Christmas Markets on the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises

Christmas Markets on the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises

The original version of this article called “What’s a European river cruise really like?” was first published on Cruiseline. As a savvy explorer with years of first-hand ocean experience, Lisa Niver has some great insights to share when it comes to cruises. Her sailing on the Danube River for the Christmas markets with Viking Cruises left a particularly … Continued

“Brindisi,” Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part 3

Italy: Blood and Sacrifice Part 3 (Read Part I) How many of you have asked yourself if you could go back and do it all over again it would be different, it would be better. How could you be so dumb and make those mistakes? You would have achieved your life long dream, your happiness. … Continued

Capitals Along the Danube River

The Danube River flows through four national capital cities and ten countries. Choosing one of the river Danube cruises to enjoy the beauty of this body of water is a very good idea, especially if you are looking for a romantic vacation. However, making sure you stop in the capital cities along the way to … Continued

Vienna is ready for Santa to come

Vienna is home to the world’s oldest Christmas market. In 1294 it started off as the “December market” and over the years it has morphed into what you can enjoy now in Austria’s capital city. Christmas Markets all over Europe have some characteristics which define them: they are usually held during Advent; first Advent Sunday … Continued

A Day in Salzburg Austria

A Day in Salzburg Austria As I walked up the wooded beaten path up to the top of the hill I was greeted by the cool refreshing air of early morning. Forests, with their green leaves and unyielding presence, always had a special place in my heart. It is during times, when I am surrounded … Continued

Austria: Summer on the Westhill

I was traveling at 160 miles per hour heading from Vienna, Austria towards Slovenia.  It felt like I had been going at that speed for weeks as I trekked through Europe, seeing a new city every couple of days. Exhausted, I laid my head on the train window and began to rest my eyes. Some time … Continued

Slovakia: Devin Castle on Bratislava’s Doorstep

Devin Castle was built on one of the finest pieces of real estate in Europe – atop a cliff 212 metres above the Danube, at the confluence of the Danube and the Moravia rivers. My friend and I took a boat from Bratislava to the ruins of Devin Castle in May, on one of the … Continued

Running Away to Vienna

The week before I left the States for Vienna, I cried a lot. It all started when a professor came into my spring term class at university and said the German summer study abroad program was short on students. And he was providing scholarships. Next thing I knew I had dropped out of school for … Continued

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Vienna: The Toilet Of Modern Art

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Michael Seese from America. Thanks for your entry Michael! Anyone can find the Eiffel Tower, the Parthenon, or the Trevi Fountain. Tourists flock to these attractions, though with good reason, of course. But it is stumbling upon the uncommon, the unexpected, the … Continued

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