Rynek Glowny main square in Krakow, Poland

Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 2)

Previous: Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 1) Steeped in history, culture, and architectural beauty, here are four cities well worth exploring on a Central Europe vacation. Krakow, Poland Krakow is Poland’s most beautiful and popular city. It has a convenient location near the borders of Czechia and Slovakia and makes for […]

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 […]

Russian Borscht in White Bowl with Dill and Bread Slices

RECIPE: Russian Borscht

Borscht is one of those dishes that has many variations. Originating in the Ukraine, this sour soup is also served in neighbouring Eastern European countries like Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, and Latvia, to name a few. The most common variation includes beetroot as its main ingredient. Borsch can be served hot or cold, thin or […]