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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Residential Palace of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, looking toward the University of Vilnius

Where next? It’s the question I hear most often from people I meet on the road. I usually get oohs and aahs and nods of excitement when I reply, but when...

Audience awaits a Chopin concert in a small venue in Warsaw's Old Town

Katarzyna Kraszewska sat ramrod straight in front of the black lacquered Steinway & Sons grand piano. She contemplated the keyboard for a moment before striking the first commanding chord of a...

The words "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Makes You Free) span the entrance to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

During World War Two, the mass murder of millions of Jews, gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, mentally disabled, physically handicapped, and communists was the result of simple, vile ideas that were espoused by...

My Get Your Guide day trip from Vienna to Salzburg began at Mirabellgarten, perhaps most famous for the tree-lined boulevard at right, which was used in the film Sound of Music

Salzburg had been recommended to me as the second most interesting city in Austria, after Vienna. I’d planned to stop there for a few days, but several hours of searching for...

For history buffs, one of the more intriguing things to do in Vienna is to visit the Globe Museum

My first visit to Vienna was indecently short. During my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises last year, I spent a day getting to know the city. Following a walking...

Surviving Saltzor Gate wasonce one of numerous towersin the stone walls that protected Feldkirch

Feldkirch, Austria. I’d never heard of it and had no plans to visit. I ended up in this sub-Alpine village for one reason only; it was the easiest and least expensive...