The Ancient Castle of Runkel, Germany

August 9, 2015 While on an ancestral discovery trip to nearby Oberursel, our guest Steffani from near Atlanta, Georgia had the opportunity to conquer her fear of heights AND explore an ancient medieval castle all at the same time. It was a bright and gorgeous July day when guide James Derheim offered a day trip […]

Ancestral Visit to Oberursel, Germany

August 9, 2015 Steffani D. is back home now in Georgia after her week in Germany. This was a trip that was spurred by a death in the family, an event that made Steffani realize that she had to get to Germany to trace her mother’s roots before it was too late. The trip was […]

The Sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, Austria

June 23, 2015 With almost a divine intervention, the beautiful sacristy of the Augustinian Monastery was spared the destruction of Soviet bombing late in the Second World War. The ceiling frescoes were painted by artist J.C. Hackhofer during 1716. He and the other artists in his workshop did the Last Judgment and also the Last […]

The Library of the Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, Austria

June 23, 2015 We have been spending the last two weeks with three clients from Texas who have more than just a casual interest in history, philosophy, art and literature. So it was a natural to make a stop at the Vorau Augustinian Monastery at Vorau, about an hour and a half south of Vienna. […]

Off Limits Cities for July and August

June 4, 2015 This came up recently while discussing a potential future trip with a family from Canada. European Focus no longer takes guests to the following “Red Zone” cities and areas from mid-July through end of August: London Amsterdam Berlin Paris The South of France Italy (all of Italy) Portugal Spain Why? Because of […]

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Medication On The Go Problem Solved

April 9, 2015 This is an idea whose times has come. A new company called Pillpack will send your meds right to your door, each one packaged and labeled with the type of medication inside the sealed pouch, which is meant to be taken daily. What a super idea for travelers concerned that they have […]

Giving Travelers Exactly What They Want

March 31, 2015 When Susan K. contacted us on March 24, she told us that she wanted to take her 29 year-old son on the trip of a lifetime. His goals were to see as much of the Alps in central Europe as possible. Top on his list were the Dolomites, the area around Berchtesgaden, […]