Turin: One of Italy’s Best Kept Secrets

Equally elegant and hip, the Piedmont capital of Turin is one of Italy’s most surprising cities. Fanciful tree-lined avenues lead to art deco cafes and Renaissance, baroque, rococo, and neoclassical facades. Splendid art galleries and opera houses serve as the cherished repositories of northern Italian culture. And public squares, neatly tended gardens, stately castles and grand palaces that were built between the 16th and 18th centuries recall Turin’s heyday as the glittering capital of the House of Savoy. Discovery Tours’ new Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes itinerary unveils its treasures.

Cinque Terre: Time Capsule of Old Italy

Few travel experiences match that moment when you lay eyes on your first village of Cinque Terre. Colorful clusters of houses cling to rocky slopes rising from the sea against a backdrop of emerald-green hills. […]

The Untamed Landscape of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls span the countries of both Brazil and Argentina in South America. The falls are twice that of Niagara and were declared one of the New 7 Wonders of the Natural World, along with Table Mountain in Capetown and the Amazon Rain-forest.

The Underrated Beauty of Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal has been overlooked in the past due to the popularity of its neighbor, Spain.

Neuschwanstein in the Winter

Neuschwanstein Castle is situated in the south of Bavaria, Germany on a hill above Hohenschwangau village.

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up Time is a relative concept in Nicaragua. In a matter of a few hours, you can peer into the primeval mouth of an active volcano, still bubbling after its […]

Here’s What’s Brewing in Nicaragua

It’s no secret that coffee is one of Nicaragua’s largest exports. The rich volcanic soil is among the world’s most fertile and, kissed by a warm climate, nurtures vast expanses of plantations. The coffee beans are actually seeds of the berries that grow on the coffea plant. The seeds are extracted the berries, dried, and roasted before they are shipped to your friendly local barista.

Ometepe Island: “Steeped in Slumber”

“They look so isolated from the world and its turmoil— so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose.” –Mark Twain, on seeing the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas on Ometepe Island […]

The Canals of Amsterdam

The Amstel River flows through the canals of Amsterdam and creates beautiful views like the one seen here.

Dreaming in Italian

It’s been said that Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. Indeed, the glorious panoramas, exquisite cuisine and wine, elegant architectural treasures, magnificent art, and smiling Italian people unfold […]