european travel

Customized Tour Benefits

November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Customized Tour Benefits

We just finished our first tour that we customized for another business owner for their clients. We partnered with the owner and chef of Aroma Thyme Bistro restaurant in Ellenville, NY and had an amazing experience. We received information about the vineyards and areas that the chef had contacts in and we geared the entire…

River Cruising Top Benefits

April 12, 2016 | Comments Off on River Cruising Top Benefits

Having just returned from my fifth river cruise, I wanted to share why I love this style of travel so much. I continue to have such positive experiences on various cruise lines and different European rivers. There are distinctions, of course, and I’ve written about those in previous blogs, but what doesn’t differ are my…

Global Entry Defined

November 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Global Entry Defined

International travel can be so exciting! It can also be intimidating, exhausting and full of stress. One of the most time consuming and stressful parts of flying internationally can be going through Customs & Immigration. Wouldn’t you love to be able to bypass the lines and the security scans where you almost have to undress…

France – Food & Beverage

June 16, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Food & Beverage

It’s not a surprise that every country has its distinctive cuisine and specialty drinks, but France goes beyond that. Most top chefs have trained at some point in France. The wine industry looks to France for its standards. And the French are very proud of their reputation for being food and wine aficionados. But what…

France – Cities & Sites

June 2, 2015 | Comments Off on France – Cities & Sites

I think France and New York State have a lot in common. What do I mean? When people hear that I live in New York, they immediately think that I live in New York City. When people think of France, they immediately envision the Eiffel Tower and Paris. But New York is MORE than just…

Germany – Travel Culture

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Travel Culture

Germany is similar to any other foreign country with its own set of standards and rules of etiquette. Learning some of these, along with some useful German phrases and a good dose of adventure will help to make your visit more enjoyable. The following are some ideas to help you in your travels. Punctuality is…

Germany – Food & Beverages

May 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Food & Beverages

Traveling to Germany brings with it the anticipation of enjoying traditional foods from different parts of the country. Traditional recipes have a way of transforming into familiar meals when brought back home though. Did you know that some of OUR favorite fast food items originated in Germany? Our hamburger started as Hamburg’s meat rissoles, a mixture…

Germany – Culture & Events

May 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Germany – Culture & Events

Germany – Culture & Events   German culture is that beautiful and unique mix of precise efficiency and downright fun! This is evident in the layout of each city, the timeliness of the German train system and the celebration of each festival, complete with costume, song and usually beer! Traveling through Germany will allow you…

Northern Ireland – Cities & Sites

April 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Northern Ireland – Cities & Sites

CITIES & SITES OF NORTHERN IRELAND   When you think of Northern Ireland, Belfast is certainly at the top of the list. The capital and largest city of the country, it’s not surprising that it’s the first to come to mind, but Northern Ireland goes beyond Belfast! The city of Belfast was voted one of…

Scotland – Culture & Events

March 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Scotland – Culture & Events

Whenever I travel, I always have some vision of the country I’m visiting. It’s created from movies filmed there or photos I’ve seen, from stories I’ve heard and music born there. Scotland is no different and I can see a Tartan plaid, hear the bagpipe music and smell the fresh Highland air. Every country has…

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