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  • Indulge in a proper Scottish meal at Edinburgh's the Dome

    We recently spent three days in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our lunch at the Dome was a favorite meal. From the perfect landscaping in front to the stunning interior dome to the enormous floral arrangements, it is an impressive setting. The service was excellent, and the food typically Scottish and delicious....

  • Readers Recommend: Loire Valley inn

    This July my husband and I spent four wonderful nights at the delightful Au Reflets du Cher in France's Loire Valley. Central location (near Tours), on the the river Cher. Beautifully appointed and immaculate with gorgeous grounds. Our hosts Annie and Jean-Claude gave us an warm welcome, made our...

  • Readers recommend: In Focus tours and Cultural Tours
    Readers recommend: In Focus tours and Cultural Tours

    I have photographed in Namibia, Sri Lanka, Patagonia, Easter Island, Oman and Dubai, north India and Cuba with these two Orange County-based travel tours, In Focus with Michele Burgess and Ralph Velasco's Cultural Tours. Both are outstanding and take you to unusual locations, which I love.

  • Stately 234 Winder Street Inn in Detroit has been restored to glory

    Having just left the Motor City, I can say that Detroit is far from down and out. Of special note is the 234 Winder Street Inn, a bed-and-breakfast in a stately old mansion in the Gold Coast, once an enclave of Detroit's early gentry. The innkeeper, Mona Ross, has lovingly restored the home of...

  • Czech Republic: Tour Prague with expert private guide
    Czech Republic: Tour Prague with expert private guide

    My husband and I recently spent three days in Prague, Czech Republic. We had never been there so we hired private guide and native Dana Jungrova. She took us on a different walking tour each day. The first day we toured the Old Town section of the city. The second day we walked the Castle District,...