From Prague to Lisbon

We just left Betty and Bob at the Lisbon airport and are now preparing for our next guests, Art and Carol, whom we’ll meet in Barcelona. We have six days to get there. What are we going to do? Explore new places in Portugal and Spain to get ready for 2012’s adventurers. We’re also looking […]

Postcard from Portugal

A stone hut near a tiny stream, ageless, what was it used for? Who last lived here? What kind of work did they engage in? We love stopping to capture these images as we travel the little roads of Portugal.

Along the Backroads of Portugal

A major advantage of experiencing Europe with a private guide is the ability to take the back roads, those small byways that the big buses simply don’t have time – or room – for. European Focus has traveled these roads with our guests for more than 16 years and today was no exception as we […]

Santiago di Compostela, Spain

We made it! More than 4,300 kilometers after leaving Prague, we arrived in Santiago di Compostela, Spain on a clear and warm May evening. Unlike the thousands of pilgrims who have walked here, we immediately checked into our hotel and took a long siesta. Then, as the sun was setting, we walked the block and […]

A work of Gaudi in Astorga, Spain

This former Roman camp and base for the mining operations nearby is now home to some magnificent architecture including a building designed by one of Spain’s premier architects. Gaudí’s work has widespread international appeal, and there are innumerable studies devoted to his way of understanding architecture. Today he is admired by both professionals and the […]