Travel Contests: Week of August 20, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests includes: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip to Bloomington and Mall of America Win a 5-day trip to Berlin in Trivago’s contest to makeover its Trivago guy TV pitchman Win a trip for 2 to Cartagena, Colombia with LAN Airlines Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of July 2, 2014

Granite Gear

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel from Granite Gear! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Berlin in the “Fall of the Wall” giveaway Win a customizable trip for two to Brazil plus a $1,000 Shop Latitude Shopping Spree Win a trip to Norway and other Norway prizes from Visit Norway (on […]

Viking European Christmas Market Cruise: Passau, Germany

Passau Germany Christmas Market Dec 2013 -020

DAY 1: Passau, Germany Sunday We flew into Munich, then met a Viking guide outside of baggage claim and boarded the transfer bus with other passengers to our ship in Passau. The ride takes just under two hours and most people slept. Cabins aren’t ready until around 3pm so plan your flights accordingly. We arrived […]

Historic Potsdam, Germany: Parks, Palaces, Pedaling, and Pils

Meierei brewery

By Highroad Cam with GeorgieJet From Augsburg, GeorgieJet and I continued along our Historic Highlights of Germany tour with a three-hour Deutsche Bahn train ride from Rostock (on the Baltic Sea) to Berlin, where we changed trains and arrived in Potsdam 20 minutes later. Potsdam, the capital of the Brandenburg State, is not actually part […]

A Saxony Surprise in New York

The St. Thomas Boys Choir cheering up New York

*This is a sponsored post This is how many lucky passers-by seemed to feel back on November 12, the night featured in the video above, when the St. Thomas Boys Choir—the 800-year-old musical legends from Leipzig, in Saxony—put on a surprise “pop up” concert in the middle of Times Square. For ten minutes, the 42 […]

Augsburg, Germany: History Off the Beaten Path

Cam and his beer

Augsburg, Germany was established by the Romans in 15 BC and has astounding history. Using Historic Highlights of Germany, I was able to connect with a guide, a Romantikhotel, and an itinerary that made this city come alive. Getting there The Lufthansa flight was outstanding—even in coach! The 747 was clean and comfortable and had friendly attendants, […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 11, 2013

Contests September 11, 2013

This week’s travel contests include: Win a $35,000 trip to Italy (on Facebook) Win a week-long Norwegian cruise from O Magazine Win a trip to the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany Win a 7-day Norwegian cruise vacation for two Win a beer-themed trip to Belgium Win a trip for two to Aruba and […]

12 Reasons to Take a Scenic River Cruise in Europe

Scenic Pearl Bell

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 “only for old people” stereotype and check it out. I jumped at the first invite I received, which was to join Scenic Cruises on a seven-day trip up the Danube. Note: The […]