Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two!

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

River cruising is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry and last year I decided it was time for me to put away my prejudices (primarily the notion that river cruising is only for older people) and check it out for myself. I went on two European river cruises—first, in the summer […]

Great beers and great everything in French-speaking Belgium

Town Hall in Brussels' Grand-Place

Wedged like a time capsule inside the cobbled heart of central Brussels, the Grand-Place is breathtaking. Three-hundred-year-old façades of former guild houses and royal residences, delicately fashioned with gold and from stone and worn at the corners, run 360-degrees around the old town square, breaking only to grant entry to a few meandering, café-lit streets. […]

Travel Contests: Week of February 19, 2014

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a first class trip for two to Europe from American Airlines Win a trip to Aruba from Popcorn, Indiana (on Facebook) Win an 11-day trip to Greece for two from The Greek Gods (must […]

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 […]

Travel App of the Week: Rail Planner App from Eurail and InterRail

Rail Planner App

Recently I attended a European travel conference and the coolest app I walked away with was the Eurail/InterRail Rail Planner App. Any traveler heading to Europe and planning on using their trains should download it to their smartphone. It’s for both iPhone and Android, and it enables you to plan your European trip by train […]

Travel Contests: Week of October 9, 2013

Scenic Cruises

This week’s travel contests include: Win a European Scenic Cruise for two in our JohnnyJet.com blogger contest! Win a 6-day culinary trip for two to Venice (requires Facebook) Win a Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise to your choice of destinations plus $2,000 to spend Win a trip to Paris and $500 in spending money in Oscillo’s […]

First Ever France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass from Rail Europe

Traveling to France or Switzerland this fall? Rail Europe Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is now offering travelers the chance to explore both countries with the First Class France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass* to enjoy six days of first class train travel within a one-month period at a special discounted price. […]