It’s Ball season in Vienna

Nowhere are balls so romantically formal as in Vienna. This tradition is intoxicating to locals and visitors for far more than a single night! At the end of the blog you will read -courtesy of Austrian tourism office- a brief history of the Balls in Vienna. Here below you can find the program of the 2018…

October 12, Columbus day, a perfect afternoon in Rome for the inauguration of “Rinascente” the megastore in the center of the city in Via del Tritone the first mall-museum in the world.

I never expected such a large crowd:  ladies “le signore bene” from all over Rome in a perfectly ordered row along the Triton Street Sidewalk,  young people eager to hear  the live music entertainment marathon with pop stars, bands and DJ along with a multitude of curious people and  groups of tourist.  When the doors opened,…

Strong dollar makes travel abroad cheaper for Americans!

If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too expensive, start packing your bags. A stronger dollar has reduced the price of travel, from a hotel room to a glass of vino, in much of Europe. Hotels and restaurants in Europe become more affordable thanks to the currency rates. Other economies are shaky, making their…

Our Honeymoon—or as it is in Italian, Luna di Miele

As I am recovering from my post-wedding and honeymoon blues, I figure the best way to truck through is to reminisce about the absolutely incredible journey my husband and I experienced in Italy. Planning our honeymoon in Italy with TourCrafters was something that seemed to be a dream; something that was a fantasy rather than…

Why We Travel

Traveling is different for everyone.  It can be liberating, therapeutic, blissful, etc. and so on.  At the root, is vacation a supplement to a career or separate?  In the American workforce, most everyone works long hours to afford travel.  I found a great article found here-  < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/14/how-important-   are-vacations_n_963002.html  > ,which questions the importance of vacationing.  I…