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5 ‘Best In Show’ Winners – Dogs Of Europe

 best of europe,dogs   Apr 22, 2017    By

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson I love dogs. I grew up without one, as my mom was fearful of them and therefore I was too. It wasn’t until my late-20’s that I met a Tibetan Spaniel […]


My 10 Favorite Cities in Europe (for now)

 best of europe,destinations,top cities   Feb 25, 2017    By

What blog doesn’t have a “best of” list? I’ve split this up into more ‘known’ cities first, and then next week I will reveal my favorite ‘hidden gems‘. Just a reminder – this is a baseline assessment from my previous travels…with luck I still have many more European trips left to go, so the list […]


7 Charming Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit

 best of europe,destinations,eurotrip   Jul 14, 2016    By

I’ve always been fascinated with small towns. I even had an idea years back of writing a coffee-table book about small towns in the US, documenting things like local legends, quirks the town is known for, stories from the neighborhood pub, and even the personal drama of the townspeople. Oftentimes visiting a big city is […]


6 Cheap AND Nice Cities in Europe

 best of europe,budget travel,destinations,eurotrip   Jul 7, 2016    By

I’ve been posting a lot on Quora lately, the social media forum that acts as a question/answer repository for any topic you can think of. Frequently, prospective travelers are trying to save money, particularly in expensive regions like Europe. I thought I’d address this by suggesting value cities that meet two key criterion – cheap […]


Euro 2016 – The Elite Eight!

 best of europe,eurotrip,football   Jun 28, 2016    By

Euro 2016 is in the home stretch! I remember I was a huge sports nut as a kid. In 6th grade one of our assignments was to keep a daily journal, and every single day my entry was about the previous night of sports…what happened, who won, amazing plays, etc. My teacher commented that I […]


Hidden Gems of Europe

 best of europe,destinations,eurotrip   Mar 8, 2016    By

So what makes a ‘hidden gem’? I figure it’s a location off the radar from people’s tourist lists, maybe a city in a country that already has multiple places of more popularized interest. Because of that I’ve also added in the best way to get to these gems…and in all cases there are direct routes […]