26 April 2023 I am sitting on the edge of Lake Como, a vision of sparkling blue, nestled in the Cyprussy hills of northern Italy. Yesterday we arrived here in the train after eight hours of travel, much of which was through the alpine valleys of Switzerland. Tomorrow we’ll train into Rome. Everything is so … More Travel Log: Rome & Florence
The lost Kingdom of Ruthenia is undergoing a rebirth and is attracting renewed interest from adventurous travelers. You may be a history buff, or a vagabond tourist, but could you find Ruthenia on a map? … More Where on Earth is Ruthenia?
The clean and elegant aesthetic of the tiny country of Luxembourg always impresses the newcomer, but what do we actually know about this place? Those familiar with the feel of France or Germany will find themselves doing double-takes in Luxembourg where these two cultures seem to seamlessly combine. Still, Luxembourg is its own place with … More First Trip to Luxembourg: Tiny Country with a Rich Heritage
Do you have a favorite motto, phrase or mantra that keeps you positive or motivated? Maybe it’s something from a favorite book, or a quote from someone you admire. I have many of these: ‘Stay calm and carry on,’ ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going,’ and of course, ‘when life gives you … More Luctor et Emergo
Come explore the old Dutch city of Delft with us to learn how the city and its children have changed the course of history, and with it, the world! … More 5 Ways Delft Has Changed the World.
Read the exciting finale (3 of 3) in our quest to find the seventeenth century Karren family farm on the Isle of Man. … More The Three Sons of Man: Part 3 – The Search for Ballacarran
Caution! This collection of hilarious and heart-warming travel stories is proven to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in usually very reasonable people. … More Tales of a Fly by Night: A book filled with vivid five minute vacations.
Now you can enjoy the European travel experience year-round, without scheduling, financial, pandemic, or seasonal constraints. Through our cultural stories set in various European lands, we provide ‘cultural fiction’ at its finest. For European historical thrillers, click HERE. Now Available: Little Sicily by V M Karren! A crime story in three acts: romance, tragedy, comedy, … More Escape From the Ordinary