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Trans Siberian by Boccaccio1

We may be partial but oM firmly believes one of the best ways to explore the beauty of our planet is by train. Train journeys  offer a chance to see some of the most spectacular, historic and rustic scenery the world has to offer. Here are oM’s top five train journeys of 2018 that offer […]

Windstar Cruises are known for their intimate yacht-style voyages to small ports and hidden harbors. Its sailing yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests to some 50 nations, calling at 100 ports throughout Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Central America. Guest satisfaction and minimizing the impact on the environment are top priorities. Scenic […]

Paris, France’s largest city and crown jewel, is gifted with countless cool neighborhoods and cultural treasures to explore. But why limit your visit to the capital when the surrounding countryside has so much to offer? Discover a chateau, an artistic walking path, or a world-renowned flea market using Paris’s affordable, user-friendly public transportation system. Paris […]


Majestic landscapes, rugged coastlines and castles as far as the eye can see are just a few of Wales’ many calling cards. Add youthful cities and spirited people whose distinct cultures and traditions have thrived despite a long and complex history of invasions, and you’ve got manna for travelers seeking a real deal vacation. North […]


Mention you’re headed on a vacation to Normandy and images of the historic D-Day invasion of the lower Normandy region come to mind, but think again. Upper Normandy, with its pristine beaches, breath-taking cliffs and verdant hills, offers the eco-conscious traveler French culture, delicious local food, and a bounty of outdoor adventures. Etretat: Your Perfect […]

Copenhagen without a car

“This is not normal,” my friend Katharina said with a flick of her bike bell. “Stopping!” We were in Copenhagen, halfway across the Dronning Louises Bridge, where 35,000 people pedal to and fro every day. Off to the side, we stood straddling our stadsfiets, hearts pounding, as hundreds of helmet-less cyclists in protected lanes whirred […]

notre dame

While Paris has pedestrian-packed streets and a well-developed Metro system, most Parisians will tell you that they are slow to warm to the idea of environmental conservation. But traveling to this beautiful city doesn’t have to incur a negative impact on our planet. As I discovered, ecologically-minded New York travelers no longer have to compromise […]


From Brussels to Ghent to Antwerp, Belgium packs an array of experiences for the inquisitive traveler, with each city proudly displaying its unique identity while embracing innovation in gastronomy, design and architecture. From robust public transportation systems and affordable bike rentals to century-old culinary traditions that honor local artisans, Belgium pays tribute to its past […]