Melk, Austria

We left Budapest on a clear, warm morning. Getting out of the city on a Sunday early morning was a snap. We took the expressway into Austria and since it was nearing lunchtime, I suggested a stop in the little town of Melk. This was met with enthusiastic approval. The group I was escorting had […]


I’ve driven past Budapest once in the 1990s but never had the opportunity to explore the city before this year when I had the chance to pick up clients there following their river cruise. What an amazing city. European Focus Private Tours is going to add Budapest (actually two cities, Buda and Pest) to our […]

From Rothenburg to Budapest and back

Last night I said good-bye to a very special group of people from Pinehurst, North Carolina. Six members of a 10 member strong group who had traveled in Germany with me and my driver and good friend Norbert Press continued their adventures with me in Budapest, Czeske Krumlov, Prague, the Bavarian Forest and the Rhein […]

A long stay in Europe begins

Greetings from Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I arrived in Germany on a beautiful, summerlike day April 27. It had not rained a drop in Germany in all of April but it didn’t look like it from the windows of the plane as we descended. The countryside was a riot of green, puncuated by yellow fields […]