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September 25, 2015

Today's writing comes after getting back to our hotel from a group visit to the concentration camp at Mauthausen.  The father of a gentleman in my group had served in the 71st Infantry Division, and many of our stops on this 16-day tour have been based on the theme of...

September 13, 2015

 

I've never burned the candle this hard...

 

This latest tour is the biggest step yet for my company - a referral with zero personal connections. I wanted this to be an epic tour, and a large part of my determination to make it a huge success is because of how humbled I...

August 29, 2015

Did you ever ask why Europeans follow American news so much?  

 

In American political discussions and news banter, when European nations endorse a candidate, there's always a giant backlash from the Far Right.

 

But here's your answer:

 

Because our actions in rec...

August 29, 2015

After a week in France, we headed over to England on July 4th (the date didn't escape me).  My client had a truly poignant request and reason to visit England.  His uncle was a bombardier on a B-17 in WWII...  and he died in England, when three planes, all massing in t...

August 24, 2015

 And so it began...  a second, three week tour for two clients who have become dearest of friends.  It was prompted by the fact that a friend of my client would be in Normandy with his wife and two sons.  I was asked to put together a tour, and then take them along wit...

January 16, 2015

I feel a post is due, in light of recent events in Paris - and a raid in Belgium this evening that caught two more radicals...

Europe is no stranger to terrorism. As an American kid going to school here, we had bomb threats at our school - though to this day I don't k...

January 16, 2015

 

From Germany to the Netherlands, here is a quick tip on reading/pronouncing Dutch...  It is the COMPLETE opposite of the standard American approach.  Or is it?

 

It is absolutely fascinating to spend so much time in Germany, getting beaten up repeatedly by fr...

January 9, 2015

BACK TO THE FUTURE

 

 

It has been quite a journey thus far…  and it’s a good time to write and reflect upon the year ahead, the year past, and the company as a whole.

 

 

I’m on a train bound for the Netherlands, to stay with a great friend of mine…  the very friend wh...

November 3, 2014

Two days until lift off...  and what a trip this hopes to be:

 

I have my Christmas tour winding through Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Passau, Neuschwanstein Castle, and Munich.  We'll be doing some of my favorite classical and Christmas music concerts, as...

October 16, 2014

As a person in the travel business, I was faced with two choices:  downplay the news on ebola or deal with it head-on.  In my zeal to deal with it directly, I think I overlooked something obvious:  human stupidity.

 

From all I have seen and heard about the Dal...

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