Central Europe (A Globus Tour): Vienna, Austria

On the morning of the third day, I finished packing and left my suitcase outside my door for it to be collected and placed on the bus.  Your tour director gives you a luggage tag to attach to you bag to make it easy for it to be collected and placed on the correct bus.  …

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Central Europe (A Globus Tour): Budapest, Hungary

When I arrived at my hotel in Budapest, my tour group already finished their introductory meeting and was headed into the hotel restaurant so I missed all their introductions and review of the itinerary and optional excursions.  Luckily, my parents had arrived in the morning so they got all the information otherwise I would have …

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Central Europe (A Globus Tour): Introduction

As a quick summary, this next series of posts will be about an escorted tour I took with my parents through Central Europe last December.  I'll start by going over the booking process and everything leading up the the trip, then review the actual trip and lastly my final thoughts on taking an escorted tour …

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Banff National Park, Alberta and Yoho National Park, British Columbia: Day Two

Our second day in the Canadian Rockies was a sunnier day.  We got up earlier in an attempt to make it Morraine Lake before their parking lot filled up but it was not meant to be as access had already been blocked off.  Although we were earlier than the day before, the weather was nicer …

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Banff National Park, Alberta and Yoho National Park, British Columbia: Day One

We actually started our first day discovering Banff National Park and Yoho National Park by driving from our hotel in Calgary to Lake Louise which was about a 2 hour drive.  We would be staying in the town of Canmore for two nights but figured the hotel may not have rooms already available so early …

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