In this time of lockdown and travel restrictions, it’s been fun and interesting to explore what is just around the corner, less than half an hour away from my home base of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. There are so many historic, pretty hamlets and towns. On January 1, we visited Burgbernheim, Middle Franconia, Bavaria. The […]
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Available for booking by Australian, South African, Philippine and other clients
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 […]
After Covid-19 When Travel Comes Back it Will Be Private, Luxury Travel First
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” […]
The Open Window Policy of the Dutch Explained
Those we bring to Amsterdam and other large Dutch cities are always amazed that the Dutch don’t cover their windows with blinds or curtain, as is the case in Germany, for example. The Dutch have long had a philosophy of “Let the light shine in, and my lights inside shine out.” We love it. Now […]
Into the Scottish Highlands with the Guthrie Sisters
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.
Highlights of Our Trip with Four Australians
We are always happy to greet guests from Australia. After all, coming to Europe for them is a major investment in time. I’m not certain we would be very happy flying for 24 hours to reach my destination. But once here, we totally spoil our guests from “Down Under.” We find that our Aussie guests […]
Where Do You Want to Go in 2016?
January 28, 2016 It’s that time of the year when more than 65% of the tours that we do all year are booked. February and March see the heaviest activity on our web site, as people plan for their next adventure. Where do you want to go in 2016? And what do you want to […]
What’s a Small Group for Us? Two!
January 23, 2016 We are the only legitimate company in the English-speaking world which creates, plans and leads private, custom-designed small group tours. Well, wait a second. We could say that with all honesty until about five years ago when we started to notice copycats following what those in the industry told us we were […]