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 […]
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 […]
Art sure has seen much of Europe with guide James Derheim of European Focus. Since 2006, Art and his late wife, Carol, enjoyed adventures in Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Croatia. In the fall of 2017 European Focus welcomed Art’s girlfriend Cindy for his 10th trip, this time in central and northern Italy. […]
Jenean had the pleasure of helping three close-knit sisters, all descended from the Guthrie Clan, appreciate and better understand their heritage during an eight-day trip around Scotland. They took an excursion from Edinburgh one day up into the Scottish Highlands. These are images from that trip.
The Wallace Monument, just outside Stirling, Scotland, was erected 500 years after the death of William Wallace (aka Braveheart). His memory looms large in the history of Scotland. He was cruelly and torturously killed at the Tower of London in 1305 at the age of 35, accused of treason by Edward I, King of England. […]