Booking a 2013 Christmas Market River Cruise: It’s Not Too Late

For anyone who’s been considering a holiday market cruise this season, it would be very, very smart to make your booking a.s.a.p. Yes, there is still availability on all the principal river cruise lines, but not necessarily on every sailing or in every cabin category.

The Magic of Germany at Christmas: 10 Unforgettable Christmas Market Vacations

I decided to write The Magic of Germany at Christmas: 10 Unforgettable Christmas Market Vacations to help Christmas travelers to Germany navigate their way around the country and make smart planning choices so they don’t wind up feeling overwhelmed

Heidelberg: Christmas in Germany’s oldest university town

Thanks to the wonderful resources of the German National Tourist Board, as well as the many local German tourist boards, I’ve always been able to include at least one gorgeous and arresting photograph in all my

Mainz: Christmas in Gutenberg’s City

I’m pretty sure I would never have visited Mainz were it not for my Rhine cruise. I knew the name but, honestly, that was about it. Our visit to the city was really a guided shore excursion. Overall, I was

Rüdesheim on the Rhine’s Christmas Market of the Nations

Rüdesheim is a small (population under 10,000) town on the banks of the Rhine in the middle of Germany’s wine-producing Rheingau region, which is noted for its Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. Its other claim to fame is tourism, since Rüdesheim is also very “picturesque”. The town’s best-known