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Visit Europe in the summer of 2021

Americans who have been vaccinated will be able to visit Europe this summer, according to European Union Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. 

Travel Thought for the Week of April 26, 2021

“The fool who traveled is better off than the wise man who stayed home.”

– Rashi (1040-1105), French rabbi

Europe – 70 percent vaccinated by summer?

The European Union expects to have enough vaccine supply to fully vaccinate at least 70% of their adult population by mid-July.

Right now the United Kingdom, which is no longer part of the EU, is leading the race in Europe.

Buon compleanno, Roma!

Today is Rome's birthday. According to legend, the Caput Mundi was founded on April 21, 753 BC. The city looks pretty good for being 2774 years old. Auguri!

Church Interior, Melk Abbey, Austria

Under imperial patronage the abbey at Melk became one of the richest in the Holy Roman Empire. The abbey church, built in the early 1700's, is a stunning reflection of Baroque art and architecture.

Melk is a small village located at the western end of Austria's Wachau Valley, one of the most picturesque stretches of the Danube River. If you take a river cruise on the Danube, Melk and its abbey will definitely be a stop along the way.

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