Jet Lag Tips That Make Sense

September 16 By Amy Capeta Today Fatigue, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, change in mood, digestive issues … all symptoms of jet lag, all no fun. While it’s impossible to prevent jet lag, there are ways to minimize its effects. “The fundamental definition of jet lag is that there’s a misalignment between the internal clock […]

But it never gets hot in Germany! (Or England, or Belgium, or Holland, or…)

June 11 Temperatures recently in Berlin have been approaching 100 degrees and that has the Berliners melting just like, well, jelly donuts in a hot Arizona sun. Germans are simply not equipped for the heat. They get all red in the face, start huffing and puffing and ultimately, they just collapse into a chair in […]

We Love The Back Roads of Europe

October 9 Big Tour Buses don’t take them. Tourists on their own with just a map or GPS system don’t know where they are. But with a combined 40 years of European travel experience, the guides of European Focus Private Tours know where they are. We’re talking about those little back roads of Europe, where […]

Welcome New Arrivals

October 4 Jim and Denise started planning their 30th-anniversary celebration trip to Europe back in February. Jim found us by doing a search on Google and now, eight months later, they are in Germany enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Germany on Day 1 of their 19-day trip through the southern half of […]

European Focus at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show January 26 & 27, 2013

European Focus Private Tours owners James and Jenean Derheim will be exhibiting at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on January 26 and 27. This will be the first time the Derheims have attended such an event. It’s part of a new marketing plan to reach new […]

An Ancestral Discovery Worth the Climb

(From October 2) We spent three memorable days and nights in the beautiful valley around Prato allo Stelvio, in Sud Tyrol, technically in Italy but the locals all believe they are Tyroleans first, Italians a distant second. We were told by the mayor of the town, perhaps a distant relative of our guest, to go […]

Travel Opportunities for March and April

European Focus Tours founder and co-owner James Derheim hates to twiddle his thumbs between tours. That’s why he’s offering amazing rates for the periods of March 19 to 29 and April 11 to 18. This is a great opportunity for a short tour in the heart of Europe. Jim recommends Italy (lovely at this time […]

Plan now for your trip of a lifetime

Premium slots are going fast – with May, June and the second half of September, 2010 already taken by other adventurers. If you’re still on the sidelines in late January, you might be “out of luck” to travel in style with European Focus in 2010. We’re seeing a great deal of pent-up demand following the […]