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River of Food, Wine and Chocolate
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River of Food, Wine and Chocolate

Vibrant tulips, buttery coffee cakes and local wines were just the beginning as I was welcomed on board my river cruise. 7 days ahead and I was ready to partake of as much as possible, and why not? It was vacation and more highlights were about to unfold. Usually boarding […]

Fresco of fishman holding his catch
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The Ancient Allure of Akrotiri in Santorini

The ancients once attributed a massive volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini to a battle between giants and the gods. It was seen as punishment meted out for the moral degeneration of the people in the prosperous kingdom of Atlantis. Interestingly, the myth of Atlantis—which originates from Plato—coincides with […]

An exhibit at the interactive Karel Zeman Museum (Prague)
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Famous Films Shot Here

Add “location” to the well-known “lights, camera, action” adage and the focus for the travel industry becomes film tourism. Many destinations know the allure this growing niche has for movie-lovers to walk in the footsteps of a favorite star or to stand in a location where world-class Hollywood and international […]

Luxury Weekend Getaway to London!
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Luxury Weekend Getaway to London!

How would you spend a weekend getaway in London? That very question was posed to us by Virgin Atlantic, which challenged us to design a dream itinerary for two days of gallivanting in London, one of the world’s most exciting and attraction-rich cities, and a favorite of BonVoyageurs since we […]

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris - Brasserie Lipp          (photo inyourpocket.com)
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Top Five Bistros and Brasseries of Paris!

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris … by BonVoyageurs! Having lived and worked in Paris for a number of years in the 1970s and having been regular visitors to the French capital since then, we have had the opportunity to enjoy the Parisian bistro and brasserie experience over a […]

River Cruising A Balance of Quality and Quantity
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River Cruising A Balance of Quality and Quantity

The magic of Paris and the intrigue of Amsterdam are worth every minute the lucky traveler can muster. The histories, rich cultures and culinary delights are abundant in all ports of interest where we travelers find ourselves. As always there is so much to see and too little time. Traditional […]

La Ferme de la Lochere
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Food / Wines & Spirits

Exploring the Foods and Wines of Burgundy

If I have the choice between an elegant plate of paté and a comforting bowl of pasta, I’m going to choose pasta. After living in Italy for two years, I became accustomed to the country’s popular food and wines, spending much of my time in Italian cooking classes and on […]

Elegantly prepared salmon
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Monumental Dining Over Paris

The ultimate lunch in Paris should begin with the crème de la crème. Discover the beauty and elegance of Chef Alan Ducasse’s Jules Verne Restaurant. There are many places to dine and celebrate a special occasion in Paris, and the Jules Verne Restaurant is the crème de la crème. Located […]

The bucolic region of Umbria
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Discover Umbria’s Top Wines and Wineries

Umbria is giving Tuscany a run for its money. I hate to even tell you about the spectacular Umbrian views and exciting wines because it’s the unspoiled nature of the region that keeps me going back. Personally, I find the Umbrian wines to be much more complex and I love […]

With Record-Breaking Exports of Provence Rosés to the U.S., Marcell Ott Comes to Mind
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With Record-Breaking Exports of Provence Rosés to the U.S., Marcell Ott Comes to Mind

by Susan Newman Manfull, winner of the IFWTWA 2014 Emerging Writer Scholarship Award When I read the news earlier this month [October 2014] about the continued dramatic growth of exports of Provence rosé to the United States, I couldn’t help but think of Marcel Ott, the brilliant founder of Domaines […]