Jon Lapp


Cambridge, England a City of History, Culture and world-changing Discoveries

Cambridge, England Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits …

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Manchester, England

The Industrial City of Manchester England

Manchester is a wonderfully vibrant city in the Northwest part of England. Historically it was the world’s first industrial city beginning with a textile boom about the turn of the 19th century. While there, make it a point to stop in at the Museum of Science and Industry. (Currently closed due to COVID-19) The Manchester …

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Mulled Wines

Mulled Wines

Mulled wines are warm liquid deliciousness that creates a very pleasant smell and is guaranteed to knock out any chill you may be feeling. On our Christmas Market Cruise in Central Europe, mulled wines were a prominent feature in every market. Holiday collectors’ cups can be used with a refundable deposit, or you can enjoy …

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Caucasus Mountains are at the intersection of Europe and Asia. They stretch from the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, it is referred to as the Caucasus region. In the center of this is the country of Georgia and today we are going to introduce you to its capital Tbilisi (pronounced-Tilleesee). Tbilisi is a …

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Plovdiv Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv is an ancient city in southern Bulgaria, built around seven hills. It boasts being the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe dating back some 8000 years! As you explore the city you will find many areas that are still being dug up by archeologists. Ancient Roman Ruins in Plovdiv The Ancient Theater is the …

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

Let’s talk about potato pancakes! We grew up in partly polish families, and potato pancakes were a real treat. Served for breakfast or dinner, applesauce or sour cream, it is comfort food in its own class. Pancakes and Latkes are used sometimes interchangeably. But there is a difference. Potato pancakes are more rounded than potato …

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Eiffel tower

Paris, France

We will be escorting a group trip to Paris France, the Normandy area, and a 7-night river cruise aboard an Amawaterways river cruise ship next November. The dates of the river cruise are November 4th to November 11th of 2021. We will be putting together and offering pre and post-cruise extensions and we will be …

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