Category: Austria

Tips on Tipping: Europe

The topic of tipping is enough to stir up minor anxiety when traveling to a new place.  While it’s commonplace for those of us from the States, the rules change by country, situation and region – confused yet? Don’t be. To avoid an awkward faux pas abroad, give these tips on tipping a look. Basic moolah tips …

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$10 Goes Farther In Eastern Europe

Money certainly does not grow on trees, but not all European destinations have to be budget busters. It’s common to hear “It’s just too expensive” about traveling to Europe. It doesn’t need to be that way. Recently, on our Highlights of Eastern Europe trip, I was surprised to see how far I could stretch a …

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Your Snapshot of Eastern Europe

If you have a “been there, done that” attitude toward Western Europe, are looking for a deep dive into Communist and World War II history or simply want to say you went somewhere none of your other friends have ventured, look no further than Highlights of Eastern Europe. This trip takes you through four very …

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An Orangutan Photographer in Vienna

It’s been a while since I’ve written about animal news from around the world, so I thought I’d chime in on a buzzworthy topic involving a certain orangutan at a Vienna zoo. It seems the orangutan, named Nonja, has become something of a phenomenon on Facebook due to her photography skills. Well, maybe not skills. …

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