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A Day at the Races

We’ve just returned from the Henley Royal Regatta.  Wow, what a spectacle! Henley is arguably the most important rowing event of the year anywhere in the world – it is certainly the most glamorous.  The HRR has been held every year since 1839 with the finals the first...

Why Croatia Has Become the New Travel Destination

Croatia is the new "it" spot. You've likely seen photos from your friends or on travel sites you love, showcasing the beautiful country and delicious food of the region. Does it seem like suddenly Croatia is on the travel scene? That's because people finally...

The Differences between Traveling First and Business Class

When you are considering and planning a custom trip, it's important to think about every tiny detail. That's what makes the trip special and unlike any other! And one of those tiny details is a big one: the flight. When flying to European destinations, you will have...

Five Place in Europe Made Famous by Popular Culture

A good movie or TV show can sweep you off your feet, transport you to a land of imagination, and inspire you to expand your traveling horizons. It's natural to want to visit the real-life filming locations or settings of your favorite entertainment. In fact, this...

Appreciating the Diverse Cultures of Spain

While Spain is a single nation, it's actually composed of many cultures. Visitors can experience a fascinating variety of languages, foods, celebrations, and traditions by traveling from one region to another. Here are a few of the major cultures of Spain and where...

How to Pack for a Leisurely Vacation in France

Taking a trip to France is something that many people dream of. Maybe it's meeting your sweetheart for a week in Paris, or students discovering Europe together. Countless artists have visited, hoping to gain a spark of the inspiration that has led thousands of...

Unique Museums of Spain and France

Avid travelers who enjoy visiting Spain and France have made it a priority to experience the Louvre in Paris and El Prado in Madrid. Both of these iconic museums are must-sees and are more than worthy of several visits. But, often some of the smaller and less...

Castles of Eastern Europe

Looking for places that are unusual, mysterious, beautiful, historic?  Like to visit places off the beaten path? These castles in Eastern Europe are breathtaking, and something your custom European adventure could include if you're looking to travel to Eastern Europe....

Six Reasons to Travel to Europe in the Winter

When most Americans travel to Europe, they do so in the late spring or summer, doubtlessly a gorgeous time to see the continent. While there's nothing wrong with taking a holiday during peak months, there are distinct advantages to going in the winter. In case you've...

Hidden Gems of Croatia

Croatia boasts amazing weather and absolutely beautiful year-round scenery. With vineyards, historic towns, and breathtaking views, this Mediterranean country is becoming a more popular tourist destination, but much of it remains under the radar as travelers seeking...

Europe for Bibliophiles, Part Four: Libraries

This post is the fourth in a four-part series on why bibliophiles find France and England compelling destinations that feed their love of books and literature. Visiting libraries might not be the first thing that springs to mind when planning your literary focused...