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Checking in from Prague & Champagne!

November 1st, 2019

Greetings from Prague!

One of my favourite cities in Europe, and a former home of mine for several years, I always enjoy coming back to Prague.

I stopped in here briefly to check in on our ship for our Elbe River cruise program before I head off to London for World Travel Market:

Get more details about our September 2020 program The Elbe River: Berlin to Prague

Get more details about our October 2020 program Tastes of Eastern France

Or, check out some of our stories from our talented team of travel writers about these great destinations:

Sailing Over Stone: The Magic Of The Saxon Highlands

Charms and mysteries of Prague Castle

Webinar Replay: The Elbe River: Berlin to Prague

Why Cruise The Elbe?

Hey, Who Stole Dijon’s Mustard?

An enchanting river cruise down Rhône Valley

Webinar Replay: Tastes of Eastern France


When You Travel, How Much Do You See?

November 1st, 2019

There’s a fun video you’ve almost certainly watched online. It starts with an announcement:

“This is an awareness test. How many passes does the team in white make?”

Then you’re watching three basketball players in white suits facing off against three others wearing black.

More Member Questions!

October 26th, 2019

Greetings one last time from Toronto!

I'm just in the final days here before I head off to Europe for some reconnaissance regarding our upcoming programs, including a stop at World Travel Market, the largest gathering of travel industry professionals that happens each November.

Hospitality in Austria + why I wrote a book about it!

October 19th, 2019

Greetings from Toronto!

I made a short video this week with some thoughts about Austria, in advance of the release of my new book about Austrian hospitality!

I went to school for hospitality and tourism in Austria many moons ago, and today Austria remains one of the best countries to visit for a truly top notch experience as a guest.

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Webinar Replay: Austria: The Heart of Hospitality

October 19th, 2019

Check out the replay from our recent Q&A webinar about our upcoming trip to Austria in April 2020:

For more information on the program, check out the full trip page for Austria: The Heart of Hospitality

Or, if you'd like to enjoy an Austrian spa experience, check out our Austrian Spa & Wellness program, also happening in April 2020.


Celebrate the old and the new in historic Havana

October 18th, 2019

At 500 years old, Havana is one of the oldest cities in the Americas and one of the most historic, too. It is a city frozen in time, its streets crawling with candy-colored classic cars and lined with an eclectic mix of houses and buildings from bygone eras.

Cassoulet and other local fare you should sample when in Toulouse

October 11th, 2019

Situated in Southern France on the banks of the river Garonne, Toulouse is more than just a stopover. Recent tourist data shows that it is finally receiving the attention it has long deserved.

Known to many as La Ville Rose (The Pink City), Toulouse is a city where old meets new, where tradition comfortably sits beside the modern.

Releasing our Azores and Baltics itineraries!

October 11th, 2019

Greetings from Toronto!

I'm delighted this week to release the itineraries for two upcoming trips in 2020, first to The Azores in March and then to the Baltic region in July! I made a short video overview of both programs:

You can find both itineraries in this week's email newsletter, or get all the program details for the Azores here, and for the Baltics here.

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