Old Town of Prague with Charles Bridge at sunset, Czech Republic

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. Budapest, Hungary Divided into “Buda” on the hilly side of the Danube, and “Pest,” which contains the city’s core, Budapest sits at the crossroads between Germanic, Slavic, and Balkan Europe, maintaining a Hungarian identity all its […]

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 […]

Grund neighbourhood with scenic view of bridge across Alzette River, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

A Luxembourg Vacation Offers a Wealth of Reasons to Visit This Tiny Country

For a tiny country, a Luxembourg vacation offers quite a rich blend of culture to be found on your trip to Europe. Officially, Luxembourg is called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and is headed by the Grand Duke Henri. (Interestingly, it is the only remaining grand duchy.) It is sandwiched between Belgium to the west and […]

Ljubljanica river canal in the old town. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exceptional Scenery, Culture, and Charm Can Be Found on a Slovenia Vacation

Consider a Slovenia vacation on your next trip to Europe. Originally part of the old Yugoslavia, Slovenia has emerged as a first-class travel destination and has been compared to Austria, with which it not only shares a border but also has comparable attractive features. Ljubljana My first port-of-call in Slovenia was the capital, Ljubljana (pronounced […]

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 […]