EUROPE

Charter flights and keen competition between scheduled airlines, make Europe affordable to visitors from around the world. Over the years we have seen international boundaries change, dictatorships crumble, govenments fall. Today's Europe presents ever-changing travel opportunities. With Eurostar trains speeding their way under the Channel, more vacationers are adding the continent to their British itinerary. Bargain fares and increased flight options are taking them direct from home. In other decades it seemed necessary to cram everything into onre trip. Now long weekends to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam are popular, while longer stays often concentrate on one or two countries rather than the Grand European tour. In the next year or two we intend to see much more of Europe. Meantime, we can offer the following stories from recent trips:

CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague, the Golden Heart of Europe

GERMANY
Schwangau, Childhood Home of the Fairy-tale King
Nymphenburg Palace Best on a Warm Sunny Day
Munich for Oktoberfest and More
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Little Towns That Grew
Baden-Baden Will Uplift You in Every Way

HOLLAND
Zuider Now a Zee in Name Only
Holland in a Nutshell
Keukenhof; Holland's Floral Showcase
In Holland Give Yourself a Dutch Treat
The Anne Frank House
Springtime in the Low Countries - a photographic tour of Holland and Belgium

HUNGARY Budapest, a City to Romance the Soul
Margaret Island; Hungary's Spa in mid-Danube

FINLAND
Helsinki, Queen of the Baltic
Imatra, a Favourite of Russian Czars
Old Turku Is Just That
Opera at Savonlinna
Cruising Finland's Waterways

PORTUGAL Live Like Royalty in Portugal's Pousadas
Welcome Surprises Await Lisbon's Visitors
Seaside Sagres Recalls Era of Great Portugese Navigator

SWITZERLAND On the Rails in Switzerland
Soothed by the Spas of Switzerland
A Train Ride to Heaven

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