Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 5 — Wachau Valley, Austria

Vineyards of Domäne Wachau

This is the fifth and final installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4—and thanks for reading! On the road from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna, we made our way through the rolling greens of […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 4 — Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Fountain at town center of Cesky Krumlov

This is the fourth installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 5 tomorrow. If you’re in the Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov is a must-do town. I’m grateful Insight Vacations had this magical UNESCO World Heritage site on […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 3 — Prague, Czech Republic

Scarves, hats and undies in Prague

This is the third installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 2, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. I can’t think of a better way to start a visit to Prague than being taken straight from the airport to […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 2 — Budapest, Hungary

Art deco in Budapest, Hungary

This is the second installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. As I stepped off the luxurious Insight Vacations bus and onto the streets of Budapest I could feel […]

Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part I — Vienna, Austria

A view from the Schönbrunn Palace

This is the first installment in a five-part series following JohnnyJet.com writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 2 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. Every time I travel to Vienna I initially feel its austerity—and then something quaint and neighborly happens, and I have […]

Visiting Europe’s Christmas Markets on a Viking River Cruise

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I’ve always heard that the European Christmas markets are spectacular but to be honest, I’d never had a strong desire to see them since I’m more of a warm weather kind of guy. I’d rather visit Europe in the spring, summer or autumn and save my winter travel for places like the South Pacific or […]

11 Reasons to Go on a European River Cruise

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River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, so recently, I decided it was time for me to put away my prejudices (ie: river cruising is only for older people) and check it out for myself. I went on two European river cruises in the past six months: the first was […]

Viking European Christmas Market Cruise: Budapest, Hungary

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DAY 7: Budapest, Hungary Saturday The day began by getting up early and going on a bus tour of both sides of the city: the older Buda and more cosmopolitan Pest. Our boat was docked on the Pest side in an ideal location — right across the street from the Four Seasons Gresham Palace (If […]