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Been There, Do This: The Wallace Collection in London

Been There, Do This: The Wallace Collection in London

On a recent whirlwind trip through London, a brief stop at The Wallace Collection had me momentarily awestruck. Secretly a fan of ornate, dainty treasures (I will squeal over cute teacups any day of the week), I felt as if I had stepped inside the world’s fanciest life-size dollhouse.

Been There, Do This: Furi, Switzerland

Been There, Do This: Furi, Switzerland

Before embarking on the cable-car trek up to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where I would think I was dying of hypothermia as I stood outside in 14-degree temperatures while wearing too-thin layers, I hiked through the quaint hamlet of Furi, just below Zermatt, Switzerland.

Been There, Do This: Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo in Rome

Been There, Do This: Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo in Rome

There is nothing worse than buying groceries on an empty stomach, especially when it is lunch hour in Rome. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the vendors at Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo gather a few blocks from Circus Maximus, selling everything from fresh produce and poultry to hot lunches on the private outdoor patio.

Been There, Do This: Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte in France

Been There, Do This: Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte in France

Why fight through the mobs of tourists at Versailles when you can experience Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, a just-as-wonderful but less crowded French architectural palace, only 50 minutes outside the city? When I visited Vaux le Vicomte last summer, I was enchanted by the symmetrical building and its landscaped labyrinth-like gardens. Today, it still stands out as a highlight of my trip.

Been There, Do This: Sketch in London

Been There, Do This: Sketch in London

With just one foot in the door at Sketch, wide-eyed visitors abandon the humdrum of ordinary life. A complex of sorts, the London establishment encompasses five restaurants and bars: the Gallery, the Lecture Room & Library, the Parlour, the Glade and the East Bar. From the Lecture Room’s more relaxed vibe with eccentric art and fixtures to the sleek modernism of the East Bar, each room twinkles with a distinct and whimsical personality.

Been There, Do This: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Been There, Do This: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

If Lauterbrunnen looks like something from “Lord of the Rings,” that's because the Swiss town — with its steep waterfall, cliff-lined valley and views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains — served as inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth sagas.