Woman eats trdelnik at a street market in Prague, Czech Republic

An Ideal Central European Vacation: Prague and Bratislava

It’s common to think of Europe being cleanly divided between Eastern Europe and Western Europe, but such a simple breakdown doesn’t get at the heart of the complexities this continent has to offer. Furthermore, it glosses over the region of Central Europe, where tensions between East and West and geographic differences express themselves in fascinating […]

Pelourinho District in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

10 Great Cities to Visit on a Brazil Vacation (that aren’t Rio de Janeiro!)

Ah, Rio. The marvelous city that decorates most every popular image of Brazil. The city of Copacabana and Carnaval, where Christ the Redeemer gazes out over endless white sands, backed by the towering peaks of Tijuca Rainforest. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty and romance of Rio. Unfortunately, most tourists on a Brazil […]