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 […]
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NBC News sent a crew from the United States and from London to cover 36 hours of our visits to Heidelberg and Essweiler, Germany this June 23 and 24. It was a thrill to have the team from NBC capture the excitement and wonder of this long-awaited 50th anniversary trip for Dominick and Lorraine Petrulli […]