6 U.S. Cities That Are Full of European Charm

With trips to Europe on pause for most Americans, these six domestic destinations offer appealing alternatives.

by DEBRA KAMIN | Condé Nast Traveler

(This article first appeared on July 14, 2020)

With the coronavirus still impacting much of the world, there’s no doubt that this summer will be a very different one for most of us—especially Americans, who are largely banned from traveling to Europe right now.… Read more

Private jet industry CEOs say 2 new planes coming out soon will change the business forever. See inside the Gulfstream G700 and Bombardier Global 7500.

by tpallini@businessinsider.com (Thomas Pallini) | Business Insider

A Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700.

DAVID BECKER/Reuters and Vista Global Holdings

  • Private jet operators are preparing for an influx of new flyers as they believe the wealthy will seek to avoid commercial air travel. 
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Discover the Serene Beauty of Japan’s Most Gorgeous Gardens

Cherry trees, teahouses, and rock gardens abound.

BY DAYLE WOOD | Veranda

Garden design in Japan is a true and celebrated art form with many gardens throughout the country believed to be masterpieces of Japanese culture. Traditionally, a Japanese garden reflects harmony with nature and offers quiet spots for peace and meditation.… Read more

Carnival CEO: ‘We have been fighting for the survival of the company’ Brian Sozzi Editor-at-Large

by Brian Sozzi, Editor-at-Large | Yahoo Finance

(This article appeared on May 1, 2020)

Carnival (CCL) is still caught in the proverbial perfect storm created by the global COVID-19 pandemic. When it eventually exits that whirlwind — and in what form financially and operationally — is anyone’s guess.… Read more

8 Historic Homes You Can Virtually Tour

The list ranges from Buckingham Palace to the Frida Kahlo Museum to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

BY MARY ELIZABETH ANDRIOTIS | Country Living

As many cultural sites close and governments urge social distancing due to coronavirus, it’s unfortunately not the best time to go out and explore the historic homes of the world.… Read more

The 10 Most Affordable Places to Buy a Lake House

You’ll be by the water in no time.

BY NIKHITA MAHTANIAPR | HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

If you love water but hate the beach, what is wrong with you consider buying a lake house! Not only do they provide an exponentially greater dose of natural surroundings for those who love the outdoors, they can also take on various forms, from huge glass homes to tiny cottages.… Read more