Category Archives for "Europe"

Lessons of Italy

Written by Diane Webster. Italy is a great place to discover and learn – about culture, history, food and yourself. Our first stop in Italy was Rome. On the way to our hotel, the Excelsior, our taxi driver informed us that we were staying on a “very important” street. When we arrived, I understood what he […]

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La Dolce Vita

Written by Tom Thrun. “You know what ages a man? Boredom. When I was young, traveling, I felt like a lion…but at home I feel eighty.” As I stared the celebration of my fiftieth year here on the planet directly in the face, this line from La Dolce Vita was more poignant now than ever […]

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The Four Queens

Written by Tom Thrun. I fell in love with transatlantic and family travel all at the same time. It was 1962 and my father had arranged to take our family to Europe aboard the Queen Elizabeth from New York to France and return on the Queen Mary. To this day some 42 years later I […]

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Golden Jubilee in Paris

Written by Tom Thrun. It’s hard to believe that Her Majesty celebrated fifty years on the throne in the year 2002. No, not that Queen, I’m referring to Classic Travel’s fearless leader and my beloved partner in crime, Joy. After contemplating numerous exotic destinations in which to commemorate this historic day, the decree was handed […]

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Germany, Austria and Czech Republic – By Trains, Planes, and Automobile

Written by Julie Schafer. My husband, Nick, and I feel very fortunate that our careers and our love for travel often collide. Recently the opportunity to visit Europe presented itself and we quickly planned a fantastic tour of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. As our first visit to these beautiful Eastern European countries, we […]

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