My AmaWaterways Vacation – Melodies of the Danube

I recently had the opportunity to travel with AMAWaterways on their Melodies of the Danube. We began in Budapest, Hungary and ended in Vilshofen, Germany, with many ports visited in between.

The room was very nicely appointed and sparkling clean. To my surprise I found umbrellas in the closet. (Nice touch) They had walking sticks for their guests and even some were equipped with a small fold down chair to rest. They had bicycles onboard for anyone who wanted to take a spin in the ports we visited. They absolutely thought of everything for every type of traveler.

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Fall Foliage Tours

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The arrival of Autumn means more than just football season and back-to-school for the kids. It’s the transition from Summer to Winter – the time between the lush green plants of Spring and Summer and the barren branches of Winter weather.

During that transition, of course, the leaves on the trees change color, going from the green of Spring and Summer into the rich variety of brown, golden, and red hues — those traditional Autumn colors. In forests and other areas of free-growing foliage, the changing colors paint a majestic picture rich in contrast, evoking an era of Impressionist painting.

The changing colors of the seasons are such a magnificent sight that many Tour Operators offer Fall Foliage Tours, giving you the opportunity to see these grand visuals of nature up close, while offering Guidance to assist you in making the most of your vacation.

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Avalon Waterways – Capitals Of Central Europe [Video]

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I recently traveled with Avalon Waterways (a Globus family brand) on their Capitals of Central Europe itinerary. It was a beautiful 10 day trip from Prague to Budapest on the suite ship, the Avalon Panorama. The Avalon Panorama is pretty much a mobile 5 star hotel. In fact, it’s better than a 5 star hotel because with Avalon, you get to wake up in a new city every morning. From the wall-to-wall open air windows, classy modern decor, and full bathroom, you’ll find it’s hard to leave when your trip is over.

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