The bard's birthday tour


In celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday, we take a look at some locales associated with his plays.

Seaside sonnets: Seeking inspiration in Dorset Full stops in the literary landscape

The city of delight

Istanbul Bazaar Strap Named the No. 1 destination for 2014, Istanbul's complexities are hard to resist.

Kiwis gather in Turkey

Gallipoli strap Australian and New Zealand voices are beginning to invade Backpacker Street in Istanbul.

Sun, yachts and stars

Cannes Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour.

Ride the rails

Germany train Don't let Europe's vast railroad system intimidate you. It's the best way to see the sights.

Paris zoo to open again

Paris Zoo Paris' zoo prepares to re-open after a multi-year, multimillion dollar makeover.

Two nights in France

Two nights in France, you've got to be joking, right? Where do you go for two nights in France?

Discretion guaranteed

A resort for the famous

Umbria's slow pleasures

umbria Between Rome and Tuscany, the often overlooked region of Umbria contains many delights.

Rome in three ways

Wandering the Eternal City provides sumptuous historical architecture and insights.

Expat tales: Little Italy

Walking up an appetite

Naked bulges

This Vatican tour is almost enough to make a Protestant boy blush.

Bahn voyage

Germany train Sit back to watch the scenery glide by and be thankful someone else is driving.

A trip through time

In the ancient city of Kassel, two men began collecting local folk tales.

Munchen ado about winter

Beautiful Nuremberg

The city that rose again

Kurt Vonnegut once wrote that this destroyed city looked like a moonscape.