Grund neighbourhood with scenic view of bridge across Alzette River, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

A Luxembourg Vacation Offers a Wealth of Reasons to Visit This Tiny Country

For a tiny country, a Luxembourg vacation offers quite a rich blend of culture to be found on your trip to Europe. Officially, Luxembourg is called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and is headed by the Grand Duke Henri. (Interestingly, it is the only remaining grand duchy.) It is sandwiched between Belgium to the west and […]

Ljubljanica river canal in the old town. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exceptional Scenery, Culture, and Charm Can Be Found on a Slovenia Vacation

Consider a Slovenia vacation on your next trip to Europe. Originally part of the old Yugoslavia, Slovenia has emerged as a first-class travel destination and has been compared to Austria, with which it not only shares a border but also has comparable attractive features. Ljubljana My first port-of-call in Slovenia was the capital, Ljubljana (pronounced […]

Young happy woman in yellow coat walking in Red Square in Moscow, Russia

Moscow and St. Petersburg: Two Splendid Cities to Explore on a Russia Vacation

Moscow and St. Petersburg have survived revolutions, world wars, and economic changes, but their appeal is enduring. On a Russia vacation, both cities are outstanding treasure troves to be opened and enjoyed. I first visited what was then the Soviet Union in the 1970s, and although many aspects of both cities were drab and colourless, […]

Colourful yellow arch of Guatemala Antigua city at sunrise with the active Agua volcano in the background, Guatemala

Guatemala Unmasked: The Centrepiece of Central America Tours

Harbouring lush jungles, a turbulent history, and the remnants of one of the world’s most advanced civilizations, a visit to Guatemala on Central America tours is one you can’t afford not to take during your lifetime. Antigua Guatemala This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is Guatemala’s most visited, conveniently located less than 45 minutes from Guatemala […]