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End of the Great War--A Flanders Fields Tour

End of the Great War--A Flanders Fields Tour

End of the Great War—A Flanders Fields Tour

By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert

www.dreamdestinations.com

On 27 December 2018, along with 2 traveling companions. I went on a fascinating Flanders Fields Tour.  We were guided by Johan Serpierters, who will guide our 2019 75th Anniversary of D Day Tour.  To say he did an outstanding job is an understatement—incredibly knowledgeable, he is not overbearing with facts—he has the rare talent of making the history of the war come to life.

Most of us really do not know much about the war in terms of battles fought over a 100 years ago, so, let’s learn some about what caused the war, who were the key participants, and (the real reason for this blog) a little more about the northern part of the Western Front, which is nicknamed Flanders Fields, after the famous poem from that era.

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert

www.dreamdestinations.com

In December, 2018, we got the chance to visit Zurich, Switzerland.  It was the first visit for both Anne and I. We really enjoyed our 2 days in this Alpine City.

So, I thought I would tell you a little about Zurich and what you might consider doing there if you decide to visit this wonderful Swiss city.

A Great Europe Festival

A Great Europe Festival

On 6 June 2019, we will be in Ste. Mere Eglise, leading some wonderful folks to witness a great festival as part of our 75th Anniversary of D Day tour.

This village played a key role in the D Day invasion for the airborne forces.  Due to its location, it was important that Ste. Mere Eglise was taken from the German occupiers.

So, let’s learn about the airborne operations of the D Day invasion and a little about Ste. Mere Eglise.

5 Great Castles in Scotland

5 Great Castles in Scotland

I have always found castles interesting.  Many times in our history, landowners had to protect their turf from invaders and they built castles to defend and impress.  A castle is both a residence and a fort, and they have evolved as weapons and lifestyles changed.

Let’s take a trip together in the misty land of Scotland and see some cool castles and their gardens.

Our Travel Video Website Page

Our Travel Video Website Page

Our Travel Video Website Page

By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert

www.dreamdestinations.com

A unique feature of the content on our website is the Travel Video Page.Most travel agencies post video made by others or shoot small snippets of a tour or ocean liner or rivership.We have taken a different approach—each video is a collection of our pictures put together in a video slide show.