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10 Tips for Your First Time Driving Abroad

One of the great pleasures of traveling abroad is driving the magnificent highways and scenic roads, be it the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße in Austria, Route One in Iceland, the Stelvio Pass in Italy, the Trollstigen in Norway, or the Karakoram Highway connecting China and Pakistan. A drive is a brilliant way to get to know a country and its innate beauty at your own pace.
Whether you rent a car, do euro …

Shell to Roll Out EV Charging Network Across Europe

Shell to Roll Out EV Charging Network Across Europe

Royal Dutch Shell said Monday it is working with leading automakers to deploy ultra-fast chargers on European highways.
The move will propel Shell ahead of its rivals and provide a solid backbone of charging stations across the continent. Shell said it is working with Ionity, a joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen.
The program is kicking off with 20 charging stations in Austria, Germany, and Norway with 50 planned by …

The 2017 Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom

MUNICH—You haven’t truly experienced Christmas unless you’ve been to a Christmas market in Europe. They can be found in every major city and town in many European countries and the best are found in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
At every market you’ll find stalls stocked with fine handmade traditional holiday crafts and stocking stuffers along with food and drink including beautifully decorated Lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like baked Christmas treat.
Indeed, …

The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.
They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply …

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced the launch of new service between Vienna and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the service five times a week initially, and will increase to six flights a week beginning June 13.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10:03 a.m. and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:20 p.m. Flights from Los Angeles to Vienna are scheduled to depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive at 12:05 …

The Official Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom

MUNICH—From mid-November until Christmas Eve, Christmas markets can be found in every major city and town in many European countries including Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Today’s markets have their origins in Vienna’s December Market, which dates back to 1294, and which was followed by Christmas markets in Munich in 1310, Bautzen in 1384, and Frankfurt in 1393.
The smells of a Christkindlmarkt are addictive: Glühwein (spiced wine), scented candles, …

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, and Eurowings announced plans to offer new service to a variety of destinations this fall and winter.
Lufthansa will offer new flights from Frankfurt to Funchal, Portugal on October 29, as well as to Cape Town, South Africa on December 2. On October 30, the carrier will begin service from Munich to Marrakesh, Morocco.
Austrian Airlines plans to launch new service to Havana, Cuba from Vienna …