2014 calendar update

Updated January 15, 2014 Thinking of a dream trip to Europe? So are these people. And, they have made their reservations already for travel in 2014. Don’t wait to fulfill your dreams of easy and relaxed travel in Europe. April 11 to 25: Tour for two, renewal of vows in Italy, first time clients Steve […]

You mean you actually will custom-design and lead a trip for just two people?

We get this question often at our retail store “European Focus Village” in the heart of Sarasota, Florida. The answer is, “Yes, all of the time!” In fact, more than half of the 10-15 trips we design and lead each season (March through October) are with repeat clients, couples, who have been completely spoiled by […]

Rovinj, Istria, Croatia Captures Your Heart (and stomach)

(September, 2012) A few days and nights in Rovinj, Istria will teach you to pack a belt with a few extra holes. We certainly gave the chef at our favorite hole in the wall restaurant a workout, eating there twice for dinner and again for lunch when we fled the less than charming inner town […]

Misty Morning in Istria, Croatia

We love Istria. The countryside, the people, the food! We hope to bring more guests to this historically significant and gorgeous part of Europe in the near future.

Tour Opportunities for October

March 5, 2012 European Focus founder and guide James Derheim is available during the beautiful month of October, a perfect time to explore most of central and southern Europe. October is prime season and is usually booked far in advance. The days are mild and the kids are all back in school with no major […]

Building Future Adventures – Rovinj, Croatia

This is a treasure trove of photographic opportunities for any adventurer who loves to tote around a camera to record impressions. Whether from across the bay where one can capture a skyline which is reproduced on dozens of postcards, paintings and drawings sold around the town or from within the narrow confines of the medieval […]

Postcard from Rovinj, Croatia

Along the seafront, a shot capturing the medieval essence of this amazing town.

Building the Perfect Trip at Villa Stefanija, Barban, Croatia

We’ve come in for a landing at the lovely, just opened Villa Stefanija overlooking the Istrian Coast outside the town of Barban, Croatia. Found through booking.com, we were delighted when we drove up to the house and saw the infinity pool blending into the wooded hillsides and the bay far below, which itself blends into […]