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, […]

Vltava River and old city centre, Prague, Czech Republic

Four Perfect Days in Prague on a Czech Republic Vacation

Few cities in Europe can touch Prague for architectural beauty, artistic originality, moving history, and of course, delicious beer! The fact that the city remains arguably Europe’s best urban bargain sweetens things of course, even if a visit here means contending with year-round crowds, particularly in the beautiful old town. But even weaving your way […]