New Year’s Day marked a historic double achievement for Croatia. This idyllic Balkan nation joined the Eurozone and the border-free Schengen Area, the first country to do both on the same day. So goodbye kuna currency and hello euro! A Boon to Tourism Croatia’s entry into Schengen is expected to boost the tourism industry, which
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The 2021 travel season to Italy was short but sweet. During the 15 long months the Bel Paese was off-limits to US visitors due to Covid, our travel agent partners and their clients had time to dream and to plan. Whether a long deferred trip-of-a-lifetime or a spontaneous rest-and-recharge, Italy’s allure has never been stronger.
The world’s top ranked cyclists whizzed through some of Italy’s most spectacular and iconic landscapes during the famous Giro d’Italia road race in May. A small slice of the nearly 3,500 km (2,175 mi) route dipped in and out of Slovenia. The result? An exciting 15th stage that started with a pile-up and ended in
Marvelous Montenegro is one of Europe’s hidden gems. The holiday hordes have mostly ignored this tiny Balkan country in favor of neighboring Croatia and Italy. Those in the know, however, are excited about the renovated and brand new luxury hotels in Montenegro popping up on its sunny shores. The setting for these luxury hotels in
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It comes as no surprise that Venice is the most visited city in Italy. Between 26 million and 30 million tourists flock to the “Queen of the Adriatic” each year, and almost 75% of them are foreigners. Even the most jaded globetrotter can’t help but gasp at the sheer beauty of this centuries-old city built entirely