Vitosha Boulevard with Sveta Nedelya Cathedral and Vitosha Mountain in background, Sofia, Bulgaria

Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade – 3 Emerging Cities to Visit on European Tours

If considering an Eastern Europe vacation, Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade are 3 cities which will provide you with rewarding and enjoyable visits. In the days of the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe was, to a degree, an undeveloped region for tourism. I did visit Romania, Bulgaria, and the old Yugoslavia just before Soviet control was lifted. […]

Marble hidden bay in old city centre of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The World of Ice and Fire: 10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Europe

Winter is over. As the worldwide television sensation Game of Thrones comes to an end, its popularity has never been higher. And in addition to the dragons, ice zombies, and castle sieges that the show brought us, it also delivered exquisite views of some of Europe’s loveliest locations. To commemorate the show’s finale, we’re showcasing […]

Montagne de Reims Champagne region in France

Getting the Most Out of Champagne on Your France Vacation

Any self-respecting “bubbly” drinker knows it’s not “Champagne” unless it comes from the Champagne region of north-eastern France. The area makes an easy enough addition to your Western Europe trip, but it requires some preparation, and in most cases, advance reservations. Many Champagne houses have a long and proud heritage with reputations stretching around the globe. […]