Royal Castle and old town at sunset, Warsaw, Poland

A Poland Vacation Should Include Warsaw – a City Reinvented

From almost total destruction after the Second World War, Warsaw has developed into a very cosmopolitan and significant world-class city. Discover this phenomenon on a Poland vacation. I recently had a very enjoyable second visit to Poland’s capital. My previous visit to Warsaw took place during the days of the iron curtain and communist domination. […]

Bran Castle at Night with Full Moon, Transylvania, Romania - Cropped

Digging Up Myths, Magic, and Monsters on Your Europe Vacation

Roaming the centuries-old sites and cities of Europe, we’re constantly reminded of just how much history there is to discover, from Iceland to Istanbul. Where there’s history, there’s mythology, and where there’s mythology, there’s magic and monsters. It would be impossible to list all the great spots for a Halloween-inspired Europe vacation in one article, […]

Horse Carriages at Main Market Square in Krakow in a summer day, Poland

So Many Good Reasons to Consider An Eastern Europe Vacation

Southeast Asia might have supplanted it as the backpacker’s destination of choice, but Europe is no second fiddle for first-time travellers. Poking around the British Isles or seeing the romantic centres of Paris and Barcelona are great ways to get introduced to the world of international travel. However, in the midst of visiting these amazing […]