Aug 302018
A New and Better Christmas Cruise Experience

We love visiting the European Christmas markets, and take Travel Insiders to Europe just about every December for this purpose. Until now, we’ve used a one week river cruise as the central component of these experiences, but this year, we are trying something different – not just different, but also better.  A better experience, and […]

Jun 292018
Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 June, 2018

Good morning I returned from my lovely three weeks in Britain on Wednesday, only to discover that while I was flying home, somewhere over the Arctic, my main server had crashed.  This changed my plans for Wednesday afternoon and most of Thursday from one of calmly unpacking suitcases and recovering from jet lag to one […]

Apr 112018
Quad K Tour Day by Day Itinerary

This is one of the most exciting tours we’ve yet offered – a twelve-day tour starting in Kiev, Ukraine, then traveling through Kazakhstan, and ending in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.  The tour is in mid October 2018, with an optional pre-tour adding Chisinau (formerly Kishinev) in Moldova, Tiraspol in ‘a country that doesn’t exist’ and […]

Apr 112018
The 'Quad K' Tour  October 2018

Here’s a tour quite unlike any other we’ve offered.  It gives you time in three different former Soviet republics and an option to include a fourth country – and a fifth “non-country” too (it doesn’t officially exist but try telling that to the people who live there).  Chances are that you’ve visited many countries, but […]

Mar 152018
Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 March, 2018

Good morning As mentioned, I’ve been traveling for most of this week and will be continuing into next week too.  But I’ve had time to finally get all the details of our first ever ‘Christmas Land Cruise’ written down – and what a lot of details there are, due to so many inclusions and places […]

Mar 152018
Christmas Markets "Land Cruise" Now Released

We’ve been enjoying Christmas Market river cruises for almost 15 years – sometimes on the Rhine, sometimes on the Danube.  Sometimes upstream, sometimes downstream.  Don’t get us wrong – all are wonderful experiences, and hundreds of Travel Insiders have happily shared them with us over the years. The time has now come to offer you […]