October 15 Our recently updated Travel Tips and Lessons Learned helps our clients get comfortable with their trip long before they board the airplane. Check it out here.
October 15 A build-up of repeat clients plus word of mouth means that our calendar fills earlier and earlier every year. With a quarter century of service behind us, we are looking forward to Year 26 with trips already booked for May and June, 2015. In fact, those two months are booked except for an […]
September 16 By Amy Capeta Today Fatigue, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, change in mood, digestive issues … all symptoms of jet lag, all no fun. While it’s impossible to prevent jet lag, there are ways to minimize its effects. “The fundamental definition of jet lag is that there’s a misalignment between the internal clock […]
June 11 Temperatures recently in Berlin have been approaching 100 degrees and that has the Berliners melting just like, well, jelly donuts in a hot Arizona sun. Germans are simply not equipped for the heat. They get all red in the face, start huffing and puffing and ultimately, they just collapse into a chair in […]
October 9 Big Tour Buses don’t take them. Tourists on their own with just a map or GPS system don’t know where they are. But with a combined 40 years of European travel experience, the guides of European Focus Private Tours know where they are. We’re talking about those little back roads of Europe, where […]
October 4 Jim and Denise started planning their 30th-anniversary celebration trip to Europe back in February. Jim found us by doing a search on Google and now, eight months later, they are in Germany enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Germany on Day 1 of their 19-day trip through the southern half of […]
European Focus Private Tours owners James and Jenean Derheim will be exhibiting at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on January 26 and 27. This will be the first time the Derheims have attended such an event. It’s part of a new marketing plan to reach new […]
(From October 2) We spent three memorable days and nights in the beautiful valley around Prato allo Stelvio, in Sud Tyrol, technically in Italy but the locals all believe they are Tyroleans first, Italians a distant second. We were told by the mayor of the town, perhaps a distant relative of our guest, to go […]