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Rozengracht 114, 1016 LV Amsterdam, Netherlands
We stumbled into this Italian eatery by chance — we were freezing and the warm lights inside looked inviting. As we proceeded through our meal I started to notice the architectural elements. This stunning spot on the Rozengracht was designed by...
Herengracht 427, 1017 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exploring Amsterdam aboard a canal boat is an iconic way to see the sights, with myriad tours and cruises plying the 65 miles of waterways that lattice the city. From many spots you can join simple, hour-long cruises with narrators describing...
Lauriergracht 71, 1016 RH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Did you know that the mini-mosaic at Hazenstraat and Lauriergracht is one of 26 installed in 2000 by French urban artist Invader? Or that eccentric author Harry Mulish, considered one of the "Great Three" of Dutch postwar writers along with...
Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam, Netherlands
"9 Streets" (De 9 Straatjes) is a charming, picturesque shopping area in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district. Located between Leidsestraat and Raadhuisstraat, this area is named after the nine side streets connecting the main 17th-century...
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 187K, 1012 EW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Did you know that Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon once kicked butt in Amsterdam's Dampkring coffeeshop in the Hollywood blockbuster Ocean's Twelve? Or that Amsterdam has a Jewish quarter with a museum that tells the story of the Jewish...
Marina Cay, British Virgin Islands
This lesser-known Caribbean island served as the backdrop for the 1959 movie Virgin Island, starring John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier. The film recounted writer Robb White's adventure with his wife Rosalie "Rodie" Mason after buying the island...
British Virgin Islands
On the gorgeous island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands there is a beach at Devil's Bay where huge boulders line the edge of the sand and spill out into the turquoise sea. Natural tidal pools, arches, grottos and tunnels are formed by...
St John, USVI
Tucked away on the secluded south coast of St. John in the Virgin Islands National Park, is none other than the majestic Lameshur Bay Beach. Surrounded by leafy Acacia trees and fringed with broad sea-grapes shrubs, this is untouched seclusion at...
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