In the wake of the coronovirus and the many upsets to the travel industry, all tours booked for 2021 and beyond will require that clients purchase the “Preferred” policy from Travel Guard (or a similar offer from a competitor) with – and this is the important part – “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. This protects […]
This story ran two years ago and featured the Petrulli family experiencing their roots in Germany and Italy. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/travelers-turn-to-their-family-compass-for-a-journey-of-discovery-1306522179595
With the recent decision by the European Union to ban travelers from the United States from entering (As of July 1, 2020) my calendar has been cleared for July and August, with those tours not able to move forward due to this restriction. My calendar is now open for tours with clients who are coming […]
Effective April 26, all travelers into Italy will have to show proof of where they plan to spend a mandatory 14-day period of self-isolation quarantine. This effectively ends tourism from foreign sources for the rest of the year. I am closely monitoring this situation, which has understandably created an earthquake of outcry in a country […]
I started European Focus three decades ago as a custom-designed, private tour service. When I proposed the concept to the owner of a travel agency (who happened to be a family member) he scoffed and said “no one will pay that much to travel.” Now, 321 tours later, travel in general is in a “pause” […]
European Focus was at the forefront of sustainable, sensible and sensitive travel before it got to be a trendy thing. From the very beginning, three decades ago, owner and founder James Derheim knew that there just had to be an alternative to the mass-production, mass-group tours which were concentrated on “more, more, more” rather than […]
I post daily on Facebook. I post less here on this blog. Why? Because Facebook is instant. The blog takes a few extra steps. To follow along on the adventure and to be inspired, please search for “European Focus Private Tours” on Facebook – and be a part of the adventure from wherever you are.