking for a spark

Stuck in a routine? Get a rush in Livingstone, Zambia. Maybe it’s the waterfall’s relentless roar or its spray which can be felt for miles, but everything is more exciting around Victoria Falls. Cutting between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zambezi River spans 5,604 feet and plummets 354 feet, creating one the world’s largest … [Read more…]