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  • Readers Recommend: Fine Italian dining in Edinburgh, Scotland

    During our recent three days in Edinburgh, Scotland, we discovered a huge Italian influence, including restaurants. Our favorite dinner was at Divino Enoteca, an upscale establishment in a somewhat obscure location on a lower-level street. The wine and food were delicious, with perfectly...

  • Chat with natives at Big Brother Mouse in Luang Prabang, Laos
    Chat with natives at Big Brother Mouse in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Here's a wonderful stop for visitors to the charming Laotian city of Luang Prabang: Big Brother Mouse. Its office is just off the main drag, on the side street where the 3 Nagas Restaurant is located (near Wat Nong Temple). From 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. daily, English-speaking visitors...

  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art impresses inside and out
    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art impresses inside and out

    I cannot say enough good things about the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., founded and funded by Alice Walton, daughter of the Wal-Mart founder. The buildings alone are worth the drive, designed to showcase this amazing collection of American artists. The museum is...

  • Readers recommend: Bogotá bike tour
    Readers recommend: Bogotá bike tour

    My husband and I took a bike tour in December in Bogotá, Colombia, and it was the highlight of our stay. With our guide, Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours, we watched matadors at the Plaza de Toros practice their moves with wheeled mechanical bulls. Mike narrated the history of...

  • Hotel Monna Lisa made stay in Florence, Italy, memorable

    We recently returned from Florence, Italy, where we spent five nights at the lovely Hotel Monna Lisa, near the city's wonderful attractions. The building goes back many centuries, with original stone floors and wooden ceilings. The excellent staff is willing to help in any way they can. When...

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