Best Christmas Markets in Europe & Tips to Attend

You can almost hear those sleigh bells ringing in your ears as the Christmas season approaches your world. The sound of Santa Claus' “HO, HO, HO” can be heard on the radio, television, in social media, and even as you you shop on the city streets. So let me tell you, there is no better time to visit a European Christmas Market than like the

2019-11-29T15:33:00-07:00

Cycling the Danube River

Can you imagine the influence that a river has on the people living along its path? As I left a classical concert in the Parliament Building in Vienna, I was humming to myself The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss. It is so crazy to think of the influences that a river can have on those living around it! And the famous river he wrote

2019-08-10T09:34:22-07:00

The Avalon Difference in European River Cruising

Traveling to the most beautiful places in the world is a luxury that I believe most of my readers can afford. You may have seen places like Budapest and Vienna on television and thought, “How will I ever be able to visit these gorgeous cities?” But to be honest, once you are able to book a plane ticket, the rest of your trip can be

2019-12-07T08:53:48-07:00

Christmas Cruises: Highlights From The Danube River

Have you ever wanted to take a Christmas Cruise?  I just returned from a Viking Christmas and Danube River Cruise. It was delightful! Here are my thoughts: Visions of sugar plums danced in my head the first time I even heard the words "Christmas Market Cruise".  I didn’t even know they existed until one day reading a travel blog and I came across an article

2019-12-07T09:00:24-07:00

I Have Two Lovers: Vienna and San Miguel de Allende

Two Secret Lovers My therapist made me write this post, he made me make a decision and required that I write it down.  So I did. I was going to keep this a secret for the rest of my life. I really didn't want anyone to know. The less people know about this, the better.  That way, hoards of tourists will stay away from my

2019-12-07T06:04:27-07:00

Review: What is it really like to be on a Crystal Cruise?

 There is no doubt that if you are looking to be wined and dined on your next vacation, then Crystal Cruises is the company you are looking for. This exclusive cruise company makes you feel as if you are staying in a luxury hotel, only it floats on majestic waterways! At least the Grand Europe Crystal Mahler ship does, it floats along the shores of

2019-12-07T09:00:22-07:00

How a traveller inspired me …Post to Dr. Radermacher

Dr Radermacher, my medicine man! I remembered how excited I was when I found out from my husband that we were going to Vienna, Austria for our wedding anniversary. We had a trainer for our business that knew a lot about Vienna and so I decided to call him to get a few tips on things to do and places to stay.  But

2019-08-20T18:09:28-07:00