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Here’s an odd confession from a travel writer: sometimes I enjoy the run up to a trip more than I enjoy the trip itself. Sounds crazy, no? I think it is the joy of researching and reading around the destination. Once I’ve got my travel dates... Read More >>

Posted: 10/26/2015 4:07:50 PM by Alexander + Roberts
What the Sound of Music is to the English-speaking world, the Sissi trilogy is to Germanophones and Hungarians. Sissi (1955), starred the exquisite Romy Schneider in the title role of the tragic and beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria... Read More >>

Posted: 10/20/2015 11:14:48 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Hungary is like that old Sesame Street song: “One of These Things is Not Like the Other.” Each Central European nation has its own quirks, but Hungary’s language, customs, cuisine, and folklore are so varied and distinctive that... Read More >>

Posted: 10/13/2015 12:39:02 PM by Alexander + Roberts
I can’t think of a better tour guide than Hercule Poirot, can you? And in Agatha Christie’s blockbuster murder mystery, Death on the Nile, that’s exactly what Poirot does in the early chapters: he strolls around Aswan’s sites helping us experience them... Read More >>

Posted: 10/7/2015 12:09:23 PM by Alexander + Roberts
For more than 6,000 years, mankind has sought to unravel the mysteries of amber, a curiously elusive precious stone forged from tree resin in the depths of the Baltic Sea over 44 million years ago. In Poland, which claims the... Read More >>

Posted: 10/1/2015 11:53:26 AM by Alexander + Roberts