Don Heimburger in front of a castle


Serving dessert

Don in front of Dome

Don in front of water


Book Don Heimburger
for Speaking Engagements

Don Heimburger has traveled to Europe many times to research travel articles and photograph the wonders of colorful Europe for a variety of magazines and publications and his own digital travel magazine, European Traveler. Don is available to make presentations to groups and organizations about his adventures, and to show his unique photographs.

While Don can talk on many travel subjects, here are several of his topic ideas:

1) Preparing for your First Trip to Europe
2) Preparing for your First Trip to Germany, Switzerland or Austria
3) Why River Cruising in Europe?
4) Best Train Trips in Europe
5) How to Maximize your European Trip: Money, Time, Attractions, Travel Agent, Internet, Guidebooks
6) Why I like to Travel to Europe
7) My All-Star European Photo Collection

TVG coming into station

Don with old steam locomotive

Fees for each presentation depend on the length of presentation, location of presentation and the nature of the audience Don is addressing. Inquire for details. Call 708-366-1973 or email us at or write us at European Traveler, 7236 West Madison St., Forest Park, Illinois 60130 USA

Travel Writer
As a travel writer and photographer, Don has written numerous travel articles about both U.S. and European destinations. He frequently travels to Europe supported by and on behalf of companies and organizations such as Rail Europe, the German Tourist Board, the Switzerland Tourist Board, the Spanish Tourist Board, the Flanders Tourist Office, Belgium Tourist Office, Croatian Tourism Office, Czech Republic Tourism Board, Ireland Tourism Office, American Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, InterContinental Hotels, Steigenberger Hotel Group, Avalon Waterways, Uniworld Cruises, Viking River Cruises and KD River Cruises.

He writes for European Traveler, Leisure Group Travel magazine for travel agents, German Life magazine, Chicago Tribune TribLocal, USA Today, Gemutlichkeit Travel Letter, Journal-Topic (Chicago area/17 papers) Newspapers, Trains magazine, Railfan magazine, the Northwest Indiana Times,and his own publications, and takes photos of people, historical places and attractions, festivals and foods. He also has written a twice-monthly column for about the world of trains. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and has written 12 books. He is a writer, editor, publisher and photographer and has owned and worked for both newspapers and magazines, and was in corporate public relations in Chicago for 10 years. He was also the editor of the U.S. Army newspaper at Fort Knox, Kentucky while in the U.S. Army.

Don says, "Europe is a fascinating kaleidoscope of festivals and peoples, castles and cultures, music and history that all comes together when you visit there. Traveling to Europe is one of the best educational trips I can think of."

Don on bridge