The mighty Rhine River flows from Austria to the North Sea in the Netherlands, passing through Switzerland, Germany, France and Lichtenstein along the way.
River cruises are a great way of experiencing one of the most famous waterways in Europe, with trips of varying length on offer. Take a weeklong trip and you might expect to sail from Basel in Switzerland to the Netherlands. Most boats tend to be well-appointed, and the cruises can be pricey, but it’s a great way to see multiple countries at once.
If you have less time, daytrips are also a possibility. You can pick up a sightseeing boat in cities such as Cologne or Dusseldorf, and the Köln-Düsseldorfer company is one of the best known. There are also lots of smaller companies that are offer cheaper, but KD has the most boats.
Return tickets tend to be only marginally more expensive than one-way tickets, worth bearing in mind. You can also normally transport a bicycle if you are on a longer trip. With some companies this service is free, but KD charges around $3 per bike.
High season runs from April to October, with cruises rarely running in winter. That said, there are some special Christmas market cruises that will let you see some of the traditional markets along the river.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
No matter how many years of flying experience you have under your belt, some travelers still struggle to find the perfect position in which to sleep, and also may find it difficult to find the perfect accessory to aid in this attempt. Travel pillows are a dime a dozen and always promise the best, most comfortable sleep you can have while sitting upright, but 360 degrees of support is the claim behind the Cabeau Evolution travel pillow, one that uses memory foam to adapt to the user’s unique body shape and sleeping position.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
La Push, Washington La Push is one of the chilliest beach towns on the Pacific coast. It is located in the Quileute Indian Reservation in Olympic National Park. All of the businesses are tribe-owned and offer the type of relaxed lifestyle you search for. Whale watching on the wide, crescent-shaped First Beach is a must do here.