High season in Europe?  What high season?

High season in Europe? What high season?

“When is the best time to travel in Europe?”  Great question!  I think the answer is “whenever you can!” I am often asked about the merits of travelling in Europe during the so-called “shoulder” season as opposed to...
“You don’t even have a tan”

“You don’t even have a tan”

Upon return from one of my trips to Europe in 2012, a neighbour asked me, “So what do you do when you’re over there?  I mean, you don’t even have a tan.” I actually did have some colour from hiking under the warm Italian sun in the...
5 Traditional European Christmas Dishes You’ve Never Tried

5 Traditional European Christmas Dishes You’ve Never Tried

1.  Vánoční Rybí Polévka (Czech Christmas Fish Soup) – Czech RepublicHarking back to a simpler time when meat was a luxury to most Europeans, the tradition of eating carp (a freshwater fish) for a treat at Christmas has remained strong in the Czech...