Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Global Gumshoe, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Day or night, Spain’s heavenly culinary delight By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Madrid is a city of passion! Locals, known as madrileños, are ardent about their history, culture and perhaps most of all, their food. From tapas to tomatoes to treats, they love it all and are eager to share their love with visitors looking for a sensory culinary taste explosion. Unlike people living in the United States, Spaniards prefer to dine late. While Americans […]

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Today, while still honoring its past, Leipzig is steering a clear course toward a vibrant future in the arts, culture, cuisine and tourism.

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Koblenz, Germany

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Where the Rhine and Mosel converge By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe It would be hard to find a lovelier off-the-beaten-track city to visit in Germany than Koblenz. Ideally situated where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine, this city has a history dating back 2,000 years starting from when it was a Roman settlement. Today, it is a top tourist destination of stunning beauty with a rich history and culture and a thriving culinary […]

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Bon voyage

Posted: May 20th, 2016 | Feature, Top Story, Travel | No Comments

A luxury vacation on the canals of Holland

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe

It’s morning and the crew of the Panache, one of the fleet of luxury barges with European Waterways, has just departed Amsterdam on its way to Alkmaar.

This will be the first stop on its slow-moving voyage through the Dutch countryside along Holland’s canals. On board, guests revel in the experience as they enjoy great food, fine wines and million-dollar views along the way.

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A romantic cruise on the Danube

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Viking River Cruise’s “Romantic Danube” tour sails one way between Budapest, Hungary and Erlangen, Germany. Passengers decide if they want to sail east or west along the Danube, depending from which city they’d like to continue their tour of Europe or fly home.

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A circular tour of southwestern Nova Scotia

Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The long, narrow province of Nova Scotia is oriented east-west alongside mainland Canada. With Halifax as your starting and ending point, it’s possible to drive the coastal roads of southwestern Nova Scotia in a circle and, on the way, sample some of the best cuisine and historical sites that this province has to offer.

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