Congratulations to our Tour Scrapbook Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Tour Scrapbook Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 Digital Tour Scrapbook winners and thanks to all who submitted an entry.  This contest was designed to showcase our tours to Europe from a tour member’s perspective.  I hope it gives those thinking about taking a David McGuffin tour a little more insight into our tours and travel style.

2014 Winners

FIRST PRIZE – 1 seat on any David McGuffin tour departing in 2015 or 2016

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 6.46.31 AMCORA BARTHOLOMEW – Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria

Cora titled her webpage “The Whole Wide World is Mine” and it captures her special moments on a David McGuffin tour in December 2014.  Be sure to click on her photo collage to see comments and descriptions.  Our judges thought Cora’s scrapbook captured the essence of her travel experience by featuring engaging photos and commentary.







SECOND PRIZE – $500 Gift Certificate for a David McGuffin tour

DIANNE SCHNOOVER – The Best of Ireland & ScotlandScreen Shot 2015-05-08 at 6.59.28 AM

Dianne titled her scrapbook “Scotland My McGuffin Adventure” and the judges thought she did a good job capturing some key tour moments during the Scotland portion of her tour with David.






THIRD PRIZE – $250 Gift Certificate for a David McGuffin tour

ELIZABETH POWELL – Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 7.07.31 AM

Elizabeth decided to go way back in time to share her experiences on David’s first official Exploring Europe Tour. The judges liked Elizabeth’s scrapbook because it showcased her family and friends.







If you are traveling with us in 2015, be sure to be on the lookout for details on entering our 2015 Digital Tour Scrapbook Contest.  We will have contest rules and entry information available in late December 2015.



Your Adventure Starts in the Kitchens of Tuscany

Your Adventure Starts in the Kitchens of Tuscany

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 May 8, 2015

Marco and bisteccaSpotlight on Italian Cuisine: Tuscany

I tend to find that cuisine in Tuscany mainly consists of heavy and hearty rustic home cooking. It’s all about simple food prepared to taste great. You’ll find fresh vegetables, superb olive oils, grilled meats, unleavened bread, and all the cured ham, salami, and sausage you’ll care to eat. Finding a place to eat is not difficult because there are a slew of restaurants, sandwich shops, and wine bars in every town.  Add tourism to the mix and the places to dine multiply.  Culling out the best from the just “ok” takes some research. Click here to see some of my favorite dishes and some food highlights from my recent trip to Tuscany.


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And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Cora Bartholomew, the winner of the Tour Scrapbook Contest! She will be traveling for free on an Exploring Europe trip of her choice. Congratulations to the runners-up as well, Diane Schnoover and Elizabeth Powell, who won gift certificates good toward any upcoming tour. For more information on the winners and to visit their websites, click here.

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ornaments1It’s never too early for Christmas!

Why not spend this Christmas in Germany and Austria? Join David on his Christmas Markets Tour and you could take a sleigh ride in the hills, stroll through markets filled to the brim with ornaments, enjoy a cup of mulled wine, and visit a snow-covered castle. This tour fills up quickly, so sign up today!

You can hear a fist-hand account of this tour and see tons of pictures by visiting Cora’s winning tour scrapbook website.

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Save on Last Minute Travel

Save 15% on any Exploring Europe tour marked with the last minute discount. Currently, tours departing in May and June are discounted. Visit Europe now and take advantage of the excellent exchange rate. See a list of tours here.

Your Adventure Starts Here!