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February 2, 2017

Since the days of my youth, growing up in Belgium, I have been fascinated with war...

We had a German bunker in our neighborhood that we played “guns” in. We lived two miles from the Waterloo battlefield, with a giant mound and an iconic statue of a lion that is synonym...

September 8, 2016

Writing this note from a little mattress with a Cinderella fitted sheet, on the floor of the daughter's bedroom of a dear friend of mine...

It is great to be back in Europe.

Gone, methinks, are the dreaded shudders I get every time I bounce between continents.  Indeed,...

July 16, 2016

Between growing up in abroad and having been living in, traveling, and running tours in Europe for the past 7 years, I thought I would do every tour guide (and traveler) the giant favor of reminding travelers how it works...  This is especially geared to the American a...

March 24, 2016

I got a text message this morning from a friend of mine on the heels of the Brussels attack.

No Europe for me...  This crap is going to kill your business.

I chuckled...  not because of the hideous cowardice of the latest bombing, but because of the predictability of...

March 4, 2016


A Letter to the Members of Save our Circle - and Americans at Large:


My father was a giant Robert E. Lee fan. He nearly named my brother Robert Lee Campbell, in fact.


He worked in the oil business, which took us overseas from New Orleans to Dubai and Belgium. I grew u...

January 25, 2016

When you stay in a foreign place, no matter how amazing, unique, and charming it is, you can become adjusted and lose a bit of that spark.


For me, it always comes back when I get ready to leave... and my departure from Bavaria is five short days away.

Having had a ver...

January 2, 2016

Laying in bed, in a trippy little design hotel located right on the banks of the Danube River, waiting for my cell phone to charge up a bit, before heading out for photographs.


A flurry of thoughts are going through my mind as I prepare to walk around this new city...



December 10, 2015

For the third year in a row, we're running a tour to our favorite location in the world for the Christmas season...  Since a lot of our followers love to know where we're going - and prospective clients want to see how we execute a trip, here's a simple little tour sum...

December 10, 2015

 Your fearless tour expert here with some sage advice for the upcoming holidays and winter travel season:


If you're planning on doing a lot of heavy walking in areas that are prone to snow and ice, here's one excellent, time-tested solution for you:


Buy golf shoes - th...

November 16, 2015



Never have I seen such a fascination with and fear of Europe as I have noticed in the past few years.  With the Charlie Hebdo attack and this past weekend's hideous display of terrorism in Paris, it is at an all-time high.


This is troubling and yet it is truly the mo...

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