Daily Dose of Europe: Botticelli's Birth of Venus

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: BOTTICELLI'S BIRTH OF VENUS

On my next trip to Florence's Uffizi Gallery, I can't wait to lay my eyes on that famous “Venus on the Half-Shell” painting...one of...

Daily Dose of Europe: Guide Reports, Week 10 - Looking Ahead

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: GUIDE REPORTS, WEEK 10 - LOOKING AHEAD

In this week's roundup of news from our European guides, we learn that Europe's gradual reopening is brightening spirits. While it's...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: PARIS' NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL

The crisis of this year has overshadowed one from last year: the shocking fire at France's top church, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Like the...

Daily Dose of Europe: Venice's Bronze Horses

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: VENICE'S BRONZE HORSES

I can't wait to go back to Venice when this is all over. And when I do, I'll look up at the balcony of St. Mark's Basilica, where four...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe Will Now Include Art Masterpieces

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE WILL NOW INCLUDE ART MASTERPIECES

The COVID-19 crisis can derail our travel plans...but it can't stop our travel dreams. Since the pandemic began in mid-March, I've...

Daily Dose of Europe: Padua - Students, Saints, and Scarpette

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: PADUA - STUDENTS, SAINTS, AND SCARPETTE

The Italian university town of Padua has a special place in my heart, because I happened to be there just a few days after 9/11. During...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Berlin's Reichstag - Teary-Eyed Germans and a Big Glass Dome

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: BERLIN'S REICHSTAG - TEARY-EYED GERMANS AND A BIG GLASS DOME

Years ago, when I got my history degree, I said to myself, “I'd better get a business degree, too, so I have something useful.” But...

Daily Dose of Europe: Guide Reports, Week 9 - Staying Positive

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: GUIDE REPORTS, WEEK 9 - STAYING POSITIVE

For today's Daily Dose of Europe, we're doing our weekly check-in with our guides all over Europe. This week, Europe continued its...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Westminster Abbey - The National Soul of England

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: WESTMINSTER ABBEY - THE NATIONAL SOUL OF ENGLAND

It's beautiful to think of how much history Westminster Abbey has seen - both good times and bad. And through it all, Britain's top...

Daily Dose of Europe: Champs-Elysées: The Parisian Promenade

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: CHAMPS-ELYSÉES: THE PARISIAN PROMENADE

I have a ritual when in Paris. I ask my cabbie to take me around the Arc de Triomphe two times, then drop me off to stroll down the...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Battleground Bacharach

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: BATTLEGROUND BACHARACH

I'm thinking back on my favorite European memories, and my favorite Europeans...including Herr Jung, the German schoolteacher who passed...

Daily Dose of Europe: To My First Travel Partner.Happy Mother's Day

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: TO MY FIRST TRAVEL PARTNER.HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Even though my Mom, June Steves, passed away in 2011, she remains a huge presence. When I think of how my Mom catapulted me into the...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Guide Reports, Week 8 - Italy Emerges from Lockdown

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: GUIDE REPORTS, WEEK 8 - ITALY EMERGES FROM LOCKDOWN

For today's Daily Dose of Europe, we're getting the scoop straight from our European friends. Like most of the US, much of Europe is...

Daily Dose of Europe: Going Dutch.in Holland's Polder Country

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: GOING DUTCH.IN HOLLAND'S POLDER COUNTRY

On a recent visit to the Netherlands, my longtime Dutch friends Hans and Marjet drove me through polder country. In these vast fields...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Alsace and Colmar - France and Germany Mix It Up 

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: ALSACE AND COLMAR - FRANCE AND GERMANY MIX IT UP 

Can't decide between France and Germany for your next trip? Why not do both at once...in Alsace. Even if we've had to postpone trips...

Daily Dose of Europe: The Italian Love of Eating 

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: THE ITALIAN LOVE OF EATING 

I'm using my quarantine time learning how to cook. One thing is clear: I'm nowhere near as good as the Italians. But I can dream of...

 
 
 
Coronavirus Reports from Our Guides in Europe - Week 7

CORONAVIRUS REPORTS FROM OUR GUIDES IN EUROPE - WEEK 7

On many days, the first thing I read - while I'm still in bed - are emails from our tour guides all across Europe, many in countries...

Daily Dose of Europe: Greece's Underrated Peloponnese Peninsula 

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: GREECE'S UNDERRATED PELOPONNESE PENINSULA 

The Greek Islands are famous and beautiful. But the next time I can make it back to Greece, I'm heading to its heartland, for less...

 
 
 
Daily Dose of Europe: Rothenburg's Night Watchman 

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: ROTHENBURG'S NIGHT WATCHMAN 

As we starve this virus by staying home, I keep imagining Europe in the Middle Ages as it suffered through repeated plagues. In a town...

Daily Dose of Europe: Mysterious Britain 

DAILY DOSE OF EUROPE: MYSTERIOUS BRITAIN 

On my next trip to Britain, I'll linger a bit longer at its many mysterious sights. Even if we've had to postpone trips to Europe,...

 
 
 



Trump restricts travel from Brazil as coronavirus cases spike

Trump restricts travel from Brazil as coronavirus cases spike

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The US will temporarily restrict travel from Brazil in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh... Read more ...

NASA calculated how risky SpaceX's first launch of humans could be, and the...

NASA calculated how risky SpaceX's first launch of humans could be, and the astronauts flying the space mission say they're 'very comfortable' with those odds

SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX is preparing to fly its first humans to orbit aboard a new Crew Dragon spaceship. The Demo-2 mission, as it's called, is a high-stakes test flight of... Read more ...

China reports three new coronavirus cases after first day with none

China reports three new coronavirus cases after first day with none

China recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 23, following the first day with no new cases since the outbreak began, the National Health Commission... Read more ...

Biden slams Trump in new campaign ad for playing golf over Memorial Day...

Biden slams Trump in new campaign ad for playing golf over Memorial Day weekend as 'nearly 100,000 Americans have died'

Alex Wong/Staff/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump in a new campaign ad aired Saturday for playing golf over the Memorial Day... Read more ...

PRESENTING: The tools and strategies one freelance graphic designer making...

PRESENTING: The tools and strategies one freelance graphic designer making $200,000 a year uses to capitalize on her downtime to learn new skills and increase revenue

Morgan Overholt The coronavirus pandemic has given us a lot of downtime. Why not use it to better your business, or maybe launch one? Morgan Overholt is a graphic-design... Read more ...

A Silicon Valley exodus, law firm drama, and the most consequential startup...

A Silicon Valley exodus, law firm drama, and the most consequential startup of all time

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images Hello! The remote work movement is accelerating. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the... Read more ...

REOPENING: Businesses explain their plans and how they're preparing now

REOPENING: Businesses explain their plans and how they're preparing now

Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Several states are beginning the first phases of reopening and gyms, fitness studios, bowling alleys, and salons are among some of the businesses... Read more ...

Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say there is now only a...

Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say there is now only a 50% chance of success because the number of UK cases is falling too quickly

YouTube/University of Oxford Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say the chances of success are now 50%. They say that's because the number of people with the... Read more ...

Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a...

Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a new study finds

Associated Press Twenty-four US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, according to a new study from Imperial College London. The researchers modeled the basic... Read more ...

In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of...

In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of patients died. Their symptoms came in 'clusters.'

Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters In the largest-ever study of hospitalized coronavirus patients outside China, 26% of patients died and less than half had left the hospital alive by... Read more ...